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Patricia Steinbrech Appointed to Lead Mitre-Operated Federal Healthcare R&D Center

Patricia Steinbrech, former chief information officer and senior vice president of information technology and operations at ACT, has been named VP and director of a federally funded research and development center Mitre manages for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She will oversee Mitre’s CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare FFRDC and the health missions of federal agencies …

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Former Army Secretary Eric Fanning Joins CNAS Advisory Board

Eric Fanning, former secretary of the U.S. Army, has been appointed to the board of advisers at the Center for a New American Security. He joins other CNAS advisory board members who came from various government, military, academic and private organizations, the Washington-based think tank said Wednesday. CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy said that Fanning has broad leadership …

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Shengmin Sang Wins SoBran ‘Innovation for Impact’ Prize; Greg Kelly Comments

A lead scientist at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, has claimed the grand prize of a research competition sponsored by SoBran‘s bioscience division and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Piedmont Triad Office. Shengmin Sang will receive up to $10,000 in research funds and an additional $1,000 …

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Parsons Co-Hosts Research Workshop at MIT; Biff Lyons Comments

Parsons has collaborated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s civil and environmental engineering department to conduct a day-long workshop on research projects related to infrastructure, smart cities and transportation. The company said Thursday its leadership representatives and the university’s alumni, faculty and postdoctoral scholars examined the parallels between current industry needs and ongoing research efforts during the …

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DoD Picks 160 University Researchers to Receive Instrumentation Acquisition Funds

The Defense Department has awarded $47 million in total grants to 160 university researchers at 84 institutions to help them purchase equipment for defense research and student research training. DoD said Thursday its service research offices received 685 proposals for the fiscal 2017 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program and selected meritorious submissions that tackle science and engineering research …

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Mukesh Dalal Named a Principal Scientist at Charles River Analytics

Mukesh Dalal, former chief scientist at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has joined Charles River Analytics as principal scientist of the decision management division at the Massachusetts-based defense and intelligence systems developer. Dalal’s research efforts focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning and reasoning, probabilistic modeling and optimization, decisionmaking and big data analytics, Charles River said Monday. He has obtained more than …

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Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017

The defense sector trade group Aerospace Industries Association has elected new members its executive board of governors for 2017 that includes at least 20 government contracting industry leaders. AIA said Thursday Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was chosen to serve as the association’s chairman of the board and Raytheon chief executive Thomas Kennedy was elected …

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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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DHS Seeks Applications for 2017 STEM Summer Internship Program

The Department of Homeland Security has begun to accept applications for a 10-week internship program designed for students that specialize in national security-related science, technology, engineering and math courses. The Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship program seeks to help students connect with DHS professionals and gain research experiences at 12 federal …

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