Cybersecurity

Highway Safety Agency Wants Car Makers to Know What’s in Their Software

The agency is seeking comment on a software-heavy update of its cybersecurity best practices.

Emerging Tech

FAA Unveils Final Drone Rules for Remote ID, Nighttime Flights and Operations Over Humans

Unmanned aircraft systems will have to broadcast their “digital license plates” to legally zip around most places in the future. 

Ideas

Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads

The life of structures could be extended, however, if damages were monitored in real time and fixed early on.

Cybersecurity

Transportation IG to Examine Security of Financial Systems Dispersing CARES Act Funds

A new audit will hone in on the security controls of systems being used at the Federal Transportation Department. 

Emerging Tech

Transportation Department Rolls Out New Program to Further Drive Drone Integration

It will build on a recently completed pilot that used drones to deliver small packages, count cattle—and more.

Emerging Tech

Federal Government to Offer $10M to Research COVID-19 Spread on Public Transportation

Major cities could be excluded from receiving grants for “permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction,” per a presidential memo cited in the funding opportunity. 

IT Modernization

7 of 10 Agencies Respond to Senator’s Request for IT Modernization Plans

Sen. Maggie Hassan asked for updates on the government’s 10 legacy systems previously flagged as most in need of an update.

Ideas

Airlines Got Travelers Comfortable about Flying Again Once Before – but 9/11 and a Virus Are a Lot Different

Today, fares are at rock bottom, but Americans’ fear of flying may be the highest it’s ever been.

Emerging Tech

Big Tech and Aviation Companies to Set Standards For New Drone-Tracking System

The eight vendors will set the technology standards for FAA’s Remote ID program to track drones and their operators.

Emerging Tech

FAA Looking to Launch New Vehicle for Innovative IT Services

The agency is conducting market research ahead of rolling out the Information Technology Innovative Procurement for Strategic Sourcing vehicle.

Data

Do Roundabouts Make Drivers Better or Worse? Transportation Wants to See the Data.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants help sorting data on how drivers behave in certain traffic patterns.

Emerging Tech

Proposed FAA Rule Would Kickstart New Economy For IDing Drones

The new remote ID rule would require all unmanned aircraft systems to have a unique identifier that can be tracked by the FAA, law enforcement and the general public.

Emerging Tech

How a National Lab is Securing Electric Vehicles and Smart Cars of the Future

At Argonne, a holistic approach is accelerating discoveries and bolstering the fight against emerging transportation threats. 

Emerging Tech

Nascent Transportation Council Solicits Insight on How to Boost Emerging Modes and Technologies

The newly-established internal body aims to help resolve issues around budding tech that doesn’t fit into the department’s existing structures.

Data

Transportation to Start Tracking Sexual Harassment of Travelers Under New Bill

The bill calls for certain airlines and railroads to track harassment and assault of their workers and passengers and report incidents to the Transportation Department.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Want to Ban Unauthorized Drones from Flying Over Stadium Concerts

The FAA currently only issues temporary flight restrictions during sporting events, but a bipartisan group of senators wants to protect stadium skies during all types of events.

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