Tag Archives: Transportation Department

DHS and DOT Collaborate to Develop Guidelines on Federal Fleet Telematics Security

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate has collaborated with the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center of the Transportation Department to provide an introductory text on cybersecurity for vehicle telematics for federal fleet managers. DHS said Tuesday the Telematics Cybersecurity Primer for Agencies will support the security of …

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Report: DOT Selects 10 Drone Test Program Winners

The Transportation Department is set to announce Wednesday the 10 winning local, tribal and state government agencies of a pilot program that will allow them to test unmanned aerial systems through partnerships with technology companies, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sources said Apple, Intel, Amazon, Airbus and Qualcomm are among the companies …

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Senate Committee to Hold Infrastructure Modernization Hearing

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has announced that secretaries of five U.S. federal departments will participate in a congressional hearing about infrastructure modernization efforts. Thune’s office said Monday leaders at the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Labor and Transportation are scheduled to testify …

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DOT Awards $500M in Federal TIGER Grants to 41 Transport Infrastructure Projects

The Transportation Department has selected 41 road, transit, maritime and rail projects to receive nearly $500 million in total fiscal 2017 discretionary funds through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. DOT said Friday the FY 2017 TIGER program considered communities in the countryside, with more than 64 percent of …

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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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Transportation Dept to Launch Pilot Program for UAS Integration in the Natl Airspace

President Donald Trump has directed Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to launch a program that will assess and validate operations for unmanned aircraft systems alongside state and local governments in select areas. The Transportation Department‘s UAS Integration Pilot Program will look to streamline and address challenges related to integrating drones into …

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Report: HPE Vet Vicki Hildebrand Named DOT CIO

Vicki Hildebrand, formerly vice president for customer and partner advocacy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has joined the Transportation Department as chief information officer, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Hildebrand succeeds Richard McKinney, who left DOT in January to join AECOM as VP of enterprise information technology strategy. The report said Hildebrand …

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