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9/29/2014
U.S. Steps Up Sanctions and Export Controls Against Russia’s Defense Industry
Authors: Christopher R. Wall, Stephan E. Becker, Nancy A. Fischer, Aaron R. Hutman, Stephanie J. Rohrer

The United States recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defense sector. These designations and export control steps have implications for defense contractors, parts suppliers and brokers.

September 2014
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Carly A. Deckelboim

Headlines:

  • Unenclosed and Unpainted Tower Leads to $30,000 in Fines
  • $20,000 Fine for Missing Issues/Programs Lists at Two Stations
  • Increased Fine for Intentional Interference and Unlicensed Transmitter Use

9/26/14
FAA Grants Exemptions and Releases Guidance for Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Authors: Kenneth P. Quinn, Jennifer E. Trock, Graham C. Keithley

On September 25, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved six exemption requests for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for television and movie filmmaking under strict conditions. Simultaneously, the FAA released guidelines for petitioners seeking FAA exemption approval to operate sUAS in the National Airspace System (NAS). The FAA’s exemptions and guidance serve as useful relief valves to address pent-up demand for commercial UAS, with 40 exemption requests in the pipeline, many of which are now likely to be granted in modified forms in the coming months, especially in the agricultural, chemical, university research, and utilities sectors. These latest exemptions are highly restrictive, and do not represent a comprehensive regulatory framework to address the many safety, privacy, and security issues raised by the widespread use of UAS. FAA, which has neither expertise nor authority regarding privacy, is expected to issue a more comprehensive, proposed rulemaking for sUAS before the end of the year.

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