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Marine Corps, Navy Host Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare Tech Demonstration; David Walker Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy hosted a 10-day exercise in April for defense, commercial and academic organizations to showcase emerging technology platforms such as unmanned aerial, multi-utility tactical transport and autonomous assault amphibious vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday that its civilian employees, contractors and  members of the Office of Naval Research and other research …

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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director

Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems. Honey also holds the title of assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology and also focuses …

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NIST Leads Federal Effort to Assess, Reduce Windstorm Impacts

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will spearhead a federal program that aims to study wind behavior in a push to cut the risk of loss of life and property damage from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program covers three long-term strategic goals along with 14 key objectives and seven …

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NIST, GSA Launch Nationwide Cybersecurity Survey

The General Services Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology  have partnered to examine the cybersecurity practices of various organizations throughout the U.S. through a nationwide survey. NIST said Wednesday the survey for senior cybersecurity executives will mostly contain multiple-choice questions and take respondents less than 40 minutes to complete. Interested agencies and companies may respond …

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GAO: NNSA Should Consistently Monitor and Document R&D Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the National Nuclear Security Administration create a strategy to consistently track and document outcomes of research-and-development projects aimed at thwarting the proliferation of nuclear weapons. GAO said in a report published Friday NNSA’s Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation should record data that compares final project results with baseline performance targets. …

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House Approves US-Israel Cyber Collaboration Bill; Rep. John Ratcliffe Comments

The House on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to increase cooperation between the U.S. and Israel on cybersecurity initiatives. Reps. John Ratcliffe and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act in a push to establish a cybersecurity grant program for joint research-and-development ventures between U.S. and Israeli organizations, …

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NASA Enlists Students to Develop Glider for Weather Research, Forecasting

NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California has enlisted the help of students to develop a subscale glider to aid weather research, prediction and airborne science programs at the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde glider is based on the …

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NASA Plans Earth Science Data Acquisition From Small Satellite Operators

NASA looks to procure imaging and radio occultation data from commercial small satellite companies to help address the space agency’s Earth science research goals, Space News reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes NASA’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 includes $30 million for satellite development and data acquisition efforts under the Small Satellite Constellations Initiative. …

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