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Todd Harrison: Defense Spending Drop Could Total $1T over 10 Years

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Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, has projected the defense spending drop to reach $1 trillion over 10 years if sequestration stays in place, Government Executive reported Thursday. He estimated the gap between the military’s budget and its long-term requirements based on the Pentagon’s 2012 …

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Andrea Palm Adds Senior Counselor Role to HHS Service; Sylvia Burwell Comments

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Andrea Palm, chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed to the additional role of senior counselor as HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell aims to further bolster the department’s management team and service delivery. “We’re continuing to build a strong team, and that includes retaining top talent,” Burwell said Thursday. “I am …

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Gen. Philip Breedlove: NATO Looking Into Long-Term Measures Against Russia

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Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, NATO’s supreme allied commander for Europe, has noted that the organization is both a military and political alliance and will be involved as such to address the conflict in Ukraine. Breedlove, who is currently attending the NATO summit in Wales, has indicated that member nations will be taking both political and defensive measures against …

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Sergei Maslov: DOE to Develop Biological Organism Predictive Models

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The Energy Department plans to move into the production phase for a computational tool scientists use to analyze, store and share biological data, Brookhaven National Laboratory said Aug. 29. DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national laboratories developed the Systems Biology Knowledgebase computational platform to gather data on plants, microbes, microbial communities …

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CBO: Interest on Federal Debt to More Than Triple by 2024

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A new Congressional Budget Office report forecasts that interest expenses on the national debt will grow from $231 billion this year to $799 billion by 2024. The $799 billion estimate represents 3 percent of gross domestic product, the highest ratio to be recorded in 18 years, CBO said Wednesday. CBO …

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Energy Department: Digital Tech Transforms U.S. Electric Grid

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Public and private sector investments of more than $9 billion since 2010 have helped to grow smart grid technology deployments, the Energy Department said in a report. DOE said in the 2014 Smart Grid System Report submitted to Congress that digital technology applications have transformed the U.S. electric grid as new policies spur growth of energy …

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DARPA Adds Biological, Defense, Info Research in Web Catalog; Chris White Comments

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has expanded its research web portal to include additional peer-reviewed publications, other research materials and open source software from three DARPA offices. Research from the Biological Technologies Office, Defense Sciences Office and Information Innovation Office are now available through the DARPA Open Catalog as part …

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