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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Open to Potential Use of Suborbital Vehicles in Human Spaceflight

Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for space technology at NASA, has said the agency is open to the possibility of permitting researchers to fly aboard commercial suborbital spacecraft to conduct experiments as part of the Flight Opportunities program, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “As principal investigators propose, both internal to NASA and external, …

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Congress Passes Tax Reform Bill

A tax reform bill is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature after Congress passed the measure Wednesday, Reuters reported Wednesday. The House voted 224-201 and the upper chamber voted 51-48 to approve the measure that would reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to …

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Gets 15-Year Lease for Consolidated DC Headquarters

The General Services Administration has signed a 15-year lease agreement for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to occupy a new headquarters located in Washington, D.C. PBGC will consolidate its HQ from three leased sites into a 431,785-square-foot facility at 445 12 Street, S.W., Washington, D.C., GSA said Tuesday. “The new lease will reduce PBGC’s …

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FAA Issues Drone Flight Restriction on DOE Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration has moved to restrict operations of unmanned aerial vehicles near Energy Department facilities per request of U.S national security and law enforcement agencies. FAA said Monday it will use the agency’s authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations section to prohibit drone flights within 400 feet of seven DOE …

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DHS Forms Sector Coordinating Council With Election Industry Members

The Department of Homeland Security and the Election Assistance Commission convened Wednesday with election stakeholders to organize a coordinating body for sector-specific policies, strategies and activities. The meeting with election industry representatives as well as local and state election officials worked to launch an industry-led Sector Coordinating Council to be …

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DOE Seeks to Advance US Energy Policy Priorities Through Reorganization

The Department of Energy has announced plans to reorganize its operational structure in a push to address DOE’s policy goals in accordance with statutory requirements. DOE said Friday it also seeks to help advance the White House’s strategies to maintain U.S. energy dominance, protect energy and national security resources, spur innovation and improve environmental management …

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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content. The repeal of such rules would allow internet companies to accelerate service for some applications …

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Kenneth Johnson Promoted to Full-Time SEC COO

Kenneth  Johnson, acting chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 2017, has been appointed to serve in the COO position on a full-time basis. He supervises the commission’s human resources, acquisitions, information technology, strategic initiatives, financial management and support operations offices, SEC said Thursday. Johnson served as chief management …

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Bill Calls for Full FY 2018 Defense Funds

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a bill that would fund national defense programs through the end of fiscal year 2018 and keep the government funded until Jan. 19. Frelinghuysen’s office said Wednesday the continuing resolution seeks to prevent a government shutdown when the current temporary …

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