Tag Archives: education

GSA Names Payman Sadegh as New CDO; Bob De Luca Quoted

General Services

Payman Sadegh has been appointed as chief data officer (CDO) with the General Services Administration (GSA). Sadegh will succeed Kris Rowley, the first appointed CDO, who left the agency for the private sector March 31 after serving a seven year tenure. In the interim, deputy chief information officer, Beth Killoran, served as acting CDO.

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Boeing Invests Funds to Support Indigenous Communities; Marc Allen, Kathleen Jolivette Quoted

Marc Allen

Boeing has recently committed $1.3 million to support Indigenous communities across the nation. The company has donated $300 thousand to clean water, education and natural disaster response; $140 thousand to the Pacific Northwest; and $60 thousand to support Oklahoma STEM education programs for students. An additional $840 thousand will fund future projects for Native American and Indigenous communities. 

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Maximus Recognized as a Top Employer for Veterans; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has ranked 54th on the Military Times Best for Vets: Employers 2020, recognizing the company for its support services as a nationwide employer for veterans. “We are extremely proud to be honored on this important list, which shows that our commitment to veterans and disabled veterans is having an impact,” said Bruce Caswell.

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Three Lawmakers Suggest Ways for Federal Gov’t to Advance AI Development

Artificial Intelligence

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., said they believe the federal government will play a key role in pushing the development of artificial intelligence by ensuring access to data and education. “We need to have a test facility to test algorithms so that we can understand what bias is going into artificial intelligence,” McNerney said.

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USAF Signs $67M in Contracts to Advance Virtual Training; Maj. Mark Budgeon Quoted

Virtual Training

The U.S. Air Force has allocated $67 million in contracts to develop the service branch’s virtual training. The work under the contract will provide airmen with new training platforms to help educate on aircraft and other systems, as the military continues to social distance during the ongoing pandemic.

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NASA Grants $587K to Minority Institutions to Advance STEM Education; Mike Kincaid, Karen Marrongelle Quoted

Mike Kincaid

NASA has awarded 14 planning grants, totalling more than $587,000 to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). NASA awarded the grants as part of the agency's Office of STEM Engagement, and are part of a phased partnership effort with the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

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FAA Picks 26 Institutions for UAS Training Program

UAS Technology

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with 26 schools across the nation to take part in a program focused on training potential career professionals in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology. The UAS-CTI program is aimed at recognizing students seeking to pursue careers in aviation as well as UAS development and operation, FAA noted.

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