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Sens. Booker, Hoeven Propose Interim Safety Rules for Commercial UAS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a bill that establishes a framework for innovation and interim guidelines for commercial unmanned aircraft system operations. An announcement posted Tuesday on Booker’s website states that the proposed Commercial UAS Modernization Act will include safety rules for small commercial UAS flying …

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Kevin Youel Page: FAS Eyes Data Analytics to Support Competitive Pricing Efforts

The Federal Acquisition Service is pushing forward on modernization efforts around the use of data analytics to drive competitive pricing alongside targets in contract cycle times, stakeholder engagement and innovation, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes that FAS Deputy Commissioner Kevin Youel Page has highlighted the initiative to help agencies leverage …

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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the subcommittee that DoD has sought to maintain a steady investment …

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Frank Kendall: STEM Workforce, BBP 3.0 Key to US Tech Superiority

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall outlined the need to develop future workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to ensure U.S. technological advantage, the Defense Department‘s Armed with Science blog reported Sunday. Yolanda Arrington writes that Kendall, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, stated the …

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Peter Newell, Mike Geertsen: DoD Needs Tech Deployment Changes

Some analysts have called on the Defense Department and its defense industry partners to continue work to improve the deployment of new technologies to keep pace with development, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Michael Hoffman writes the analysts have suggested additional reforms to the acquisition process and Pentagon culture, increased investment in commercial technology and partnerships …

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Senate OKs Resolution to Incentivize Use of IoT Technology

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution that aims to drive adoption of Internet-connectable devices in the United States through an incentive-based approach. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Wednesday the measure promotes Internet of Things innovation to help address economic, societal and consumer challenges. Booker developed the platform with Deb Fischer …

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