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CBO: Senate Bill on Licensing Framework for Updated Nuclear Reactors Would Cost $47M Over 5 Years

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The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to create a regulatory licensing structure for nuclear reactors that have undergone technology and design updates would cost approximately $47 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the …

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Reports: House, Senate to Begin Work on Fiscal 2017 NDAA Reconciliation


A conference committee of House and Senate members will meet to discuss reconciliation of the chambers’ defense policy bills for the 2017 fiscal year, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Senate Armed Services Committee Staff Director Chris Brose and his House Armed Services Committee counterpart Bob Simmons said at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted event …

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NASA Launches Solar System Internet Tech on ISS

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NASA has introduced an operational Internet service to the International Space Station as part of an effort to help provide data to experimenters in the ISS. The Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking service was incorporated into the Telescience Resource Kit, a software tool designed to help researchers send and receive data between …

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GSA, Research Institute Partner to Explore Sustainable Landscapes for Gov’t Properties

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The General Services Administration has partnered with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas to study “high-performance landscapes” that can be applied on federal properties. Sylvia Hernandez, GSA regional administrator for the Greater Southwest region, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the partnership aims to identify sustainable landscaping options for the agency’s government …

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