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NASA Unveils Launch Communications Ground Segment to Support Artemis Mission

NASA has officially opened one of the three permanent ground stations of the Near Earth Network’s Launch Communications Segment that will provide services to support future space explorations including the Artemis moon landing mission. 

The space agency said Wednesday the Kennedy Uplink Station, located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will work with companion ground stations Ponce De Leon and Bermuda to facilitate communications for Artemis launch missions. 

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DOJ Releases Updated Policy on Use of UAS in Law Enforcement Activities

The Department of Justice has released a new version of its policy on the use of unmanned aircraft systems in investigations, search and rescue operations and other authorized law enforcement activities. 

DOJ said Wednesday the updated policy adds additional measures to ensure the security of the U.S. supply chain, address cybersecurity concerns and protect privacy and civil liberties.

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DOT Seeks Industry Feedback to Bolster Emerging Transportation Tech Council

The Department of Transportation is requesting public input on how to bolster the capabilities of a newly-formed council tasked with supporting emerging transportation technologies.

DOT said Tuesday it released a request for comments to gather suggestions on topics, projects or issues the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Council should consider to better respond to the growing needs of the public and industry. 

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CISA Warns Citizens of Holiday Shopping Scam Activities

The Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has launched a campaign to increase awareness about potential online shopping scams and other malicious activities ahead of the holiday shopping season. 

CISA said Tuesday it created a new section on its website that lays out precautionary measures when buying gifts on the internet, including ensuring devices are updated, verifying the authenticity of online outlets and using safe methods for purchases. 

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Space Command Accepts WGS-10 SATCOM Into Operational Constellation

U.S. Space Command has accepted the 10th satellite of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication constellation following the completion of on-orbit testing performed by a team of engineers and operators from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy.

The team validated the Boeing-manufactured satellite's anti-jam capabilities and cybersecurity techniques and procedures that will be integrated into the entire constellation and then recommended it for acceptance into the WGS system, the Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday

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Navy to Commission Newest Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship into service on Saturday at the Naval Air Station in Key West, Fl. The Lockheed Martin-build USS Billings, named after the largest city in Montana, to support the Navy's missions in near-shore and open-ocean environments, the Department of Defense said Wednesday

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