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Library: A Round-up of Reading

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Space Law
Canadian Space Agency boss insists his appointment does not spell militarization – The Globe and Mail

MilsatMagazine (April 2014)

Tax Day in Space: How NASA Astronauts Pay Uncle Sam – Space.com

NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects. GAO-14-338SP, April 15.

U.S. Department of State softens stance on NASA-Russia cooperation – Roscosmos – Interfax

Ballistic Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Address Implementation Issues and Estimate Long-Term Costs for European Capabilities, GAO-14-314, April 11

Cyprus can benefit from involvement in the European Space Agency – Financial Mirror

NASA to Continue Scientific Work With Russia After Sanctions – Bloomberg

New Export Rules Will Be Looser, More Complicated – Parabolic Arc

Inmarsat provides update on Cooperation Agreement with LightSquared – Space Newsfeed

Aerospace engineering bill awaits governor’s signature – Tulsa Business

Missile Defense: Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability, by Cristina T. Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO-14-481T, April 2.

MISSILE DEFENSE: Mixed Progress in Achieving Acquisition Goals and Improving Accountability. GAO-14-351

Lt Col Peter Garretson, Asteroid Strike! Asteroid Mining! Will the Air Force Have a Role?, Air and Space Power Journal

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan and Daniel A. Porras, eds., AWAITING LAUNCH: PERSPECTIVES ON THE DRAFT ICOC FOR OUTER SPACE ACTIVITIES, Observer Research Foundation

Orbital Debris Quarterly News, v. 18/2

Mikulski: President’s NASA Budget Request Just “Advisory,” Will Work to Get More – Space Policy Online

Waiting For Trouble – Stimson Center

Why NASA and Congress Spent Four Hours Shouting At Each Other About Russia – Motherboard

House NASA Budget Hearing: Lots of Snark and Insults – NASA Watch

House Hearing Generates Heat, But Bolden Stays on Message — Fund Commercial Crew – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

SPACE LAW AND POLICY COURSE (CPD) OPEN FOR ENROLMENT – ISPL

Bolden and House appropriators spar on various issues – Space Politics

Hearing (Tries to) Focus On NASA Security Issues – NASA Watch

Like Last Year, New House NASA Bill Prohibits Development of Asteroid Redirect Mission – Space Policy Online

Aviation Law
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FAA: Air ambulances must improve safety – The Tennessean

Groups Ask for Faster Rulemaking on UAS Use – Farm Futures

OIG: FAA missing the big picture on airline safety – Fierce Government

Balloon Operators Reject NTSB Recommendation – AV Web

KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program Generally on Track, but Upcoming Schedule Remains Challenging. GAO-14-190, April 10

Air Force: Actions Needed to Strengthen Management of Unmanned Aerial System Pilots. GAO-14-316, April 10

Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Update on Program’s Progress toward Development Start. GAO-14-358R, April 10.

Malaysia Airlines Probe Prompts Review of Procedures in Plane Crashes – Wall Street Journal

Commission starts work on EU drone rules – European Voice

FAA sex assault tracking requirement offered as amendment – The Hill

Military Capabilities: Navy Should Reevaluate Its Plan to Decommission the USS Port Royal. GAO-14-336, April 8

Boeing says US OK’s sale of plane parts to Iran – Yahoo News

Supreme Court: Airline can drop frequent flier – USA Today

Colorado Town Rejects Plan to Let Residents Shoot Drones – Bloomberg

ICAO Diplomatic Conference adopts amendments to Tokyo Convention to cover unruly passengers – Flight Laws

Army Opposes Calls for Aviation Commission – DoD Buzz

Geospatial Law
Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup – GPS Daily

Key Spatial Law and Policy Links From Last Week – Spatial Law and Policy

Drones Helping to Map Fukushima Cleanup and Reconstruction – IEEE Spectrum

Cyberlaw
Information Security: SEC Needs to Improve Controls over Financial Systems and Data. GAO-14-419, April 17.

COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THAT THE APPLICATIONS PROPOSING THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF THE LICENSES AND AUTHORIZATIONS HELD BY TIME WARNER CABLE, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES TO COMCAST CORP. HAVE BEEN FILED AND PERMIT-BUT-DISCLOSE EX PARTE PROCEDURES NOW APPLY. (DA No. 14-479). (Dkt No 14-57 ). MB – FCC

Information Security: IRS Needs to Address Control Weaknesses That Place Financial and Taxpayer Data at Risk. GAO-14-405, April 8

Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Enhance Responses to Data Breaches, by Gregory C. Wilshusen, director, information security issues, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. GAO-14-487T, April 2.

A DVR in the Cloud Is Still a DVR, and Still Legal – TAP

The data retention parrot – Lex Ferenda

Bitcoin’s demise is a reminder of how not free we are – The Daily Dot

Richard Hill, The New International Telecommunication Regulations and the Internet: A Commentary and Legislative History (Springer 2014)

EU court strikes down controversial mass surveillance law – The Daily Dot

Google to sue Turkey over YouTube ban – The Daily Dot

Digital Humanitarian Technology and Knowledge Politics – Commons Lab

The Impact of Open Data – OSTP

WikiLeaks’ trollish ‘future of the Internet’ leak explained – The Daily Dot

Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision – Lex Ferenda

Comcast invokes net neutrality in push for Time Warner merger – The Daily Dot

Data Retention Directive Invalid, says EU’s Highest Court – EFF

US CONGRESS WEIGHS IN ON IANA TRANSITION – IGP

Tea Party congressman to introduce first U.S. Bitcoin bill – The Daily Dot