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NASA Testing Drone Traffic Management Tool in Las Vegas, Texas

NASA expects to perform a series of small unmanned aircraft system demonstrations in Texas and Las Vegas to validate a traffic management tool's operational capacity. The agency said Tuesday it will deploy unmanned aircraft units within Corpus Christi, Texas and Reno, Nevada to showcase the UAS Traffic Management platform's drone traffic management functions in urban areas.

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Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy Expounds on Futures Command Location

Ryan McCarthy, undersecretary of the U.S. Army, has explained further details on the Futures Command headquarters location in Austin, Texas. McCarthy and a tasked team visited the cities of Boston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia before ultimately deciding on Austin as home of the Futures Command, the Defense Department reported Friday. The …

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FAA Authorizes Drone Operators to Aid Hurricane Damage Assessments

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized 43 unmanned aircraft system operators as of Thursday morning to support damage assessments or provide media coverage related to Hurricane Harvey response operations in Houston. FAA said Thursday the UAS permits cover federal, state and local government efforts to assess homes, critical infrastructure and establishments hit …

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Army Tests Secure Wireless Package to Boost Mobility

The U.S. Army has tested secure wireless equipment designed to help soldiers reduce the time it takes to setup and disassemble a tactical operations center. The service branch said Thursday the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division trained with the Secure Wireless package at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. …

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sworn in as Energy Secretary

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, has been sworn in as head of the Energy Department  after the Senate confirmed his appointment via a 62-37 vote. Perry said in a statement published Thursday that he will support DOE’s efforts to “provide stable, reliable, affordable and secure sources of American energy.” He also aims to …

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