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DHS, Air Force Set Sights on Aviation Cybersecurity; Will Roper Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify airliners’ risks to cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. DHS teamed up with the departments of Transportation and Defense on the reconstituted cybersecurity program, which will involve limited aircraft testing.

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AFLCMC to Inaugurate Pittsburg Training Facility

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has established a facility in Pittsburgh, Pa., that will provide training services to engineers and operators. The Advanced Technology and Training Center is slated to open on April 29 and will serve to validate potential technologies for the U.S. Air Force's sustainment enterprise, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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NASA Safety Panel Reviews Commercial Crew Program, Exploration Systems Devt

A NASA advisory committee has released its annual report for 2017 that offers information on the agency’s safety performance as well as issues associated with its space programs. The report issued Thursday by NASA’s aerospace safety advisory panel provides assessments of the agency’s Exploration Systems Development initiative; Commercial Crew Program; International …

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NASA Picks 5 University Teams for $50M in ‘Transformative’ Aviation Research Grants

NASA has selected five university teams to receive grants worth up to $50 million in total to explore “transformative” system-level aviation technology concepts. The five-year research efforts under the University Leadership Initiative will support NASA’s strategic research goals for aeronautics, the space agency said Tuesday. NASA asked universities to propose investigations that would address one …

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FAA Previews Flight Risk Assessment Tool Application’s Release

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release its own flight risk assessment tool application in the future as part of a broader campaign to educate the general aviation community on flight safety practices. The FAA said Tuesday its FRAT works to assess risk factors such as type of operation, environment, aircraft, …

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