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  • Two Illinois Lawmakers Seek to Dump New FAA Controller Hiring Rules

    A new federal policy aimed at making it easier for members of the general public with no aviation background to embark on careers in air traffic control would be reversed under legislation proposed in Congress on Friday.

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  • Homeland Security Department R&D Programs are Scattered and Uncoordinated, Report Says

    The Department of Homeland Security doesn't know how much it spends on R&D, making it difficult for the sprawling agency to oversee and coordinate those efforts, according to the Government Accountability Office. R&D at DHS is "inherently fragmented," David Maurer, GAO's director of homeland security and justice, told a House hearing. This is because each of several components of the agency–the Science and Technology Directorate, the Coast Guard, and the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office–are given R&D responsibilities by law. Meanwhile, other DHS components may pursue and conduct their own R&D efforts as long as those activities are coordinated through the S&T office, Maurer said.

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  • Squabbling Finally Ends at RTA – At Least For Now

    After years and years of bitter squabbling over every last penny, peace finally seems to have broken out at the Regional Transportation Authority.

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