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Ellen Lord: DoD to Roll Out ‘Trusted Capital Marketplace’ by Fall 2019

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense plans to unveil the Trusted Capital Marketplace program to strengthen the industrial base against China and other potential adversaries in late October or early November, National Defense reported Tuesday.

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DOT Names 10 Participants for UAS Integration Pilot Program

The Transportation Department has chosen 10 state, local and tribal governments to participate in a program to accelerate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Participants will collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration and multiple companies to collect UAS data in the next two and a half years as part …

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FAA: University Consortium Examines UAS Collision Risks

A consortium of universities has conducted a study on potential injuries that unmanned aircraft systems could cause in case of collision with people on the ground. The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, identified blunt force trauma, penetration injuries and lacerations as the three dominant injury types that …

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Navy Obtains Trademarks for Sea Glider Teaching Aid

The U.S. Navy has registered trademarks for a sea glider that serves as a teaching aid for science, technology, engineering and math classes. The service branch said Tuesday that Joseph Teter, director of technology transfer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division, collaborated with intellectual patent attorney Michael Badagliacca to obtain the trademarks for SeaGlide …

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Frank Kelley: Navy Eyes Unmanned Systems Integration With Acquisition Plans Through New Roadmap

A Department of the Navy official has said the service branch has started to develop a draft version of a roadmap that seeks to integrate unmanned technology platforms with acquisition, operational and programmatic plans, USNI News reported Tuesday. Megan Eckstein writes Frank Kelley, a retired Marine Corps brigadier general and first …

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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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FAA’s Michael Huerta Unveils New Drone Advisory Committee, Schools’ Exemption on UAS Flights

The Federal Aviation Administration will form a broad-based drone advisory committee to provide insights on unmanned aircraft system integration challenges. The FAA said Wednesday that the committee will act as a long-term spinoff of the stakeholder-based and temporary UAS registration task force and micro-UAS aviation rulemaking committee. “Input from stakeholders is critical to our ability to achieve …

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FAA Issues Drone Policy Guide for State, Local Regulators

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a fact sheet to inform state and local government agencies of FAA’s proposed framework for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft systems, Fedscoop reported Friday. Alex Koma writes the FAA developed the guide in order to prevent differing UAS restrictions that it believes could hamper the …

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