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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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Op-Ed: Re-imagining America’s Infrastructure

In his State of the Union address, President Obama cited rebuilding America’s infrastructure as one of the key steps to “win the future.” He’s right, and this is a step we can take with confidence. We have the talent, the engineering capacity, the construction know-how, and the materials, processes and …

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Power IT Down Helps Government Conserve Energy

As part of the third annual initiative to reduce the government’s energy consumption, Aug. 27 will mark the day when civilian agencies and military, and the industries that serve them will power down all electronics. Power IT Down Day expands on President Barack Obama’s GreenGov Final Report, which solicited clean-energy …

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Obama Halts Tech Spending Temporarily

In an effort to reduce wasteful spending, the Obama administration is temporary halting $3 billion in IT contracts and examining more than $10 billion worth of other projects as part of a revamp of spending on such services and equipment, according to Bloomberg. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter …

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