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Jeremy Yagle: NASA Leverages AI, Machine Learning Tech to Speed Up Searches, Manage Data

Jeremy Yagle, technical lead of the data science team at NASA’s office of the chief information officer, has said the agency has accelerated searches on space-related studies through the adoption of text analytics tools developed through six years of experimentation with artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, Federal News Radio reported …

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DARPA Program Seeks Gene Modulators to Boost Human Body’s Defenses Against Biological, Chemical Threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a four-year program that aims to develop transient and programmable gene modulators designed to temporarily boost the body’s defenses against chemical, biological and radiological threats. The PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements program “will study how to support [the human …

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David Vargas: OPM Develops Blockchain-Based Prototype for Federal Employee Transfer

The Office of Personnel Management has developed a blockchain technology-based prototype as part of a new employee digital record platform, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “We’ve actually prototyped a blockchain for an employee transfer,” David Vargas, director of the human resources line of business at OPM, said Thursday during a panel discussion …

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White House Directive Seeks to Reform Commercial Space Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …

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USDS, OFPP Unveil Certification Program for Federal Digital Service Procurement Professionals

The U.S. Digital Service has teamed up with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to launch a new certification that aims to facilitate training of government digital service acquisition professionals. USDS said Wednesday the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services was launched in accordance with President Donald …

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David Davis: Air Force Needs Technical Practices That Align With Space Resilience Focus

David Davis, chief systems engineer for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has said the service branch’s focus on resilience to counter emerging space threats has implications for spacecraft production and testing, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “The technical practices we employ today will continue to drive high costs,” Davis said at …

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