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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley on DIA’s Top Three Priorities to Improve Intelligence Gathering

Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said DIA has three priorities to improve intelligence-gathering efforts. One is to ensure the resiliency, reliability and security of its Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System, the Department of Defense website reported Monday.

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MDA Chief Jon Hill Puts Focus on Hypersonics, Space-Based Capabilities

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said that Congress and the Department of Defense are focused on developing hypersonic and ballistic tracking technologies, Defense News reported Tuesday. Hill noted that emerging threats remain a big challenge for MDA and the agency is in the process of updating its existing weapons and sensors for both terrestrial and space-based missions.

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Commerce Department Extends Deadline of U.S. Industry-Huawei Separation

The Department of Commerce has given U.S. firms more time to cut all connections between their information technology infrastructures and Huawei, Nextgov reported Monday. The department changed the original Aug. 19 deadline to Nov. 19 due to the dependence of some rural companies on the Chinese technology firm. 

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FAA Focusing on Commercial Space Transportation Office Reorganization

The Federal Aviaton Administration hopes to complete a reorganization effort for its Office of Commercial Space Transportation as the unit continues to expand its workforce, Space News reported Monday. AST is responsible for licensing operations for commercial launches and reentries. The office currently has 97 personnel and is authorized to hire up to 108 people. 

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GSA Announces Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Extension

The General Services Administration has decided to extend the Transactional Data Reporting pilot through fiscal year 2020 to consolidate 24 schedules into just one platform. GSA said that it implemented the TDR rule as an optional three-year pilot in 2016, which covers eight schedules and related special item numbers.

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Travis Air Force Deploys FAA-Certified 3D Printer

Travis Air Force Base has fielded an industrial-sized 3D printer to manufacture nonstructural aircraft components. Accredited by the Air Force Advanced Technology and Training Center as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Stratasys F900 3D printer uses Ultem materials to produce plastic parts, the U.S. Air Force said Monday

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