Oct 28, 2013 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he's close to introducing legislation aimed at curbing electronic surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies and has been lining up bipartisan support for the measure.
He says that aside from being bipartisan, the effort is bicameral, with Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin preparing to file companion legislation in the House. Go to full article
Border station. Photo: Leonara Enking, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sep 17, 2013 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Officials with the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union are planning to release a report about surveillance along the U.S.-Canadian border by the state and federal governments.
The report "Surveillance on the Northern Border" will describe what it says are some of the high-tech tools and sophisticated technologies being used in Vermont.
Federal authorities use a variety of electronic devices to monitor security along the U.S.-Canadian border.
Fort Drum, NY, Jan 14, 2011 — New York's Air National Guard says it till begin flying unmanned surveillance planes over the Adirondacks beginning this summer. The training missions will be used to help pilots and ground crews learn how to remote-control a spy plane known as the MQ-9 Reaper.
As Brian Mann reports, the planes will fly out of Fort Drum, but the pilots will be manning consoles in Syracuse. Go to full article