Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Ginkgo Bioworks to Support Federal Biosecurity Via Spot on $8B DoD Contract; Partners With Northrop Grumman

Ginkgo Bioworks has secured a position on a potential 10-year Defense Department omnibus contract worth up to $8.3 billion for chemical and biosecurity projects. The company said Wednesday it will develop and deploy biosecurity tools as the only synthetic biology firm on the Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement …

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Belfer Center’s Melissa Hathaway to Discuss Cybersecurity in UN University-Hosted Conversation

Melissa Hathaway, a senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, will participate in a United Nations University-hosted conversation on cybersecurity to be held on Oct. 4 in Tokyo, Japan. Hathaway will discuss the current cybersecurity landscape and establishment of a universal framework for voluntary …

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Esri, ArcticDEM Develop New Elevation Models to Serve as Adaptation Tools for Groups in the Arctic

Esri and the ArcticDEM project have unveiled new elevation models and updated previously released systems to offer a resource for adaptation and planning to groups in the Arctic region that face potential climate change concerns. Esri said Tuesday that accessibility to its online platform will help ArcticDEM address a requirement elevation …

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Unisys CEO Peter Altabef to Join Obama’s Telecom Advisory Panel

President Barack Obama is set to appoint Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys, as a member of the White House’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Unisys said Monday Altabef will join other senior industry executives who provide recommendations to the U.S. president on policy and technical issues related to national security, cybersecurity, global …

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Intel’s Steve Grobman: Next Administration Should Form Cyber Partnership With Private Industry

Steve Grobman, chief technology officer at Intel’s security group, has said President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should forge a partnership with the private sector when it comes to cybersecurity since private companies operate approximately “three-quarters” of the digital infrastructure. Grobman told CNBC in an interview aired Wednesday that there is a …

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Sandia Natl Labs Vet Julia Phillips Joins National Science Board

Julia Phillips, former acting vice president and chief technology officer of the Education Department‘s Sandia National Laboratories, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Science Board. She will lead efforts to maintain U.S.’ key role in the science and engineering fields in her new position, Sandia Labs said Wednesday. …

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Intel’s Neil Green on High-Performance Computing’s Role in Government Initiatives

Neil Green, president of Intel’s federal business, has said the U.S. government has launched programs that seek to leverage the use of high-performance computing platforms. Green wrote in an FCW opinion piece published Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s National Strategic Computing Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot program are some of …

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Noetic-Ohio State-APA Team Forms Health Intervention Initiative As Part of Cancer Moonshot Program

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has released a report that outlines several public and private sector commitments in support of the Obama administration’s Cancer Moonshot program. Consulting firm Noetic has teamed up with the Ohio State University and American Psychological Association to form a health intervention program that seeks to …

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