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ULA Successfully Launches GPS III Satellite for U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Gary Wentz Quoted

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the second Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on August 22 at 9:06 a.m. EDT, ULA announced on Thursday.

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Commercial Drone Alliance Seeks ‘Regulatory Certainty’ for Large UAS Operations

The Commercial Drone Alliance is calling on the U.S. chief technology officer and the Federal Aviation Adinistration to “provide regulatory certainty” for operating large unmanned aerial systems. The industry group wrote to USCTO and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Michael Kratsios as well as FAA Administrator Stephen Dickinson and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao seeking a "clear regulatory roadmap” for drones that weigh more than 55 pounds.

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Report: NSA Failed to Comply With Contracting, Data Security Regulations

The National Security Agency’s Office of the Inspector General released a report stating that the agency didn’t properly handle its contracting procedures and signals intelligence data repository. The report, which consolidates audits from October 2018 to March 2019, also found that there’s “room for improvement” in eight information technology security areas.

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GAO: DoD Failed to Conduct Regular Contractor Payment Policy Assessments

The Government Accountability Office released a report on Thursday detailing how that the Department of Defense has failed to regularly assess the impact of its contract financing policies to industry since 1985. GAO analyzed DoD’s progress payments, which are based on costs the contractor incurred, as well as its performance-based payments as part of the study.

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FCC Eyes Change in Aviation Safety Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission proposes to modify policy on its Aviation Radio Service to accommodate modern avionics technology, boost aeronautical spectrum efficiency and promote aviation safety. FCC said Thursday its changed rules are designed to modernize communications between aircraft and ground-based telecommunications stations.

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DoD Looks to Cut Regulations, Processes for Rapid Tech Acquisition

The official managing the Department of Defense’s acquisition enablers initiative sets policy updates and less acquisition regulations and cybersecurity standards as top priorities to accelerate adoption of new military capabilities, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. “If we can create a more modular approach to the way that we buy capabilities, we can deliver them faster,” Stacy Cummings, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for acquisition enablers, said at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.

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