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NASA Deputy Administrator Nominee James Morhard Highlights Priorities Prior to Confirmation Hearing

James Morhard, the White House’s nominee for NASA deputy administrator, says he plans to prioritize acquisition and financial reform, as well as advance the agency’s human spaceflight program, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “If confirmed, we will work to address the national space acquisition process, to radically reduce cost, improve schedules and …

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Senate Committee Drafts Bill on Automated Vehicle Cybersecurity

The Senate Commerce Committee has introduced a draft bill that would require carmakers to develop cybersecurity plans for self-driving car systems, Nextgov reported Monday. Nextgov obtained a copy of the proposed bill that also seeks to encourage collaboration between the Transportation Department and industry to establish a program for voluntary disclosure …

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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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Senate Committee Approves Bill Seeking Cybersecurity Resources for SMEs

The Senate Commerce Committee has passed a bill that would provide resources for small and medium companies to address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the committee approved the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology Cybersecurity Act  through a voice vote Wednesday after Sen. Brian …

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Sue Swenson: FirstNet RFP Could Come Later This Year

Sue Swenson, chairwoman of the First Responder Network Authority board, has said a final solicitation for the nationwide FirstNet emergency response service could be ready in the latter part of 2015, Urgent Communications reported Wednesday. “We are on track to issue that final request for proposal, and we are on …

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Obama Chooses Senate Aide, Lawyer for FCC Posts

President Obama on Monday nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Senate aide and Democrat, and Republican lawyer Ajit Pai to serve as members of the Federal Communications Commission. Rosenworcel is senior communications counsel for the Senate Commerce Committee and has advised Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) since 2009. She has previous experience at …

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FTC Supports Data Protection Bill

President Barack Obama has long pushed for wider implementation of electronic medical records. But consumer advocates have often worried about the safety of massive databases full of private information. In hearings before the Senate Commerce Committee last week, the Federal Trade Commission put its stamp of approval on a bill …

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