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Kelvin Droegemeier to Lead National Science Foundation as Acting Director

Kelvin Droegemeier, who leads the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, has joined the National Science Foundation to serve as director on an acting basis. He will oversee NSF's daily activities and spearhead research efforts to address the world's challenges, the foundation said Wednesday.

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Space Force to Absorb Missions of 23 Air Force Units

The Department of the Air Force has listed 23 Air Force organizations whose space missions will transition to the U.S. Space Force within the next three to six months. Approximately 1,840 billets from across the 23 organizations will be moved to the Space Force under the transfer plan, which does not cover the physical transfer of units to a new geographic location, the service said Tuesday.

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White House Issues Call to Action to AI Experts Amid COVID-19 Dataset Launch; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The White House has called on artificial intelligence professionals to come up with new data and text mining processes to help answer key scientific questions about the new coronavirus. The call to action was made after researchers from Microsoft, Allen Institute for AI, Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative unveiled the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, the White House said Monday.

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Boeing-USAF Team Begins Air Force One Modifications

Boeing and government personnel have commenced the effort to modify 747-8 aircraft into VC-25B, also known as the next Air Force One presidential aircraft. Modifications began in late February as the team cleared foreign object debris in the two 747-8 aircraft and the facility where work will take place, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center said Wednesday.

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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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