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NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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NOAA, Partners Develop National Water Model to Aid Flood Forecasting Efforts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has implemented a new tool that works to simulate water movements in the country’s rivers and streams as well as generate water forecast information. NOAA said Tuesday the National Water Model is designed to run on the agency’s Cray XC40 supercomputer and process data from more than 8,000 stream gauges …

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GAO: Office of Government Ethics Should Identify Other Agencies With Special Govt Employee Data Reporting Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Government Ethics to determine whether other federal agencies have experienced difficulties in reporting data on special government employees who do not serve on federal boards. GAO made the recommendation after it found that the Department of Health and Human Services, Nuclear …

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Oak Ridge Lab Develops Solar Cell Formula; Jonathan Poplawsky Comments

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a formula to differentiate the crystalline structures in different mixtures of cadmium, tellurium and selenium in support of efforts to boost solar cell efficiency. The Energy Department-run laboratory said Wednesday Jonathan Poplawsky lead a research team that utilized microscopy techniques to find the most efficient alloy composition for solar …

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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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