The Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announce their second jointly hosted space cybersecurity symposium.  This will be an applied cyber event, looking at cyber standards, the standards process, standards bodies, regulations, and federal acquisition …

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On September 13, 2021, NOAA released a Solar Coronagraph Development and Related Capabilities request for information (RFI) seeking industry interest and capabilities to produce space-based coronagraphs which would be deployed on satellites in near-Earth and deep space orbits on the …

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On Friday, August 13, 2021, NOAA awarded a third Delivery Order (DO-3) under its existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for radio occultation (RO) satellite weather data to Spire Federal. Through this DO, NOAA is purchasing 3000 RO profiles per …

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft report titled “Introduction to Cybersecurity for Commercial Satellite Operations.” This draft report describes cybersecurity concepts with regard to crewless, commercial space operations. The document is an information reference for …

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Inaugural Space Cybersecurity Symposium:Access for Start-ups Department of Commerce | Department of Homeland Security Wednesday, May 5, 202110:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT Cybersecurity measures and policies are ubiquitous in the design, development, delivery, and operation of components supporting American …

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On March 1, 2021, the Secretary of State determined pursuant to the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 that the Government of Russia used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons …

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On February 19, 2021, NOAA awarded Delivery Order 2 (DO-2) under its existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for radio occultation (RO) data to GeoOptics. Through DO-2, NOAA will purchase 1300 occultations per day for six months from March …

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View report as PDF (1.8 MB)Today, the Office of Space Commerce published a report on the Commerce Department’s space commerce accomplishments under Secretary Wilbur Ross and the Trump Administration. The report recaps the Department’s success in achieving its strategic objective to …

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Today, President Donald J. Trump issued Space Policy Directive-7 (SPD-7), the United States Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Policy. Recognizing that space-based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems are increasingly critical to the American way of life, SPD-7 directs the …

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Today, the White House released a report titled, “Renewing America’s Proud Legacy of Leadership in Space: Activities of the National Space Council and United States Space Enterprise.” The report highlights the Trump Administration’s space policy accomplishments. View the report (5.3 MB …

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On January 12, 2021, President Trump issued Executive Order 13972 on Promoting Small Modular Reactors for National Defense and Space Exploration. View order at federalregister.gov The Executive Order will further revitalize the U.S. nuclear energy sector, reinvigorate America’s space exploration …

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