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NASA Seeks Proposals for Small Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Development; Steve Jurczyk Comments

NASA has begun to solicit proposals for a program that aims to develop and commercialize novel space platforms for use in human and scientific exploration missions through public-private partnerships. “The Tipping Point solicitation represents a continued focus on collaborations with the commercial space sector that leverage emerging markets and capabilities …

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US Govt Agencies Detail Human Brain-Like Computer Development Vision in White Paper

Four U.S. government agencies have released a white paper on a collective vision to develop a computer that can operate like the human brain. The white paper published Friday detailed what the agencies view as technical priorities, challenges, opportunities and research and development issues related to the White House-led Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing program. …

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Northrop Sponsors Space Camp Attendance for 80 Middle School Students, 48 Science Teachers

Northrop Grumman will sponsor 80 middle school students and 48 science teachers from the U.S., Australia and the U.K.for them to attend Space Camp July 24 through July 29 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp will feature space shuttle missions simulations, astronaut training simulators and activities such as rocket building …

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Cisco Puts New Investment Toward Cyber Scholarship Program

Cisco has invested $10 million toward its two-year Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program the company started to address what it estimates as a projected global shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019. The company said Tuesday it will also integrate a new Cyber Ops Certification to its current certification portfolio and update its CCIE security certification to address …

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NASA Seeks Early Stage Tech Proposals from Universities for Future Space Missions

NASA has started its solicitation of early-stage space technology proposals from universities to support the agency’s future space programs that include a human exploration of Mars. The agency said Thursday its space technology mission directorate plans to grant $500,000 each for 10 to 12 proposals from accredited U.S. universities. “We’d like to see Early Stage Innovations proposals that address …

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DigitalGlobe Facilitates Satellite Imagery Exercises for Employees’ Children to Promote STEM Careers

DigitalGlobe held a “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 28 to let employees’ children participate in satellite imagery and mapping exercises and introduce them to the company’s technological offerings. The space imagery and geospatial data provider said Monday it engaged the children in a discussion on DigitalGlobe’s satellite constellation in efforts to inspire …

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Beth Cobert: OPM-Champlain College Online Education Program to Drive Gov’t Workforce Development

Vermont-based Champlain College and the Office of Personnel Management marked the first anniversary of their partnership’s truED campaign. OPM said Wednesday truED will continue to provide federal employees, spouses and eligible adult dependents online higher-education programs to close skills gaps in fields such as business management, executive leadership and cybersecurity. “Through this partnership we hope to inspire agency …

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Former DARPA & Google Exec Regina Dugan to Lead New Facebook Group

Regina Dugan, formerly advanced technology and products team lead at Google, has joined Facebook to lead the social networking site’s future advanced products development group, Forbes reported Wednesday. Miguel Helft writes Dugan oversaw Google’s projects to develop modular smartphones, three-dimensional mapping devices and smart fabrics since 2012. She will lead Facebook’s …

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Capgemini Continues App Dev’t Support to UK Revenue & Customs Agency

Capgemini will continue to serve as the supplier of application development and management services in support of the U.K.’s revenue and customs agency’s digital modernization effort. The company will transition several agency applications and services through June 2017 under the Aspire contract, Capgemini said Wednesday. Capgemini will remain as service supplier in …

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