science and technology
While the Office of Technology Assessment awaits comeback, lawmakers already have tweaks for it
Bipartisan, bicameral legislation would make tweaks to OTA's existing statute to make the office more "accessible" and "responsive to Members' needs."
DHS’s opioid detection challenge yields 8 finalists
Could measuring how X-rays are diffracted when they pass through a parcel help find illicit drugs?
Air Force launches S&T strategy led by new CTO position
"This strategy isn’t just a list of technologies. Our approach will be to predict where adversaries cannot easily go and make sure the Air Force gets there first," Secretary Heather Wilson said.
GAO creates new team to ‘enhance and expand’ science and technology work
The Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics team is a "more prominent" home for the congressional agency's federal tech audits and assessments.
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.