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Wilbur Ross: Commerce Department Wants US to Get Lion’s Share of Space Market

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the department intends to build up the country’s competitiveness in the global space market through promotional initiatives and regulatory reform, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. “At the Commerce Department, our goal is to ensure that the United States captures the lion’s share of burgeoning space markets,” Ross said Tuesday during the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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National Space Council Aims to Streamline Space Launch Licensing Process

The National Space Council has approved four recommendations that seek to introduce changes to commercial space regulations, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the council, and other NSC members cleared the recommendations during their second public session Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The council’s first recommendation …

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DHS’ Phyllis Schneck: New Multilateral Export Control Policy Conflicts with US Cyber Efforts

Some government and industry executives told a congressional hearing Tuesday they believe the U.S. government should review a multilateral arms control agreement’s policy that restricts cross-border sales of computer surveillance technology, FCW reported Wednesday. Aisha Chowdhry writes the Wassenaar Arrangement was amended in 2013 to include intrusion software and Internet network monitoring products to …

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Joseph Rixey: DSCA Eyes Org, Process Reforms to Bolster Alliance

Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey has said the agency is focusing on efficiency, effectivity and alignment of activities in U.S. weapons sales, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rixey said in an interview with Vago Muradian that the launch of the Vision 2020 strategic plan is part of efforts to streamline the process of responses to requests of U.S. allies. …

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Report: Export Reforms Would Make State Dept Lead Broker

The State Department would assume all brokering responsibilities under a new export control system the Obama administration is working to develop, American Forces Press Service reports. Cheryl Pellerin writes senior administration officials outlined some proposed changes during a call on background with reporters Friday. Some export and import control regulations …

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