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Bipartisan Senate Group Presents New Cybersecurity Education Bill

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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DOT Calling for Autonomous Vehicle Spectrum Allocation

The Transportation Department is seeking to preserve the spectrum allocated for autonomous vehicles to develop the nation’s connected-vehicle infrastructure, FCW reported Thursday. Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary for policy at DOT, told the publication that the spectrum should be able to accommodate Dedicated Short Range Communications crucial to ensure traffic safety in vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

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DOT Unveils $779M Airport Rehab Funding Opportunity; Elaine Chao Quoted

The Department of Transportation intends to award $779 million in grant funds to address concerns in 127 airports within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The funds are intended to support construction efforts and reinforce the security, capabilities and safety of the selected airports, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday

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FAA to Reorganize Commercial Space Transportation Office

The Federal Aviation Administration will reorganize its office that manages commercial space transportation to increase efficiency and address the growing number of license applications from industry, SpaceNews reported Friday. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the FAA will provide the Office of Commercial Space Transportation a new structure as the agency streamlines the process for obtaining commercial launch and reentry licenses.

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Sens. Edward Markey, John Thune Call for Action on Proposed Drone Identification Rule

Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and John Thune, R-S.D., are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to publish a proposed rule on remote identification of drones to prevent the entry of unauthorized drones in critical areas. Markey and Thune sent a letter to the Department of Transportation calling for action on the rule that would permit authorities and the public to remotely track unmanned aircraft systems and their operators during flight, Markey’s office said in a statement released Monday.

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James Murray Appointed Secret Service Director

James Murray, assistant director of the office of protective operations at the U.S. Secret Service, was named director of the federal law enforcement agency. The move will take effect in May. He will succeed Randolph “Tex” Alles, a retired Marine Corps major general who took the helm of the agency in April 2017, the Secret Service said in a statement released Monday.

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