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GAO: FAA Should Review Regulatory Framework for Space Support Vehicles, Clarify Financial Responsibility Rules to Spaceport Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department’s secretary to call on the Federal Aviation Administration chief to analyze whether FAA’s regulatory structure is applicable to space support vehicles. DOT should also suggest modifications to regulations to FAA if it finds that the regulatory framework is not suitable for such vehicles, …

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NY Times: White House Starts IT Infrastructure Updates

The White House has started to update its information technology systems following the appointment of former Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon as director of White House IT in 2015, the New York Times reported Sunday. Michael D. Shear writes President Barack Obama’s development efforts on the U.S. Digital Service incited Anita Decker Breckenridge, …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Propose Rule to Change Federal Award Recipient Identification

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have proposed an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to change the way agencies identify organizations that receive contracts, grants and other federal awards, FierceGovernmentIT reported Friday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes the proposed rule aims to remove and replace …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA’s Consolidated Professional Services Contract Vehicle Goes Live

The General Services Administration has consolidated eight acquisition contracts for professional services into a new single contract vehicle that opened for business Oct. 1. Tiffany Hixson, a regional commissioner and professional services category executive at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Thursday the agency sought to cut down on contract …

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