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White House Directive Seeks to Reform Commercial Space Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …

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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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Report: Trump Mulls New Policy to Ease Foreign Arms Sale Restrictions

President Donald Trump is set to issue an executive order or a presidential memorandum this fall that seeks to relax restrictions on foreign sales of U.S. weapons systems as part of the administration’s “arms transfer initiative,” Politico reported Friday. Three officials with the Trump administration told Politico the National Security …

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Report: Rick Driggers to Become DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Communications

Rick Driggers, principal deputy director of the national cybersecurity and communications integration center at the Department of Homeland Security, will take over as deputy assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity and communications office, FCW reported Monday. DHS officials told FCW that Driggers will succeed the retiring Danny Toler, who announced plans …

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Report: OMB’s Grant Schneider to Add NSC Cyber Leadership Role

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, will serve in the additional role of senior director for cybersecurity at the White House’s National Security Council, FedScoop reported Wednesday. Fedscoop quoted an administration official as saying Schneider “will continue to lead and manage the federal CISO …

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