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NASA Vet James Reilly to be Nominated USGS Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and current technical adviser at the U.S. Air Force‘s National Security Space Institute, as director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Reilly spent 13 years at NASA and participated in three of the agency’s spaceflight missions that recorded more than 856 hours over …

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Inspector General Reviews Interior Dept’s Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Program for 3 Bureaus’ IT Systems

The Interior Department’s office of inspector general has found lapses in DOI’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program when it comes to safeguarding high-value information technology systems from cyber vulnerabilities. OIG said in a report published Wednesday its findings are based on the assessment of CDM practices that DOI implements for …

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Army Taps GIS Technology for Green Energy Program

The U.S. Army Environmental Command has developed a “clear parcels” analytics tool to help the Energy Initiatives Task Force identify areas within military bases the command believes could be suitable for renewable energy initiatives. The agency created the methodology using geospatial data from the Army Mapper database, georeferenced information from the …

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White House Proposes $2B More for Federal R&D in FY 2013

The White House has proposed $140.8 billion for federal research and development in fiscal year 2013, according to its budget proposal. The proposal boosts federal R&D by $2 billion and the departments of Homeland Security and Energy National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department would see the biggest increases. Cumulative …

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