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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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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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Senate Bill Calls for Space Weather Research, Forecasting Efforts

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate calls for several federal agencies to develop tools that can aid in the government’s space weather research and forecasting activities, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act would codify responsibilities of some agencies to help protect U.S. critical …

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Senate Panel-Approved FY 2017 Spending Bill Gives $19B to NASA

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science panel has approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that will provide NASA with a $19.3 billion total budget, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the amount is $21 million more than the space agency’s fiscal 2016 budget and includes $3.45 billion …

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NSF Awards $5M to Establish Cyber Center; Anita Nikolich Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to Indiana University, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a cybersecurity center of excellence. The institutions will launch the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure through the funding after three …

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