Tag Archives: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

NGA, NSF Offer 3-D Digital Elevation Models of Alaska Under ArcticDEM Project

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Science Foundation have unveiled a new batch of 3-D digital elevation models of Alaska from the ArcticDEM project that seeks to foster coordination of national efforts in the Arctic region. The release of the topographic maps serves to support decision-making on activities in the Arctic as part of a White …

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GOP Lawmakers Ask WH for LightSquared Contacts

The House Science Committee has asked the White House to turn over all documents related to contact with telecommunications company LightSquared, who is seeking to build a national 4G wireless network. On Tuesday, Chairman Ralph Hall (R-Texas) and six Republican committee members sent a letter to the Office of Budget …

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White House Tech Office Launches R&D Website

The White House’s science and technology office announced the launch of the beta version of its R&D Dashboard, a website to track where federal funding for research and development is going and what impact it’s having. For those with their eyes on federal investments and spending, The White House Office …

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Major Reorganization of NIST Underway

This week, President Barack Obama signed into a law a major reorganization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010 directs NIST, part of the Commerce Department, to develop cloud-computing solutions with private-sector partners to formalize the organization’s cloud posture, according to a …

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Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to Speak at mHealth Summit

Aneesh Chopra, assistant to the president and associate director for technology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a keynote speech at a conference aiming to improve health in developing areas through mobile technologies. The mHealth Summit, taking place Nov. 8–10 in Washington, D.C., is …

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DARPA Releases New Privacy Principles

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy last week announced the federal research agency responsible for maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military has released a set of Privacy Principle to address the issue of balancing access to information with the need to respect personal privacy. Expanding …

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NIH, NSF & OSTP Make Plans to Use STAR METRICS

Science and Technology for America’s Reinvestment: Measuring the Effect on Innovation, Competitiveness and Science, or STAR METRICS, is a multiagency initiative that will monitor the outcome of federal science investments. The National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation  and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy are …

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