Huntington Ingalls to acquire cybersecurity, R&D company Alion for $1.7B
The deal will boost the defense contractor’s presence in the military intelligence and cybersecurity market.
DHS overhauls its Science & Technology Directorate
The Department of Homeland Security is redesigning the technology accelerator it uses to fund and help commercialize new solutions.
NSF and congressional leaders fret declining R&D budget with China on the rise
Congressional leaders lamented that while the NSF’s budget remains at 2017 levels, the Chinese are committing more R&D resources to emerging technologies.
Getting AI to enhance government work will take serious R&D funding, officials tell Congress
As a House subcommittee continues examining the government's relationship to artificial intelligence, members hear a simple message: Agencies can't make the most of it without the right amount of funding.
Pentagon moving $100M to hunt for cyber bugs in weapons systems
The Pentagon is reprogramming $100 million allocated for cyber research and development, to use on hunting for vulnerabilities in large weapons systems instead, according to budget documents.
New policy requires open online publication of NASA-funded research
A new NASA policy will require articles in peer-reviewed journals and other papers in juried conference proceedings be published online within one year of original publication, in a space with free public access. As part of this initiative, NASA-funded researchers are all required to put copies of their articles and papers in one place – PubSpace. The agency announced the new policy Tuesday and unveiled an public access portal for resources on agency-funded research, including links to NASA data archives.