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NIST Funds 11 Universities, Organizations to Conduct Research on Natural Disaster Impact on Structures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has provided $6.6M in grant funds to 11 universities and organizations to conduct research that will provide greater insight into the effects of natural disasters on manmade structures in order to gain knowledge for improved building practices. 

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Marshals Service Seeks Support for Agile, DevOps Implementation

The U.S. Marshals Service is implementing Agile and DevOps methodologies to address its system modernization objectives, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Karl Mathias, chief information officer of USMS, told the publication that the agency intends to deploy automated technologies as part of its DevOps implementation to speed up procedures and rapidly deliver capabilities to end users.

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NOAA to Seek Info on New Earth Observation Concepts; Karen St. Germain Quoted

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to solicit for input on geostationary orbit and low Earth orbit observation next month, Space News reported Thursday. The agency will seek out information on instruments and missions that address findings of an existing study to establish a resilient, agile space architecture. 

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GSA’s Dan Jacobs on How Agencies Should Approach Cloud Security

Dan Jacobs, a security expert at the General Services Administration, said agencies should deal with cybersecurity with a focus on people and processes as they transfer workloads to the cloud, Nextgov reported Thursday. “Many of the problems we face as a security community aren’t actually technical problems at all,” he said Tuesday at a lunch hosted by Symantec.

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David Norquist Issues Memo on Pentagon’s Zero-Based Budgeting Review

Deputy Defense Secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner David Norquist issued a memo informing component agencies and services of a zero-based assessment of all department-wide activities and functions as directed by Defense Secretary and fellow 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper, Defense One reported Thursday

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DARPA Seeks System to Produce Resources From Recycled Waste

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched an effort to develop scalable resource production systems that use military waste as base materials. The ReSource program aims to produce systems that convert waste into on-demand supplies such as chemical lubricants, food and water as needed, DARPA said Wednesday

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