Efforts to protect scientific and technological advancements from espionage should focus on defining the line between basic research and the development of applied technology, a member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission told a House panel May 16.
At the present budget levels, not taking into account sequestration, it would be 2030 before NASA identified and characterized 90 percent of the 140-meter or larger NEOs, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a March 19 House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing .
The bill ( H.R. 1163 ), which would need approval by the full House and the Senate before it could become law, would amend the Federal Information Security Management Act. The House approved the same legislation in April 2012 but the Senate did not advance it beyond committee.
Better coordination of cybersecurity research and development efforts between the public and private sectors is needed to counter growing cyber threats to the United States, according to a Feb. 26 joint congressional hearing of two House Space, Science and Technology subcommittees. That job is better left to Congress and not to the president, says Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas).
The threat of command and control link jamming, GPS navigation signal spoofing, and system hacking is a real concern that will have to be addressed before any UAS integration into domestic airspace, said Rep. Paul Brown (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee subcommittee on oversight, during a Feb. 15 hearing .
The United States is in what some say is the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, with the Agriculture Department having declared July 25 that farmers in 1,369 counties are now eligible for assistance due to damage and losses caused by drought or excessive heat. The department on Wednesday added counties in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin to the list.
Congress could reauthorize United States Fire Administration spending at a level below the current $76.5 million, said Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) during a May 17 House hearing.
"NASA needs to maintain a capability in hypersonics," said Wesley Harris, chair of the National Research Council's committee to assess NASA's aeronautics flight research capabilities.
Library and publishing communities depend on each other, but there is very little real conversation in the “unnecessarily contentious” debate on access to peer reviewed research, said...
An anticipated gap in afternoon polar-orbiting weather satellite coverage in 2016 and 2017 could cause an appreciable impact on weather forecasting, according to testimony by National Oceanic and...