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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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Alan Shaffer: Pentagon Seeks to Build New Technologies with Allies

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A Defense Department leader has outlined his work to partner the U.S.military with allied nations on developing new technologies in a move to minimize costs, Defense News reported Wednesday. Alan Shaffer, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, told the National Press Club in Washington that he is formulating strategies to reduce the costs of …

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National Guard to Form Cyber Protection Teams for DoD Cyber Operations

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The U.S. National Guard is planning to establish cyber teams across the country after the Defense Department indicated cyberspace operations as one of its priorities amid a declining budget, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass has called for the creation of cyber units from the …

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