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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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NSF Gets New Chief Technology Officer

Dr. José Muñoz, acting director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure, has been named the new chief technology officer. “We want to thank Dr. Muñoz for the leadership and direction he provided to the Office of Cyberinfrastructure,” OCI said in an announcement. “We are especially grateful to him …

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NIH, NSF & OSTP Make Plans to Use STAR METRICS

Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science, or STAR METRICS, is a multiagency initiative that will monitor the outcome of federal science investments. The National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation  and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are …

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