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Trump to Nominate Karen Evans as DOE Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Karen Evans, national director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, as assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Energy Department. She currently leads the public-private program designed to help address a skills gap in the cybersecurity field, the White House said Tuesday. Evans initially …

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DOE Seeks Information on Regulation Management for Hydrogen Infrastructure

The Department of Energy has announced a request for information seeking input to lessen regulatory barriers on hydrogen infrastructure development. The DOE said Wednesday it intends to determine research and development areas vital to decreasing regulatory barriers that hinder the implementation of hydrogen technologies. The RFI seeks to establish understanding on industry regulations …

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Report: OMB Updates Federal Cloud Migration Strategy

Bill Hunt, digital services expert at the Office of Management and Budget, has said that OMB will introduce an updated cloud computing migration approach for agencies in the coming months, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Hunt told attendees at an Advanced Technology Academic Research Center event held Wednesday the “Cloud Smart” strategy …

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USAF Demonstrates New Sensor Pod With MQ-9 UAS

The U.S. Air Force demonstrated a new sensor system during three test flights with a General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system. The AgilePod is an Air Force-owned open architecture system designed to provide sensor pods in varying sizes for different missions, Wright Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday. The Air Force Life Cycle …

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Senate Subcommittee OKs $21.3B Fiscal 2019 NASA Budget

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday passed its fiscal 2019 spending bill that would authorize $21.3 billion in funds for NASA, representing a $1.4 billion increase from the president’s budget request for the agency, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Tuesday. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) led the markup of the Senate Appropriations commerce, justice …

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Research Finds DOE Sponsorship Facilitates Modern Tech Development; Rick Perry Comments

A study by an Energy Department committee has found that DOE-funded basic research and scientific programs have led to some technological advancements over the past four decades. The Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee’s report, titled A Remarkable Return on Investment in Fundamental Research,” explores the link between department-sponsored fundamental research efforts and …

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