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IG Finds 19 Hacks on Interior Dept Networks


The Interior Department’s inspector general has revealed that Chinese hackers and hackers with network address in Europe have breached the department’s networks 19 times within the last three years, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein and Jack Moore write the hackers copied data from the department’s systems according to the IG’s report. Deputy …

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Energy Dept Invests $125M in Energy Tech Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

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The Energy Department has awarded $125 million to support various technology projects intended to help meet the nation’s energy requirements. Universities, small and large businesses, national laboratories and nonprofit organizations will develop energy systems under the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy OPEN 2015 program, the Energy Department said Monday. “The …

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NASA Picks 13 Universities for 15 Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants; Steve Jurczyk Comments

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NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to conduct studies on early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 15 research proposals that cover various technologies, such as payload devices for assistive free-flyers, integrated photonics for …

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John Bansemer Nominated to ODNI Partner Engagement Assistant Director Post

John Bansemer

Air Force Maj. Gen. John Bansemer, deputy chief of the central security service at the National Security Agency, has been nominated to the role of assistant director of national intelligence for partner engagement. President Barack Obama also endorsed the 28-year Air Force veteran for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, Defense Secretary Ashton …

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Govt-Industry Committee Submits Drone Registration Service Recommendations to FAA


A committee of government and industry representatives has offered recommendations to help the Federal Aviation Administration establish a registration process for civilian unmanned aircraft system operators, GCN reported Monday. Mark Pormerleau writes the UAS Registration Task Force Aviation Rulemaking Committee recommended that FAA exclude owners of drones that weigh less than …

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