Tag Archives: STEM

Lori Ortega and Matt Kittrell Named to CGI Knoxville Center Leadership Team

CGI Knoxville Center

Lori Ortega and Matt Kittrell have been selected to lead the federal and commercial operations, respectively, of CGI’s newly opened technology center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Vice President of CGI’s U.S. Centers, Will LaBar, expressed his excitement in welcoming the two industry leaders to the center’s team.

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NSF Invests $50M in STEM-Focused Inclusion Alliances; Sylvia Butterfield Quoted

STEM Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will use $50 million to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in historically underrepresented communities. NSF said Tuesday that it will invest these funds in five new alliances that aim to involve underrepresented communities in STEM education through the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp: US Needs ‘Steady Stream’ of Geomatics Professionals

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. should develop the next generation of geomatics scientists, mathematicians and engineers to maintain U.S. national security, support NGA’s Moonshot strategy and safeguard the country’s advantage in the field.

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DOE Announces $100M in Research Grants to Early-Career Scientists; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $100 million in funding to support efforts to expand the skilled science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through the Early Career Research Program. Eighty-three scientists representing 11 DOE National Laboratories and 41 universities will receive grants that will cover salary and research expenses over a five-year period.

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VP Kamala Harris Named Head of National Space Council

Kamala Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris has been appointed to lead the National Space Council (NSC) responsible for crafting space-related national security strategies and space policies for the White House. "As I've said before: In America when we shoot for the moon, we plant our flag on it. I am honored to lead our National Space Council," Harris said in a tweet.

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DHS Issues Grants to Support Minority-Serving Academic Engagement

Cyber Hygiene

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has awarded grants to five minority-serving universities for academic engagement efforts. The awardees will work with centers of excellence to develop course content and academic engagement programs under the Scientific Leadership Award program, in line with DHS' objectives, the department said Wednesday.

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Space Force to Add Software Professionals From ‘Coding Boot Camp’; Patricia Mulcahy Quoted

Coding Boot Camp

The Space Force has concluded its first coding boot camp which saw 28 civilian and military personnel graduate as the service branch's “supra coders”, SpaceNews reported Monday. The service selected the participants among 300 candidates and is slated to conduct subsequent events in a push to expand its pool of software coders to 400.

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DoD to Support STEM Research Projects in $50M Funding Effort

U.S. Research Security

The Department of Defense (DoD) will award $50 million in funds through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program to 150 university researchers to support the acceleration of research activities in machine learning, quantum sciences and hypersonics. The funding opportunity will also back projects that will explore the design, development and characterization of various materials. 

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Leidos to Support AFA CyberPatriot Program; Bernie Skoch, Boe Boera Quoted


Leidos will continue its support for the Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, marking the 11th consecutive year. "The Air Force Association is privileged to once again receive the strong support of Leidos," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot national commissioner. “As a founding partner of CyberPatriot, Leidos support continues to play a key role in CyberPatriot's growth.”

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Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

Race to Lead AI

A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.” The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

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