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Commerce Dept Reports Fiscal 2016 Tech Transfer Initiatives

The Commerce Department has produced a report that details technology transfer activities across DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Telecommunications and Information Administration components during fiscal 2016. NIST said Monday the report highlights the role of technology transfer in the department’s efforts to foster economic growth, job …

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Report: UN Agency Proposes Single Worldwide UAS Registry

The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization has proposed to establish a single platform for unmanned aircraft system owners and operators to register their drones, Reuters reported Saturday. Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO’s air navigation bureau, told Reuters the suggested the creation of a global drone registry in response to concerns …

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Robert Behler to be Nominated DoD Operational Test & Evaluation Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Behler, chief operating officer and deputy director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, as director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department. Behler has led SEI’s software engineering and security initiatives that aimed to help address national cyber challenges, the …

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HR Vet Jeff Pon to Be Nominated as OPM Director

Jeff T.H. Pon, chief human resources and strategy officer at the Society for Human Resource Management, will be nominated to fill the director position at the Office of Personnel Management. He previously served as a Booz Allen Hamilton principal focused on HR, information technology and change management consulting services, the White …

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Report: US to Lift Weight Limit on South Korean Missiles

President Donald Trump has decided to eliminate a weight limit on warheads added to South Korea’s missile systems in response to a nuclear missile test launch from North Korea, Reuters reported Monday. The current missile pact between U.S. and South Korea limits the weight of the latter country’s warheads to …

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