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DHS, Air Force Set Sights on Aviation Cybersecurity; Will Roper Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify airliners’ risks to cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. DHS teamed up with the departments of Transportation and Defense on the reconstituted cybersecurity program, which will involve limited aircraft testing.

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DOT Calling for Autonomous Vehicle Spectrum Allocation

The Transportation Department is seeking to preserve the spectrum allocated for autonomous vehicles to develop the nation’s connected-vehicle infrastructure, FCW reported Thursday. Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary for policy at DOT, told the publication that the spectrum should be able to accommodate Dedicated Short Range Communications crucial to ensure traffic safety in vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

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White House Announces Gears of Government President’s Award Winners

The White House announced on Monday that the recipients of the Gears of Government President’s Award, which seeks to acknowledge the contributions of federal employees and teams who help improve the lives of U.S. citizens. “These awards recognize not just the front-line mission employees, but also those teams and individuals that are strengthening our country to be a more modern, effective government to better serve their fellow citizens,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of management and Budget, said in a statement published Monday.

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James Murray Appointed Secret Service Director

James Murray, assistant director of the office of protective operations at the U.S. Secret Service, was named director of the federal law enforcement agency. The move will take effect in May. He will succeed Randolph “Tex” Alles, a retired Marine Corps major general who took the helm of the agency in April 2017, the Secret Service said in a statement released Monday.

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Vicki Hildebrand: Transportation Dept Eyes Crowdsourced Bug-Hunting Through ‘Cleansing Program’

Vicki Hildebrand, chief information officer at the Department of Transportation, has said DOT has started to design a new “cleansing program” to facilitate crowdsourced cyber vulnerability hunting activities at component agencies, Nextgov reported Friday.

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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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