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NFL Security Chief Backs Bipartisan Drone Defense Bill

“The National Football League’s top security official on Thursday backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize the federal government to track, seize and destroy drones considered a threat to large, public gatherings. Cathy Lanier, the NFL’s senior vice president of security, described for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee ‘a dramatic increase in the number of threats, incidents, and incursions by drones’ at NFL stadiums, including an incident last year at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, when a drone dropped leaflets near one of the end zones. ‘We are all very fortunate that the drone over Levi’s Stadium dropped only leaflets,’ said Lanier, the former chief of police in Washington D.C. ‘Drones today are capable of inflicting much greater damage.’”

Source: NFL Security Chief Backs Bipartisan Drone Defense Bill

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