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Commerce Department Extends Deadline of U.S. Industry-Huawei Separation

The Department of Commerce has given U.S. firms more time to cut all connections between their information technology infrastructures and Huawei, Nextgov reported Monday. The department changed the original Aug. 19 deadline to Nov. 19 due to the dependence of some rural companies on the Chinese technology firm. 

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FAA Focusing on Commercial Space Transportation Office Reorganization

The Federal Aviaton Administration hopes to complete a reorganization effort for its Office of Commercial Space Transportation as the unit continues to expand its workforce, Space News reported Monday. AST is responsible for licensing operations for commercial launches and reentries. The office currently has 97 personnel and is authorized to hire up to 108 people. 

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GSA Announces Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Extension

The General Services Administration has decided to extend the Transactional Data Reporting pilot through fiscal year 2020 to consolidate 24 schedules into just one platform. GSA said that it implemented the TDR rule as an optional three-year pilot in 2016, which covers eight schedules and related special item numbers.

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Travis Air Force Deploys FAA-Certified 3D Printer

Travis Air Force Base has fielded an industrial-sized 3D printer to manufacture nonstructural aircraft components. Accredited by the Air Force Advanced Technology and Training Center as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Stratasys F900 3D printer uses Ultem materials to produce plastic parts, the U.S. Air Force said Monday

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Report: China’s Quantum Tech Research Efforts Spark Concern in US

China has outpaced the U.S. in regards to producing patents for quantum technology over the past decade and some scientists say the Trump administration has voiced its concern about the number of Chinese students in the U.S. involved in quantum science studies and other sensitive scientific areas, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

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Hill AFB DOE-Recognized DOE for Energy Efficiency Efforts

The Department of Energy has recognized Hill Air Force Base for the installation's ongoing energy savings effort that began in 2018. The base received DOE's 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Award that honors efforts of significance in energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy use, the U.S. Air Force said Sunday.

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