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  • Battelle to Help NSF Build, Implement Ecological Observation Infrastructure - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle to Help NSF Build, Implement Ecological Observation Infrastructure

    The National Science Foundation has partnered with Battelle to build and implement a technology platform for scientists to examine climate change, invasive species and land use across U.S. states and territories. Battelle said Friday it will help establish the National Ecological Observatory Network for the agency and a system to facilitate data gathering at 81 NEON field sites. “This program aligns […] More

  • NSF Launches Arctic Research Center at UC-Santa Barbara Analysis Hub - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSF Launches Arctic Research Center at UC-Santa Barbara Analysis Hub

    The National Science Foundation has opened a $5.9 million Arctic region-focused scientific research data center in the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara. NSF’s Arctic Data Center will work to serve as the Arctic research community’s data preservation and discovery storage, the agency said March 23. The center will work to […] More

  • Raytheon to Help Redesign NSF's Online Networking, Research Lab; Mark Berman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Help Redesign NSF's Online Networking, Research Lab; Mark Berman Comments

    A subsidiary of Raytheon has been awarded an $8 million contract to help redesign the National Science Foundation‘s internet-based laboratory for networking and distributed systems research in an effort to help scientists meet the requirements of technologies online. Raytheon BBN Technologies will work to expand the Global Environment for Network Innovations platform to help further the studies in […] More

  • NSF Taps 7 Universities to Create 4 Regional Big Data Hubs; James Kurose Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSF Taps 7 Universities to Create 4 Regional Big Data Hubs; James Kurose Comments

    The National Science Foundation has awarded $5 million in grants to seven universities to set up four regional hubs that will work to advance big data developments, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes the regional “big data brain trusts“ will work to support programs across the country that seek to facilitate big data collection and establish […] More

  • SIA-SRC Report: US Should Bolster IT Research Investments Through N-CITE - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SIA-SRC Report: US Should Bolster IT Research Investments Through N-CITE

    A report from Semiconductor Research Corporation and Semiconductor Industry Association says the U.S. needs to boost investments in information technology research with an emphasis on future Internet-of-Things and big data usage. SIA and SRC said Tuesday those investments should go through the National Computing and Insight Technologies Ecosystem program, a research initiative between the government and industry partners to promote technological advancements […] More

  • Spero Energy receives $150,000 in funding from NSF - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Spero Energy receives $150,000 in funding from NSF

    Spero Energy Inc., announced yesterday it has received a six-month $150,000 SBIR Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation. The technology is based on Purdue University intellectual property, said Spero. Basudeb Saha, chief technology officer, said the grant will aid in Spero Energy’s commercialization of its conversion technology. “We will use the funding to develop […] More

  • NSF Records First University Research Spending Decline Since 1974 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NSF Records First University Research Spending Decline Since 1974

    The National Science Foundation has estimated a 1.1 percent decrease in university research spending for the 2012 fiscal year, the first decline it recorded since 1974, the Baltimore Sun reported Monday. Scott Dance writes that university officials attributed the decline to budget cuts and the government's withdrawal of the economic stimulus package. Dance reports that […] More

  • NASA, NSF, DOE Sponsoring Big Data Challenge; Jason Crusan Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA, NSF, DOE Sponsoring Big Data Challenge; Jason Crusan Comments

    NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department are co-sponsoring an innovation challenge aimed at harnessing the potential of big data, NASA announced Wednesday. Through the Big Data Challenge hosted by NASA’s tournament lab, competitors will come up with new analytical techniques and software tools that use big data from discrete government information domains. […] More

  • John Jolly Comments on General Dynamics and Virginia Tech's Joint Cybersecurity Research Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    John Jolly Comments on General Dynamics and Virginia Tech's Joint Cybersecurity Research Effort

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has joined Virginia Tech as an affiliate of the newest Security and Software Engineering Research Center, Industry and University Cooperative Research Center founded with the support of the National Science Foundation. The S2ERC program is dedicated to software engineering with a recent focus in security. NSF awarded  Virginia Tech a five year grant […] More

  • Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Committee Approves Cybersecurity Bill

    The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved a bill yesterday that enhances cybersecurity efforts across federal agencies. The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011, introduced by Congressmen Michael McCaul and Dan Lipinski, primarily addresses efforts at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and will now advance to a […] More

  • University of Texas Receives $1 Million Cyber Grants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    University of Texas Receives $1 Million Cyber Grants

    The University of Texas Dallas has received two grants worth $1 million from the National Science Foundation for data security and privacy research. Purdue University, UT Dallas’ partner, will receive half the amount. The larger of the grants the increasingly common practice of cross-matching datasets to support various activities involving intelligence, counterterrorism, forensics and disease […] More

  • NYU-Poly Launches New Cyber Grad Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NYU-Poly Launches New Cyber Grad Program

    The Polytechnic Institute of New York University plans to launch a graduate program that will educate engineers and scientists in addressing the growing complexity of IT security and privacy issues. The program is funded through a $2.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “Traditionally, engineers are taught to evaluate projects by technical standards […] More

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