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After 2-year gap, White House has a science chief

Nearly two years after taking office, President Donald Trump now has a Senate-confirmed science adviser: Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist from the University of Oklahoma who’s gotten good reviews from climate advocates as well as climate deniers. Trump chose Droegemeier to head … Continue reading

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Trump signs bill to boost quantum computing

President Donald Trump today signed legislation ramping up quantum computing research and development. The National Quantum Initiative Act (H.R. 6227) authorizes $1.2 billion over five years for federal activities aimed at boosting investment in quantum information science, or QIS, and supporting a … Continue reading

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Climate experts hail Trump’s pick for science aide

Years after claiming that concerns over climate change were a “total, and very expensive, hoax,” President Donald Trump has chosen a widely respected expert on extreme weather and climate impacts to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $3.9B for new-look Air Force One jets

The White House has confirmed that Boeing won a firm, fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to deliver two Air Force One presidential jets for $3.9 billion, more than a year and a half after a purported price tag … Continue reading

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Trump directs Pentagon to create Space Force

President Donald Trump today directed the Department of Defense to create a Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S. military, alongside the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. “We are going to have the Air Force … Continue reading

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Trump signs off on space deregulation directive

President Donald Trump has signed his administration’s second space policy directive, focusing on streamlining licensing procedures and turning the Commerce Department into a “one-stop shop” for commercial space companies. Space Policy Directive 2 follows up on an initial directive that refocuses America’s space … Continue reading

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Trump revives policy debate over Space Force

President Donald Trump today talked about creating a U.S. Space Force, breathing new life into a concept that’s been proposed by lawmakers but opposed by Pentagon leaders. The subject of space policy came up during the president’s visit to Marine … Continue reading

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