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Cool Jobs: Scientist drills deep into ocean's crust

As program officer for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Jamie Allan is leading numerous important scientific projects. His work could provide insight into climate change, drug development, and natural disasters. And he does it by drilling big holes.

Tags: technology , Cool Jobs in Government , Integrated Ocean Drilling Program , Jamie Allan , DorobekInsider , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 05:33pm EDT
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Multi-agency effort takes a new look at climate change

The new program, Decadal and Regional Climate Prediction Using Earth System Models or EaSM, will be used to form high-resolution models that will make it easier to identify specific areas of greater vulnerability to climate change over a shorter time frame. The National Science Foundation's Tim Killeen joins us with details.

Tags: technology , mngt , interagency cooperation , Tim Killeen , Geosciences Directorate , climate change

Monday - 03/29/2010, 09:40am EDT
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SPECIAL REPORT: DHS focuses cyber research on commercial market

DHS science and technology: A vision of what's possible - Part one of FederalNewsRadio's look into how the directorate moves ideas to the market.

Tags: technology , Doug Maughan , Tom Cellucci , DHS , DoD , Energy , NASA , Telcordia , Secure64 , Ironkey , cybersecurity

Thursday - 05/14/2009, 07:32am EDT

Federal R&D efforts could get boost

NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.

Tags: technology , John Holdren , Aneesh Chopra , White House , OSTP , NASA , Energy , NIST , USDA , education , Smithsonian , research and development , R&D dashboard , budget , FY 2011 budget

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:40am EST
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$45M for cyber contests vanish

Senate Panel Tells NSF to Train More Cyber-Security Personnel

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , America Competes Reauthorization Act , National Ecological Observatory Network , NIST ,

Friday - 07/23/2010, 08:30am EDT

OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Tags: technology , management , Tom Kalil , Barack Obama , Office of Science and Technology Policy , White House , NIST , NIH , America Competes Act , State of the Union , competitions , transparency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Tags: technology , management , Patrick Gallagher , John Holdren , NIST , OSTP , Energy , America Competes Act , challenges , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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Building secure systems out of insecure parts

Host Tom Temin discusses new, innovative ideas for dealing with computer viruses. His guest this week - Jeannette Wing, the chair of the Computer Science department at Carnegie Melon University and former employee at the National Science Foundation.
October 14, 2010

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , patches , Jeannette Wing , Carnegie Mellon University , Federal Security Spotlight , Tom Temin , computer virus

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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NSF helps explain the science behind football

"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. NSF's Jeff Nesbit joins our huddle with details.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Jeff Nesbit , transparency , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 10/08/2010, 10:41am EDT
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OPM survey shaping future cyber workforce

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month officially kicks off today. In coming weeks, federal officials are expected to launch a number of public programs to raise awareness of the importance of securing the nation's computer networks for both government and private industry. But some officials also are using it as an opportunity to ask, "Where will the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow come from?"

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , management , cybersecurity , NIST , OPM , Maureen Higgins , CyberWatch , Robert Spear , cybersecurity workforce , Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/01/2010, 07:37am EDT
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