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GovConJudicata Weekly Debrief (11/6–10)

This week's Weekly Debrief covers shutdown news, space, and 5G.


Shutdown


  • "The White House Office of Management and Budget on Thursday began its initial communications to agencies on how to prepare for a possible government shutdown, a source familiar with the plans said, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill have yet to settle on a plan to avoid a shutdown by November 17."

  • "House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled his proposal on Saturday to avoid a partial government shutdown by extending government funding for some agencies and programs until Jan. 19, and continuing funding for others until Feb. 2."

Space


  • "Yes, it's a cliché, but with meaning: "If we can go to the moon, why can't we…?" Fill in the blank with your favorite want-to-have. While landing humans on the moon was indeed historic and the boot-kicked lunar dust has settled, perhaps that achievement had more of an impact on society than we realized. The 20th century reverberations from the Apollo program in the continue to waft through our 21st century society — in a way that heralds striving for the once thought unattainable."

  • "A top Department of Transportation official suggested the launch industry should help pay for additional resources for the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office. Speaking at a virtual meeting of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) Nov. 8, Polly Trottenberg, deputy secretary of transportation, all but rejected calls from industry to sharply increase the budget of the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, or AST, to deal with growing levels of launch activity."

Defense


  • "The Pentagon is all in on 5G and future G as it works to strengthen its communications posture across the department and help its warfighters.Going forward, the Defense Department will focus on several things including cybersecurity, cloud security, privacy, logistics and signature management as it transitions to use more and more 5G communication technology across the department. It is also focusing on 5G interoperability."

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