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Eric Burger to Serve as FCC Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger, former director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Communications Commission‘s next chief technology officer. He will succeed Henning Schulzrinne, who accepted a new position at Columbia University, and advise FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai and on technology …

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USAID Issues Grants to 25 Global Research Efforts

The U.S. Agency for International Development plans to invest a total of $5 million in 25 research projects across 15 USAID partner countries. USAID said Thursday the 25 new programs are funded under the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research initiative, which supports researchers in developing countries that work with U.S. government-backed researchers …

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NGA, Partners Complete Digital Elevation Modeling of Arctic Region

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has collaborated with the National Science Foundation, University of Minnesota and mapping technology company Esri to map the entire Arctic region. The team produced the sixth batch of three-dimensional digital elevation models under the Arctic DEM Project, NGA said Wednesday. “These models and this data provide greater context for …

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Trump to Nominate Melissa Sue Glynn as VA Enterprise Integration Asst Secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Melissa Sue Glynn, former head of public sector practice at global professional services firm Alvarez and Marsal, as assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Enterprise Integration. Glynn previously served as a principal of PwC and led the company’s work with VA, the White House …

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NSF to Award Cornell University $2.5M Grant to Develop Cryptographic Mechanisms for Software Security

The National Science Foundation will award up to $2.5 million in federal funds to Cornell University to develop cryptographic mechanisms to secure software platforms. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) said in a statement published Friday that Cornell will create cryptographic systems with the use of a programming language and the Viaduct platform. Viaduct is designed to convert …

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CRS: DoD’s R&D, Test & Evaluation Appropriations Hit $65.5B in Fiscal 2015

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists shows that the Defense Department’s research, development, testing and evaluation appropriations reached $65.5 billion in fiscal year 2015, which accounted for 48.2 percent of $135.8 billion in total federal R&D appropriations for that year. Steven Aftergood wrote in a …

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DHS to Transition NSF-Funded Analytics Tool Into Commercial Market

The Department of Homeland Security will transition a National Science Foundation-funded analytics and exploit detection tool into the commercial market. DHS said Tuesday the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-built ZeroPoint tool is the eighth cybersecurity technology product to transition as part of the cyber security division’s Transition to Practice program. …

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NASA Updates Tech Commercialization Readiness Program for Small Businesses; Jenn Gustetic Comments

NASA has updated the space agency’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program  to help companies accelerate development of new technologies with up to 2 million in funding opportunities. CCRPP is available to small businesses that completed Phase II awards under any Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer program of a federal agency, …

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