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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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Sens. Mark Warner, Tim Kaine: NSF Awards $899K to Facilitate UAS Course Devt in Virginia Colleges

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) have said the National Science Foundation has awarded $899,477 in funds to the Old Dominion University Research Foundation to help Virginia colleges develop courses that seek to advance research and use of unmanned aerial systems. Warner’s office said in a July 20 press release the …

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GAO Urges Federal Agencies to Identify Opportunities for Budget Requirements Standardization

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Management and Budget, the Energy Department, NASA, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to explore strategies to standardize budget or procurement requirements. GAO said Friday it interviewed officials from universities and stakeholder organizations and they pinpointed factors that contribute to …

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NIST to Establish Windstorm Impact Reduction Advisory Panel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to form an advisory panel that will support an inter-agency program that aims to reduce the loss of property and life from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction will consist of seven to 15 members who possess scientific, architectural and engineering skills and recommend …

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NSF, DOE Form Cyber Threat Profiling Working Group

The Energy Department‘s Energy Sciences Network and the National Science Foundation‘s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have organized a working group tasked to develop a threat profile for open science organizations. ESnet said Wednesday the working group comprises scientists and security professionals from HUBzero, iRods, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern …

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NSF’s Rebecca Ferrell & Fort Worth Police Sgt. Troy Lawrence to Join National Commission on Forensic Science

National Science Foundation Biological Anthropology Program Director Rebecca Ferrell and Sgt. Troy Lawrence — director of the digital forensic lab for Fort Worth, Texas’ police department — will join the National Commission on Forensic Science that develops policy recommendations for the attorney general. The National Institute of Standards and Technology said Thursday Ferrell and Lawrence will …

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CBO: House Bill that Would Require NSF to Audit Research Facilities Would Cost $10M Over 5 Years

A new Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would require the National Science Foundation to subject its research facilities to audits would cost approximately $10 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in the report published Tuesday that the passage of the NSF Major Research Facility Reform …

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SUNY-Buffalo Research Project Aims to Increase Data Throughput for Underwater Vehicles

A research team at the State University of New York at Buffalo has developed a wireless communication system that aims to increase the speed of data transmission from submarines and underwater drones, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. Dimitris Pados and his co-researchers started the project in late 2011 in collaboration with the National Science Foundation …

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