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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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DoD, NASA, GSA Propose Rule to Change Federal Award Recipient Identification

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The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have proposed an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to change the way agencies identify organizations that receive contracts, grants and other federal awards, FierceGovernmentIT reported Friday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes the proposed rule aims to remove and replace …

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NASA to Fly New Space Tech Payloads


NASA is set to launch eight space technology payloads on reduced gravity flights aboard aircraft and commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles. The space agency said Wednesday it selected five technology payloads for parabolic flights, two projects for sRLV flights and one payload for both flight platforms. The technologies are set …

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Todd May Appointed NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Acting Director; Charles Bolden Comments

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Todd May, formerly deputy director of NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center, has assumed the role of acting director at the Huntsville, Alabama-based center following the retirement of Patrick Scheuermann. “Patrick leaves Marshall in good hands, and I know Todd May’s experience and expert management skills will keep the center’s critical …

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NIST Invests in Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance; Phillip Singerman Comments

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology will invest up to $16.3 million for five-year cooperative agreement in Wisconsin as part of an effort to further the government’s manufacturing investment. NIST said Friday it will fund the Hollings Manufacturing Partnership to assist small and medium-sized manufacturers in customer development and market expansion initiatives in collaboration with …

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GAO Seeks Final DOE, State Dept Strategies to Manage Unobligated Balances


The Government Accountability Office recommends the departments of Energy and State finalize their strategies to manage the unobligated balances in two separate accounts as part of GAO’s study into the use of public funds. GAO said in a report published Friday the unobligated balances for fiscal years 2012 to 2014 are in DOE’s Western Area Power Administration construction, rehabilitation, …

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