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NSF to Establish MIT Brain, Smart Machine Research Center

The National Science Foundation will allocate $25 million towards an intelligent machines research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and work in partnership with academic institutions and other organizations. Tomaso Poggio, the Eugene McDermott professor at MIT’s brain sciences department, will serve as the principal investigator for the Center …

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NSF Invests $20M in Cyber Research Projects

The National Science Foundation has awarded three research contracts totaling approximately $20 million to university researchers for cybersecurity-related work, FedScoop reported Friday. Cory Bennett writes NSF issued the awards to respond to several security concerns regarding healthcare, cloud computing and Web privacy. David Kotz will lead Dartmouth College’s team that will work …

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NSF Alexandria HQ Move Planned for 2017

The General Services Administration has signed a 15-year lease for a new headquarters in Alexandria, Va. for the National Science Foundation, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Rebecca Cooper writes the 660,848 square-foot site at 2500 Eisenhower Ave. is close to the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station and the U.S. Patent …

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China Criticizes New US IT Purchasing Law

China’s government is speaking out against a new law requiring some U.S. federal agencies to obtain approval from law enforcement before buying information technology products made in China, Reuters reports. Citing state media, Megha Rajagopalan writes that a Chinese commerce ministry spokesman claimed the bill is unfair to China-based enterprises …

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White House To Make Federally-Funded Research Results Public

The White House will release the results of federally-funded research to the public within a year for no cost, Reuters reports. An online petition on the White House website calling for the move drew 65,704 signatures, according to the report. Federal agencies with more $100 million in research and development …

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House Reauthorizes NSF Cyber Grants

Cyber bills have dominated the House’s agenda this past week, including a bill that reauthorizes several National Science Foundation grant-funded cyber programs, FierceGovernment IT reports. The House passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act last Friday in a 395-10 vote, giving the NSF’s cybersecurity grant programs $420 million over the next three …

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Norm Augustine to Lead Review of Antarctic Science

Norm Augustine The National Science Foundation announced last week Norm Augustine has been appointed to lead the upcoming strategic review of U.S. science-support operations on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Augustine is the former chair of the National Academy of Engineering and previously served as chairman and …

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Cybersecurity R&D Bill Passes through House

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 with a vote of 422-5. The bill reauthorizes computer and network research and development programs to the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The bill improves cybersecurity in the federal, private and …

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