Tag Archives: NSF

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Aims to Support Privacy Enhancing Tech; Rep. Haley Stevens Quoted

Rep. Haley Stevens

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev.; and Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb.; with Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich.; and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Okla., have introduced a bill to promote the development of privacy enhancing technologies and corresponding standards. The Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act would task the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further support PET research for data security applications. 

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FCC to Support NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative; Sean Jones Quoted

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to support the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Initiative by signing a memorandum of agreement with NSF and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). FCC will also work with NSF and NTIA to establish the country’s first National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research through the initiative.

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NSF Uses Predictive Analytics to Mark Improper Grant Payments; Jesse Simons Quoted

Jesse Simons

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has developed a predictive model designed to identify improper grant payments, and may share it with other agencies that award grants. NSF’s payments and analytics branch has been experimenting with predictive analytics and produced an open-source model that eventually received the Association of Government Accountants’ (AGA) recognition.

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NASA, NSF Sign MOU to Drive Space Initiatives; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), solidifying their intent to continue a long term partnership in mutually beneficial space research activities. “We look forward to continued collaboration on areas of research here on Earth and in space,” said Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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NSF IG Lerner to Become CIGIE Chairperson in January

Allison Lerner

Allison Lerner, inspector general at the National Science Foundation (NSF), has been elected to serve as chairperson for the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency starting Jan. 1st. Federal IGs voted to appoint Lerner as successor to Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice IG who has led the council over the past five years. 

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NSF Invests $125M in Mid-Scale Research Facilities; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sethuraman Panchanathan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has allotted $125 million for the development of mid-scale facilities where researchers may perform quantum, biogeochemistry and energy grid studies. NSF said Thursday that it will use these funds to finance three projects that will consist of research expertise, equipment and instrumentation for pursued research topics, community engagement and education.

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NSF Names Sean Jones as Directorate Head; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sean Jones

Sean Jones, former acting deputy division director at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) division of materials research, has been appointed to lead NSF's mathematical and physical sciences directorate. Prior to his appointment, Jones served as acting assistant director at the MPS directorate. Jones started his career at NSF in 2009 as program director.

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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Sen. Mazie Hirono Introduce Bill Mandating Research Into COVID-19 Disinformation


Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, have introduced legislation authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct research into disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wexton and Hironi will hold a virtual roundtable on Tuesday, Sept. 29th to discuss the legislation.

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NSF Picks Nine Teams for Collaborative Accelerator Effort


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $28 million in funds to nine research teams to support the development of prototypes as part of the second phase of a collaborative accelerator initiative. The Convergence Accelerator program aims to address national societal issues through the use of collaborative multidisciplinary research efforts.

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NSF Supports Institutes for Data Science Research, Education


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a five-year effort to produce and gather research on data science, with regard to the areas of algorithm development, cyberinfrastructure and education. NSF said Tusday that its institutes under the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program will work to foster data science innovation.

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