Cybergovernance Reading List (2015-06-18)

Space Law Reading List (2015-06-18)

H.R. 2708: To direct the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on cyber attack standards of measurement.

H.R. 2708: To direct the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on cyber attack standards of measurement was introduced on June 9, 2015 by Rep. Joe Wilson:

114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2708
To direct the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on cyber attack standards of measurement.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 9, 2015
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select)


A BILL
To direct the Director of National Intelligence to conduct a study on cyber attack standards of measurement.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CYBER ATTACK STANDARDS OF MEASUREMENT STUDY.

    (a) Study Required- The Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Secretary of Defense, shall carry out a study to determine appropriate standards that–
      (1) can be used to measure the damage of cyber incidents for the purposes of determining the response to such incidents; and
      (2) include a method for quantifying the damage caused to affected computers, systems, and devices.
    (b) Reports to Congress-
      (1) PRELIMINARY FINDINGS- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of National Intelligence shall provide to the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Homeland Security, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives the initial findings of the study required under subsection (a).
      (2) REPORT- Not later than 360 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of National Intelligence shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Homeland Security, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives a report containing the complete findings of such study.
      (3) FORM OF REPORT- The report required by paragraph (2) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified annex.

Space Law Reading List (2015-06-15)

Federal Register: Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Licensed or Permitted Launch and Reentry Activities; Reopening of Comment Period

via Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 114 Monday, June 15, 2015.

SUMMARY: This action reopens the comment period for the regulatory evaluation associated with the FAA’s January 13, 2015 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking NPRM, Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Licensed or Permitted Launch and Reentry Activities. The FAA has discovered that this regulatory evaluation was not posted to the docket prior to the close of the NPRM’s comment period. Therefore, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the opportunity to adequately analyze the full regulatory evaluation for the NPRM. The FAA will accept comment on the regulatory evaluation only, and not on the regulatory changes proposed in the NPRM.

 

Cybergovernance Reading List (2015-06-12)

Space Law Reading List (2015-06-12)

Whew!! The end of the spring semester beginning of the summer got hairy.  But hopefully I’m getting back on track.

Federal Register: Exclusion of Tethered Launches From Licensing Requirements

via Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 107 Thursday, June 4, 2015.

SUMMARY: The FAA is amending its commercial space transportation regulations to exclude specified tethered launches from its licensing and permitting requirements. This action maintains safety by providing launch vehicle operators with clear and simple criteria for a safe tethered launch, while relieving operators and the FAA from the administrative burden of filing and processing license and permit applications or waiver requests. The intent of this final rule is to enhance the safety of tethered launches and improve regulatory effectiveness.

 

Journal of Astrosociology, volume 1

An exciting announcement from ARI:

The Astrosociology Research Institute is proud to announce the publication of volume 1 of The Journal of Astrosociology. The journal is freely downloadable as a PDF document from our Virtual Library at:http://www.astrosociology.org/Library/PDF/Journal/JOA-Final/JournalOfAstrosociology-Vol1.pdf. The inaugural issue of the journal includes the following contributions:

Articles

Albert A. Harrison, Astrobiology: Where Science Meets Humanistic Inquiry

Alan Steinberg, Jeffrey Alles, and Ryan L. Kobrick, Exploring How Social Media Can Be Used to Promote Space Awareness:  A Case Study of the Yuri’s Night Web 2.0 Strategy            

Essays

Geoffrey Landis, Spaceflight and Science Fiction

Elizabeth Song Lockard, Beyond Habitation in Space: The Need to Design for Adaptation

Student Essay

Ana Kilbryde, Space Travel as a Means for Re-Enchantment, Unification, and Spiritual Fulfillment  

The deadline for the Call for Manuscripts for Volume 2 is October 31, 2015. If interested in submitting a manuscript, please first review the Author Submission Guidelines, which can be found here:http://www.astrosociology.org/library/pdf/journal/JOA-Author-Guidelines.pdf. You may transmit your manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief via email to joa@astrosociology.org. Please feel free to email the Editor-in-Chief with any questions or comments. We hope that you will consider publishing with us soon.