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President Trump Signs Bill to Fund NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Programs

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that authorizes funding for NASA’s deep-space exploration and discovery missions in the 2017 budget cycle. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 requires the space agency to develop and implement a deep space human exploration plan and invest in science, technology and aeronautics programs, the White House said …

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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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DHS Demos Integrated First Responder Safety Tech; John Merrill Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has demonstrated methods to integrate technologies as part of a program that aims to help protect first responders as they perform their duties. DHS said Tuesday it combined physiological and environmental sensors, video stream from body-attached cameras and unmanned aerial systems and hybrid …

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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar: US Can Maintain Military Edge Through Continuous R&D Investments

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has said the U.S. should continuously invest in science and technology in order to maintain its military advantage as foreign powers strengthen their research and development efforts, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Prabhakar made her remarks at a hearing of the House Armed …

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8 Military Leaders Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference

Eight African-American military leaders were honored at the U.S. Navy-hosted annual “Stars and Stripes” awards program in recognition of their contributions to the military and to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the Defense Department reported Monday. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran delivered the keynote speech during …

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NASA Taps 27 Organizations for Science Education Collaborative Agreements; John Grunsfeld Comments

NASA’s science mission directorate will award $42 million in cooperative agreements to 27 universities and research institutions to develop new approaches in order to encourage students to participate in NASA’s science, technology, engineering and math education programs. Selected organizations will craft programs that support activities in heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science …

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