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Senate Panel-Approved FY 2017 Spending Bill Gives $19B to NASA

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s commerce, justice and science panel has approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that will provide NASA with a $19.3 billion total budget, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the amount is $21 million more than the space agency’s fiscal 2016 budget and includes $3.45 billion …

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NSF Awards $5M to Establish Cyber Center; Anita Nikolich Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to Indiana University, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a cybersecurity center of excellence. The institutions will launch the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure through the funding after three …

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NSF Picks 28 Universities for Internet-Based Manufacturing Research Projects; James Kurose Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded grants worth $6.5 million combined to research teams at 28 universities to conduct research, design and test Internet-based manufacturing operating platforms. Researchers will also work to develop new applications designed to help companies select manufacturing methods, streamline the production of various products and determine …

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University-Led Consortium to Support NIST, NSF Manufacturing Efforts; Willie May Comments

The University of Michigan will head a consortium to provide private-sector support for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and National Science Foundation‘s education, training, research and development efforts in manufacturing. NIST said Friday the MForesight consortium will collaborate with subject-matter experts and working groups from industry and academia to provide tools and insight to …

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White House to Invest $160M in ‘Smart Cities’ Initiative

The White House plans to spend at least $160 million on a new initiative that aims to advance the development of new smart city applications for local communities to enhance service delivery, promote economic growth and address climate change, CNET reported Monday. Under the Smart Cities program, the Obama administration will allocate …

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NGA Launches Public Website for Unclassified Arctic Data

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made its unclassified geospatial intelligence on the Arctic available to the public via a new website to support international efforts relevant to the region. NGA said Wednesday the website provides 3-D Digital Elevation Models of the Arctic landscape based on satellite images from DigitalGlobe‘s commercial imagery sources. Each model works to support scientific studies …

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