Capt. Barbenoir, the Agency realizes you are a Navy veteran and a double amputee, and as such we readily agreed that a lower workstation is a Reasonable Accomodation under Secton 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. However, we feel that the use of a parrot as a Companion Animal, and the need for the consumption of alcohol on the job, which consumption is normally proscribed by law on Federal Government property, is well beyond the spirit of Section 508, and that much documentation about these needs must be provided by a competent medical authority. In addition, Physical Security wants to know how in God's Name you managed to get that cutlass past the X-ray and magnetometer screening at the building entrance!
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.