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NASA, FAA working together to help grow the future of commercial space travel

For nearly a century, the FAA has maintained air traffic control for things that fly close to earth. Now NASA is getting a handle on safe operations in…

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Sammies finalist helped move FAA from ground radar to GPS to track planes

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For the first time, FAA will field an all women ground crew for upcoming launch

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Air traffic controllers have managed to keep coronavirus at bay

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A Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee said Wednesday that an FAA analysis of the 737 Max performed after a fatal crash in 2018 predicted

Independent panel finds FAA put Boeing 737 Max through ‘rigorous’ vetting

In today’s Federal Newscast, a federally appointed panel finds the Federal Aviation Administration followed its own rules in certifying the troubled airplane.

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Not all federal employees are covered under the new paid parental leave law, at least not yet

A group of Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has introduced a bill that would ensure all federal employees, including those…

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FILE - This March 12, 2013 photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport.  The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. A DHS alert recommends that plane owners ensure they restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft until the industry develops safeguards to address the issue, which was discovered by Boston-based cybersecurity company, Rapid7, and reported to the federal government.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Next gen air traffic systems turning airspace into digital network

The Atlantic Council has studied this issue. Senior fellow Pete Cooper joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a discussion.

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