U.S. Announces Proposed Overhaul of Space Regulations Written 22 February 2018

Aerospace America reports that the US National Space Council “on Wednesday took aim at government agencies that Vice President Mike Pence,” presiding over the Council’s second session, said have “remained stuck in the past” in their interactions with launch providers and commercial satellite operators. Pence argued that launch services managed by the FAA impose “burdensome government barriers” on companies, and “said that a year from now (March 1, 2019, to be precise) he wants the Transportation Department, which includes the FAA, to create a single type of license for launch and re-entry of spacecraft, and ‘create a performance-based licensing regime.’” 
Full Story (Aerospace America, by Tom Risen, staff reporter)