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Trump Administration Forms Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has established a new subcommittee tasked with managing a national agenda on quantum information science, Fedscoop reported Friday. The QIS subcommittee will operate within the National Science and Technology Council to form and initiate quantum technology efforts across the U.S. federal government. Stakeholders …

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White House Directive Seeks to Reform Commercial Space Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …

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NIST Unveils New Initiative to Advance Federal Tech Transfer

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced an initiative that aims to facilitate federal technology transfer in an effort to accelerate the transition of new products to market, build up the U.S. economy and support national security efforts. NIST said Tuesday it launched the Return on Investment initiative …

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White House Appoints Michael Kratsios to Deputy CTO Post

Michael Kratsios, former chief of staff at investment firm Thiel Capital, has been named  as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, TechCrunch reported Friday. Kate Conger writes Kratsios succeeded former deputy CTO Alexander Macgillivray. Kratsios previously worked as chief financial officer of investment management company Clarium Capital Management and as an …

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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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