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FAA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rules for Small UAS Operations

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking public comment on its proposed regulation framework for small unmanned aircraft systems that also includes an option for a flexible framework for future “micro” UAS. FAA said Sunday the proposal covers safety rules for the nonrecreational use of small UAS, as well as altitude and speed restrictions, …

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Deborah Lee James: USAF Acquisition Initiative Eyes Process Improvement, Industry Engagement, Competition

The U.S. Air Force has launched a new acquisition initiative that seeks to facilitate further dialogue and cooperation between the service and its industry partners to drive innovation and cost savings, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes that the Bending the Cost Curve program focuses on enhancing interaction with industry, expanding market competition …

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Anne Rung: New OFPP Guidance Highlights Category Mgmt, Vendor Relationships, Acquisition Talent

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said that the federal contracting process should focus on facilitating best practices, information sharing and collaboration between agencies to drive cost savings, performance and innovation. Rung wrote Thursday on the Office of Management and Budget blog that the OFPP’s newly released …

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CBO Outlines Tax Policy, Regulatory Reform Tools for Gov’t to Back Innovation

The Congressional Budget Office has evaluated potential ways the government could establish spending and tax policies and legal and regulatory systems in order to facilitate innovation. CBO outlined several scenarios in a report published Monday, which said policymakers could focus funding on education and research and development as well as offer tax incentives, loans or loan …

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