Malicious Drones

Emma Best filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
Due Oct. 4, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Emma Best

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records mentioning or relating to "malicious drones" or malicious UAVs, as discussed in the attached testimony taken from the FBI website (, including but not limited to emails, memos, letters, reports, threat assessments, briefings and talking points.

I request that the response also include materials relating to the use of UAVs/UAS to smuggle narcotics over the border or to deliver contraband inside federal and state prisons. I also request materials relating to or describing "criminal actors" [using] UAS for both surveillance and countersurveillance in order to evade or impede law enforcement" and "the use of UAS to harass and disrupt law enforcement operations." These examples are explicitly discussed by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Brunner in his Congressional testimony.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Emma Best