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NASA-Led Team Deploys Synthetic Aperture Radar to Detect Infrastructure Risks

A team of scientists led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed a satellite data analysis technique for identifying vulnerabilities in infrastructure such as bridges that may lead to catastrophic events. NASA said Tuesday that the group comprised of NASA, the University of Bath in England and the Italian Space Agency used synthetic aperture radar data to measure relative displacement and structural changes in the Morandi Bridge in Italy from 2003 through its collapse in August 2018.

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Rob Silverman, SVP of Booz Allen Hamilton, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Rob Silverman, senior vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his third year as chairman of the Healthcare Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4×24 program. 

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USAF Sees Value in Faulty Data; Frank Konieczny Quoted

Analysts from the U.S. Air Force see to it that bad data must undergo evaluation with senior leadership before fixing, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Frank Konieczny, USAF chief technology officer, said the service branch is working to keep data flaws uncensored. Data flaws may include obsolete formatting, typos and incorrect or incomplete input.

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Sens. John Cornyn, Richard Burr, Mark Warner Present 5G Telecom Security Bill

Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill intended to protect the country's modern telecommunications systems and infrastructure. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act would direct the president to formulate an inter-agency strategy on the security of technologies under fifth generation and future classifications, Warner's office said Wednesday.

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President Trump Signs Policy to Boost Industry’s Use of US Products

President Trump has signed a new executive order encouraging companies to “buy American” products as they receive contracts to work with the federal government on infrastructure projects. The White House said Thursday that the policy's goal is boosting the use of U.S.-made goods, products and materials. In particular, iron, steel, aluminum and cement, in federal contracts and financial assistance programs.

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DoD to Get $654.6B Under $1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressional leaders have introduced an omnibus bill that would authorize $1.3 trillion to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2018, Defense News reported Thursday. The omnibus package would allocate $654.6 billion in funds for the Defense Department, including a base budget of $589.5 billion and overseas contingency operations …

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Expand Rural Internet Service

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at providing better access to broadband internet services in rural locations across the U.S. The White House said Monday the “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America” order directs the executive branch to use tools that can …

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