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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness


The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments


The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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Space News: NASA Sees Minimal Effect of Russian ISS Crew Downsizing on Research Operations

International Space Station

Russia has decided to temporarily lessen the number of its crew on the International Space Station in an effort to mitigate costs until the launch of Russia’s Multipurpose Laboratory Module ISS component in late 2017, Space News reported Monday. Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for human exploration and operations, said the space …

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SwRI Solar Observatory Lifted Aboard World View Balloon Under NASA-Funded Flight


Tucson, Arizona-based space exploration company World View has carried a Southwest Research Institute-developed solar observatory aboard the former company’s high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere as part of a NASA-funded Flight Opportunities program test. NASA said Friday World View’s Stratollite balloon has lifted the SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform to an altitude of 103,000 feet from Arizona’s Benson …

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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, NCI to Research Cancer Under Renewed Space-Based Data Science Partnership


NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the National Cancer Institute have extended their partnership through 2021 in an effort to expand the use of big data techniques and machine learning algorithms, which were originally developed for space exploration, in cancer research. The space agency said Thursday JPL and NCI will work to …

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Air Force Lists Candidate Bases for General Atomics-Built MQ-9 Reaper Operations

UAs not drones

The U.S. Air Force will select two locations from a pool of candidate air bases to house General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft and related operations. The service branch said Thursday the first location will host an MQ-9 operations group with mission control elements while the second location will have a full MQ-9 wing with a launch and …

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NASA Seeks In-Space Spacecraft Assembly Concepts From University Students

NASA In-Space Assembly

NASA has invited university student teams and their faculty advisers to design and analyze concepts that utilize modular space systems and robotic technology for in-space spacecraft assembly. NASA’s Game Changing Development Program and the National Institute of Aerospace seek ideas for the development of tugs that are powered by solar electric propulsion and would …

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