The technology has been used in recent months to save lives and save money, but government agencies have not been quick to adopt it as a primary source of funding for drone surveillance.
The Federal Aviation Administration has said that the agency does not intend to use the technology to spy on Americans, and there have been no instances in which it has funded the program.
A drone program is likely to continue for years.
But even if the federal government does not fund the program, other states have the authority to regulate drones.
In June, the Washington State Legislature approved a measure that would require commercial drone operators to register with the state.
The bill also prohibits the FAA from requiring commercial operators to maintain or operate drones that carry a maximum of five passengers.
The FAA has said it will consider the bill, but has not issued a formal order on its status.
In addition to the Washington law, other drone-related states have enacted laws that could regulate drone operators.
New York has passed a law that would allow private drone operators operating in the state to use its airspace to conduct surveillance, while California is considering a bill that would authorize the state’s first pilot program.
The drone industry has not taken kindly to any of these restrictions.
Several drone manufacturers and operators have filed lawsuits against New York over the law.
Drone operators and other stakeholders have been critical of the drone-state movement, arguing that commercial drone-based operations will inevitably lead to the proliferation of drones and drones-as-weapons.
In response, the federal FAA has taken several actions that could restrict commercial drone use.
In March, the agency announced that it would restrict drone use by private pilots.
But in June, a federal judge blocked that move, saying the FAA had not yet determined what restrictions the agency would impose on commercial drone operations.
In a statement, the FAA said that it is working with states to draft rules that will require operators to have a valid, airworthiness certificate from the FAA.
In July, the Federal Aviation Authority issued guidance on drone operations, which it said would be in line with the FAA’s position on drones.
The agency also said that commercial operators could continue to operate drones under existing conditions.
The federal government has been encouraging states to enact laws that restrict the use of drones for commercial purposes.
In January, President Obama announced a $500 million grant program for states to expand drone use, which could lead to new restrictions.
The Obama administration also announced that the Department of Homeland Security would expand the use and use by states of drones as part of the DHS Cybersecurity Innovation Fund.
The DHS program is designed to provide grants to states to create or expand drone-focused initiatives.