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Karen St. Germain on NASA’s Earth Science Decadal Survey Implementation

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Karen St. Germain, director of NASA’s Earth Science division, said her top priority will be finding ways to implement the Earth science decadal survey. St. Germain, who joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in early June 2020, said she would use her experience at NOAA to help improve collaboration with NASA in the field of Earth observation.

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Gen. John Raymond: Upcoming Space Force Report Seeks to Recommend Ways to Accelerate Acquisition Process

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Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations within the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Space Force will submit to Congress in the next few days a report that would recommend changes on how the service should fund and acquire military space platforms, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

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Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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DoD Kicks Off Hypersonic Industrial Base Study; Mark Lewis Quoted

The Department of Defense has begun a study to identify weaknesses in the industrial base for the development of hypersonic weapons, Defense News reported MondayMark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said he and Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, are leading a new “hypersonic war room” tasked with identifying “critical nodes” in the supply chain.

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Dan Broulliette on DOE’s Budget Request for National Nuclear Security Administration

Energy Secretary Dan Broulliette said the Department of Energy’s request for a 20 percent increase in budget seeks to support the infrastructure around the National Nuclear Security Administration’s complex, particularly the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Defense News reported Sunday.

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