Federal agencies are launching reskilling programs to provide employees new career opportunities in the field of information technology, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Dorothy Aronson, chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, said NSF is overseeing a pilot to assess an online learning platform, Udacity, to help volunteers from agencies learn the skills needed to become data scientists or data analysts.Read More »
The National Science Foundation will host a workshop to boost awareness on artificial intelligence applications across the wireless spectrum, Nextgov reported Monday. The agency said in a federal register notice it will gather government, industry and academia members to participate in the event from Aug. 28 to 29 at Griffiss Institute Center for Information Assurance in Rome, N.Y.Read More »
The National Science Foundation plans to support research efforts to further explore quantum science in the technology areas of computing, communications, sensors and simulation, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association reported Monday. NSF will help selected research institutes address quantum-related scientific, technological, educational and workforce objectives under the Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program.Read More »
Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, highlighted the mission of the Department of Defense's organic laboratories during DoD Lab Day. He said that laboratory engineers must work with a balance between speed, diligence and quality to boost the military's lethality and protection, DoD said Thursday.Read More »
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier, a former member of the National Science Board, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Federal Times reported Thursday. President Donald Trump announced in late July his intent to nominate Droegemeier for the lead role at OSTP.Read More »
NASA and the National Science Foundation are supporting the Trump administration's plan to boost the country's science, technology, engineering and math education. The effort, named Charting a Course for Success: A Federal Strategy for STEM Education, encourages stakeholders, academia and industry to fortify the nation's STEM education and workforce, NASA said Wednesday.Read More »
The National Science Foundation has launched a competition that aims to develop a model that individuals can use to select career opportunities in the government that match with their skills and interests.
A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that seeks to advance quantum information science and technology research efforts would cost $1.1 billion to implement from fiscal years 2019 through 2023. CBO said Friday it also projects that enacting the National Quantum Initiative Act would not raise net direct spending or …Read More »