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GAO: DoD Should Update Workload Shortfall Calculation Guidance, Offer Congress More Info

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department update guidance on the calculation of workload shortfalls and provide Congress with additional information on future reports to help bolster oversight. A GAO report published Monday says DoD’s 2016 Biennial Core Report complied with two out of three Section 2464-required reporting elements and partially complied with the …

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GAO: FAA Should Review Regulatory Framework for Space Support Vehicles, Clarify Financial Responsibility Rules to Spaceport Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department’s secretary to call on the Federal Aviation Administration chief to analyze whether FAA’s regulatory structure is applicable to space support vehicles. DOT should also suggest modifications to regulations to FAA if it finds that the regulatory framework is not suitable for such vehicles, …

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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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DARPA-Funded Research Team Seeks to Help Amputees Perceive Levels of Touch Pressure Via Electrical Stimulation

A research team funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed a method that uses electrical stimulation to encode intensity levels of touch pressure in the nervous system. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Case Western Reserve University and Louis R. Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center have implanted nerve …

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GSA IG: 18F Group Records Estimated $31.7 Cumulative Net Loss Between FY 2014 and 3Q FY 2016

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general says GSA’s 18F organization has recorded a cumulative net loss of approximately $31.7 million between fiscal year 2014 and the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. A report GSA’s IG published Monday highlighted what auditors believe were financial projections and increased staffing levels as well as the allotment of staff time …

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US Bank Regulators Seek to Implement Cyber Risk Mgmt Rules

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve Board want public comments on the three bank regulators’ joint plan to establish a set of cyber risk management standards for the financial services industry. The regulatory agencies also seek potential methods to quantify and compare cyber risks at financial institutions, FDIC …

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