Tag Archives: DOT

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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DOT to Boost Transportation Tech Deployment Through Deliberative Council

The Department of Transportation established a deliberative body that seeks to address regulatory and jurisdictional concerns. The Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council was established to provide potential sponsors an avenue to discuss plans and mitigate interference in the development of transportation technology, the DOT said Tuesday.

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DOT Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen Nominated for Deputy Attorney General

Jeff Rosen, the Department of Transportation's deputy secretary, has been nominated for the post of deputy attorney general, Politico reported Tuesday. President Trump nominated Rosen who will succeed Rod Rosenstein in March. The DOT official holds decades of experience in the department, the Office of Management and Budget and the private sector.

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FAA Adds $205M in Grants for Airport Infrastructure Efforts

The Federal Aviation Administration is investing $205M in grants to support infrastructure projects at small airports across 34 states, with a focus on rural areas. Initial funds would support runway reconstruction and facility maintenance efforts at 37 airports, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

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Vicki Hildebrand: Transportation Dept Eyes Crowdsourced Bug-Hunting Through ‘Cleansing Program’

Vicki Hildebrand, chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has said DOT has started to design a new “cleansing program” to facilitate crowdsourced cyber vulnerability hunting activities at component agencies, Nextgov reported Friday.

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Three Senators Introduce Commercial Space Bill

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Bill Nelson, D-Fla.; and Ed Markey, D-Mass. have introduced a bill aiming to refine regulation of U.S. space transportation. The Space Frontier Act would appoint an assistant secretary to help address commercial space concerns in the Department of Transportation, Cruz’s office said Thursday. The bill also …

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