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European Commission Aims to Advance Defense Collaboration Via Permanent Structured Cooperation

The European Commission has formally launched a European Union Treaty-based framework that seeks to advance collaboration on defense and security initiatives among EU member states. The commission said Monday 25 EU member states agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation and work together on 17 proposed projects. The PESCO projects encompass …

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Holger Lueschow: European Govsatcom Demo to Commence Next Summer

Holger Lueschow, satellite communications program manager at the European Defense Agency, said the European Govsatcom demonstration project will begin to deliver Satcom services to government users next summer, Space News reported Wednesday. The Govsatcom project will utilize pooling and asset sharing efforts to mitigate challenges related to the affordability, security and …

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US, EU Complete 1st Data Protection Framework Review

U.S. government and European Union officials have concluded the first annual review of a joint framework that governs the transfer and protection of data between the U.S. and EU. The review covered commercial, national security and legal aspects of the Privacy Shield Framework that was established last year, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur …

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Steven Volz: NOAA Eyes Commercial, Int’l Partners as ‘Alternative Sources’ of Satellite Weather Data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has begun to consider the use of satellite-based weather data from commercial sources and international partners in an effort to address potential budget cuts to NOAA’s weather satellite initiatives, Space News reported Monday. Jeff Foust writes Steven Volz, assistant administrator for satellite and information …

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Dinand Tinholt: Capgemini Report Tackles Innovation as New Focus for European e-Gov’t Sites

Capgemini has published a report for the European Commission that tackles how European governments can harness new technologies to deliver public services. “With wider services now in place, governments across Europe should now focus on innovating to streamline customer communications with citizens to increase satisfaction and close the gap on expectations,” …

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Capgemini Study: E-Gov Services Grow in Europe

Online public services have grown in number but user satisfaction still lags behind private electronic services, a report compiled by Capgemini says. The “Digital by Default or by Detour” study covers 28,000 Europeans citizens and analyzes 20-to-30 services for three life events such as business, job opportunities and higher education, …

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FAA Collaborates with Europe to Make Air Travel Seamless

The Federal Aviation Association and the European Commission last week reached an agreement that will allow the United States and Europe to collaborate on research aimed at providing seamless air-traffic services between the two continents. “Harmonization is the key to the future of air travel over the North Atlantic,” said …

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