Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump Issues Space Policy Directive on Joint GPS, PNT Programs

GPS III Satellite

President Trump has issued a directive mandating NASA, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the departments of Defense (DoD), State and Commerce (DOC) to coordinate and drive U.S. positioning, navigation and timing programs. Space Policy Directive 7 seeks to sustain and modernize global position system infrastructure for U.S. and allied operations focused on economic, homeland and national security. 

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Bipartisan Law Seeks to Improve FEMA’s Advance Contracting Process; Rep. Bennie Thompson Quoted

Federal Emergency

President Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill to improve the process of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for awarding contracts before disasters strike to ensure readiness, Government Executive reported Monday. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, introduced the bill in the lower chamber.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Commercialization, Partnerships Key to Driving US Space Leadership

Wilbur Ross

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he is pleased with current efforts to drive commercial activities and strengthen the U.S. space industry as part of the Trump administration’s National Space Policy. He noted that with the Trump administration’s creation of the U.S. Space Force, investments in the space sector will be encouraged to continue.

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White House Issues New Directive on Space Nuclear Power, Propulsion Tech Development

White House

President Donald Trump has signed a new space policy directive establishing a national strategy to support the development and use of space nuclear power and propulsion (SNPP) systems. Under the directive, the U.S. should adhere to safety, sustainability and security principles when it comes to SNPP systems development and use.

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IT Modernization CoE Bill Signed Into Law; Sen. Rob Portman Quoted

Sen. Rob Portman

President Trump has signed into law a bill that aims to help the U.S. government implement the latest advancements in information technology. The IT Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act tasks the General Services Administration's (GSA) Centers of Excellence (CoE) to make efforts that bolster the federal government's overall IT expertise. 

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Executive Order to Ban US Investments in Companies Backing China’s Military

White House

President Trump signed Thursday an executive order that prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from investing in Chinese companies that support the Chinese military, CNBC reported. The president has directed the secretary of the Department of the Treasury (USDT) to enforce rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the order.

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Correction to Our Previous Edition

GovConDaily Correction

GovConDaily incorrectly reported on Monday that Christopher C. Miller had been confirmed by the Senate as the Acting Secretary of Defense to assume the responsibilities of recently terminated Mark Esper. In fact, Mr. Miller has not been confirmed by the Senate for that role of SecDef. Rather, Mr. Miller was previously Senate confirmed as the head of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. 

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Hon. Christopher Miller Assumes Role as Acting Secretary of Defense; Donald Trump Quoted

Hon. Christopher Miller

President Trump announced on Monday that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Hon. Christopher C. Miller, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as the new acting secretary of defense. "I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately," Trump said. 

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Address US Reliance on Foreign Adversaries’ Critical Minerals

White House

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to declare a national emergency to help address the threat posed by the country’s dependence on critical minerals from foreign adversaries to U.S. national security, economy and foreign policy. The secretary of the State Department should hand over to the executive branch a report to establish resilient critical mineral supply chains,

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