Tag Archives: Arizona State University

Labor Dept Allots About $100M for Industrial Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor is investing almost $100M in grants under a public-private apprenticeship program for multiple industries. The program, known as "Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap," would support 28 apprenticeships in a range of industries such as information technology, health care and manufacturing, DOL said Tuesday.

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Former Hill Staffers on Factors Needed to Reinstate Tech Advisory Office in Congress

A few lawmakers have launched an effort to revive the congressional office of technology assessment and some congressional staffers believe that such an institution, if reinstated, should operate in a nonpartisan manner and with adequate funding to be effective, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The OTA, which had a budget of $25M and approximately 140 employees when it ceased operations in 1995, used to educate and advise lawmakers on technology issues ahead of congressional hearings.
 

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Arizona State University to Lead DHS CoE for Operational Efficiency

The Department of Homeland Security has selected Arizona State University to lead a consortium of academic, industry, government and laboratory partners that aims to optimize DHS’ operational efficiency. DHS said Monday the new Center of Excellence for Accelerating Operational Efficiency’s will receive $3.9 million to fund its first year of operations in a …

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NASA Picks 5 University Teams for $50M in ‘Transformative’ Aviation Research Grants

NASA has selected five university teams to receive grants worth up to $50 million in total to explore “transformative” system-level aviation technology concepts. The five-year research efforts under the University Leadership Initiative will support NASA’s strategic research goals for aeronautics, the space agency said Tuesday. NASA asked universities to propose investigations that would address one …

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NASA Selects 34 CubeSats for Space Tech Demonstration Missions

NASA has picked 34 miniature satellites that will take off as auxiliary payloads aboard space exploration missions that are scheduled for launch between 2018 and 2020. NASA selected the proposed CubeSats from the agency’s centers, universities and nonprofit organizations in 19 states and Washington as part of the eighth class of …

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