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11/20/2017

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision reinstating the Federal Aviation Authority's civilian online drone registry.

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Federal Computer Week
11/20/2017

An aging aerospace workforce will pose a problem for US space companies, industry insiders say. In Florida, space companies employ 70,500 people, according to the Aerospace Industries Association.

11/20/2017

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation is considering a private mission to the Saturn moon Enceladus. A NASA probe identified signs of liquid water on the moon.

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NASA
11/20/2017

Congress has authorized the Defense Department to boost the number of ground-based missile interceptors by as many as 28 to counter threats by North Korea and Iran, according to a conference report on the defense policy bill. The most recent ground-based interceptor was set up at Fort Greely, Alaska, early this month.

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Defense News
11/20/2017

William Bucknam of ‎MWI Corp. highlights the importance of the US Export-Import Bank to small businesses and the danger Scott Garrett's nomination poses for the bank's mission. "We, the small-business leaders and workers that rely on the Bank, have no reason to believe in him," Bucknam writes.

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The Hill
11/17/2017

This week the US House achieved floor passage of H.R. 1—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The measure was approved on November 16 by a 227-205 vote, entirely along partisan lines. The House version of comprehensive tax reform supports a more competitive corporate tax rate, creation of a territorial tax system and the repatriation of accrued overseas income. All these elements are consistent with AIA’s tax reform principles.

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AIA Aero blog
11/17/2017

The House has passed GOP-backed tax legislation in a party line vote. The Senate's version of the tax bill is making its way through committee.

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the House, Senate
11/17/2017

Congress is calling on the Missile Defense Agency to develop space-based systems for defending the US against a missile attack. Experts say a space-based system holds more potential than ground-based systems for meeting future threats.

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Defense News
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Missile Defense Agency, Congress
11/17/2017

Turkey's decision to purchase an air defense system from Russia could adversely affect its future as an F-35 operator and leave Turkey unable to integrate with NATO technology. Turkey is reportedly close to finalizing its purchase of a Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile system.

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Defense News
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NATO
11/17/2017

Defense highlights of the Dubai Airshow include signals that the UAE will be permitted to purchase the F-35. The UAE is upgrading its F-16 fleet.

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AIN Online