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NOAA Awards $150M for Continued UW–Madison Meteorology Research Partnership

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will extend its partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study satellite meteorology under a $150 million award. The renewal extends an existing 40-year-old research partnership between NOAA and UW–Madison's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, the university said Friday.

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Mojdeh Bahar to Lead NIST Industrial Engagement

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Mojdeh Bahar, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture executive, has joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve as associate director for innovation and industry services, a role through which she will oversee industrial partnerships. Bahar will supervise NIST's technology transfer programs and external engagement efforts as she directly reports to Walter Copan, the agency's director, NIST said Friday.

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NTIA Urges FCC to Reconsider Ligado Decision

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through a petition to repeal or reconsider its approval of Ligado’s application to use the L-band spectrum to deploy a terrestrial wireless network in support of 5G services.

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Commerce Dept Seeks to Restrict Huawei’s Access to US Tech With Amended Rule

The Department of Commerce’s bureau of industry and security is amending its direct product rule to restrict access of China-based telecommunications equipment company Huawei to semiconductors that overseas foundries produced using U.S. technologies and software as part of efforts to protect national security.

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Government, Industry Generate Insight to Bolster Space Industrial Base

Executives from both the public and private sectors attended a four-day virtual conference last week to discuss the U.S. space industry, Space News reported Monday. The State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 conference served as an avenue to tackle how the industry and U.S. space presence would thrive amid challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Census Bureau Offers COVID-19 Data Resources

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The U.S. Census Bureau has published a data resource page designed to support organizational decision making amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CB said Thursday its new resource page features demographic, business and economic information that federal agencies, commercial firms and local communities may use to address the effects of the crisis.

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White House Seeks to Strengthen Critical Infrastructure Resilience With Executive Order on PNT Services

President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that would direct the federal government to help strengthen the resilience of the country’s critical infrastructure by promoting the responsible use of positioning, navigation and timing services.

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