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President Trump to Nominate ViraCyte’s Brett Giroir as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and …

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AFRL, Harvard Develop Stretchable Electronics Manufacturing Process

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have jointly developed a new three-dimensional printing process to manufacture stretchable and flexible electronics. Hybrid 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that combines conductive material with material substrate to form stretchable and wearable electronics, the Air Force said …

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Senate Bill Would Establish Security Requirements for Internet-Connected Devices

Four senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal suppliers of internet-connected devices to ensure that their products are free of “hard-coded passwords” and cyber vulnerabilities, patchable and comply with industry standard protocols. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 calls for the Office of Management and Budget to …

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FCC’s David Bray to Serve as First NGA Chief Ventures Officer

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, will join the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next month as the organization’s first chief ventures officer in July, MeriTalk reported Monday. He will be responsible for helping drive NGA’s internal and commercial innovation efforts in his new position, according to the report. He led FCC’s information technology …

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IARPA Kicks Off Quantum Computing Tech R&D Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched an effort to research and develop “quantum enhanced” computers. The Quantum Enhanced Optimization program aims to develop technology that can speed up the training of machine learning algorithms; support circuit fault diagnostics on larger circuits; and accelerate optimal scheduling of multiple machines on multiple tasks, the Office of …

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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

Three university-led teams have been chosen for a program to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain in response to an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity challenge that aims to close gaps between computer and human recognition. Sandia National Laboratories said Nov. 2 that participants of IARPA’s Machine Intelligence from …

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Profile: James Baker, FBI General Counsel

In January 2014 James Baker was appointed the general counsel for the FBI. He was an associate general counsel for Bridgewater Associates prior to his current appointment. Under the attorney general’s honors program, Baker joined the Justice Department‘s criminal division in 1990 as a federal prosecutor for the division’s fraud …

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NSF, DOE Form Cyber Threat Profiling Working Group

The Energy Department‘s Energy Sciences Network and the National Science Foundation‘s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have organized a working group tasked to develop a threat profile for open science organizations. ESnet said Wednesday the working group comprises scientists and security professionals from HUBzero, iRods, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern …

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