Tag Archives: House Science Committee

House Panel Asks FCC to Delay Vote on Proposed Space Debris Rules

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The House Science Committee has called on the Federal Communications Commission to delay an April 23 vote on its updated space debris regulations, SpaceNews reported Friday. The FCC on April 2 issued its draft “Mitigating Orbital Debris in the New Space Age” regulations, which would allow the commission to deny licenses to companies operating satellite networks with a collective collision risk of more than 1 in 1,000.

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Lawmakers Modify NIST’s Cyber Auditing Authority Under Proposed Bill

House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The updated legislation would require NIST to support the security audits of agency inspectors general instead of running such audits themselves, the report said. …

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House Committee OKs Small Business Cyber Assistance Bill

The House Science Committee has approved by a voice vote a bill that would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide small businesses with guidance and resources to counter cyber threats, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Joseph Marks writes the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act would also direct NIST to …

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House Passes Commercial Space Bill to Authorize FAA Studies on Airspace Operation Impacts

The House has passed legislation that would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration to consider impacts on space operations in any study to analyze proposed structures’ impact on airspace operations, Space News reported Thursday. Jeff Fouse writes House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) introduced the bill to let the FAA study the impact on launch …

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Lamar Smith Seeks OPM Response on Cyber Posture, Data Breaches

House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has asked acting Office of Personnel Management chief Beth Cobert for documents and responses on inquiries related to OPM’s cybersecurity posture and causes of data breaches in the agency. Smith said in that letter to Cobert sent Tuesday the Government Accountability Office has conducted a study that identified foreign cyber attacks as a …

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