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NASA Vet Janet Kavandi Named Director of Agency’s Glenn Research Center

Janet Kavandi, a former astronaut and current deputy director at NASA‘s Glenn Research Center, has been appointed director of the Cleveland-based space technology research facility in a move that takes effect Monday. She will succeed Jim Free, who will transition to a new role as deputy associate administrator for technical at NASA’s Human Exploration and …

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NRL-Led Team of Scientists Wins DoD Innovation Challenge

A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory-led team of scientists has been selected as the winner of the first Defense Department Diplomacy, Development, and Defense Innovation Summit Pitch Challenge. The NRL said Friday that the team included members from the State Department Bureau of Energy Implementation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Joint Staff Logistics Directorate, U.S. Air Force Air University …

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DOT Calls on States to Utilize $2B in Unused Earmarks on Infrastructure Projects

The Transportation Department has issued new guidance that allows states to put to use $2 billion worth of unused earmarks to support other ongoing infrastructure projects. DOT said Tuesday the guidance implements a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016 that allows states to reallocate previously earmarked funds to other projects within 50 miles of the original …

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ONC Unveils Software Contests, Funding Opportunity for Health IT Providers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a three-part challenge that aims to encourage the development of software applications for healthcare, with prizes worth $625,000 in total. The three-part strategy seeks to build on Health Level 7 of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and promote standardized application programming interfaces, ONC said …

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Profile: Mitchell Komaroff, DoD Trusted Mission Systems and Networks Director

Mitchell Komaroff serves as the director of the Defense Department‘s Trusted Mission Systems and Networks for the DoD Chief Information Officer. He oversees the development and implementation of a strategy that works to minimize national security risks posed by increasing globalization in the information and communications technology sector. As TMSN director, Komaroff also leads transactional risk management …

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