Tag Archives: Department of Transportation

FAA Concludes UAS Integration Pilot Effort; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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The Federal Aviation Administration signed agreements to address gaps in unmanned aircraft system integration (UAS) activities to mark the conclusion of a pilot program launched by the agency. UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program was launched by FAA to inform ongoing rulemaking, guidance and policies for the implementation of drones into the U.S. airspace.

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Federal Transit Administration to Fund R&D for Operational Efficiency Amid COVID-19

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The Federal Transit Administration has announced a new $10 million funding opportunity for research and development on how to improve transit operational efficiency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local government entities, tribes and recipients of urbanized and rural area formula funds may apply for the funding opportunity through Nov. 2.

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Kristen Baldwin Joins FAA as CIO

Kristen Baldwin, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has been tapped to serve at the Federal Aviation Administration as CIO, Federal News Network reported Monday. Baldwin has succeeded Sean Torpey, who assumed the role on an acting basis since December 2016.

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Bipartisan Senate Group Presents New Cybersecurity Education Bill

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Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Thune, R-S.D., have introduced a bill that aims to fortify the country's cybersecurity education and workforce. The Harvesting American Cybersecurity Knowledge through Education or HACKED Act would support cybersecurity education programs led by certain agencies, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation said Monday.

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Atlas Research Secures Contract from Federal Railroad Administration to Create Strategic Human Capital Plan; Ryung Suh Quoted

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded a contract to Atlas Research, in partnership with Jefferson Consulting Group, to create a five-year strategic human capital plan, Atlas announced on Wednesday

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