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So Now There's A Federal Data Scientist

February 20 – Edited to reflect Dr. Patil’s proper title.  I suppose I was projecting when I erroneously wrote that he would be a Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Privacy. 259 more words

Government

The State of the Electric Utility 2015

Utility Dive (free download with registration)
http://www.utilitydive.com/library/the-state-of-the-electric-utility-2015/

[From article] …Utility Dive’s report shows the biggest opportunity may also be a challenge. About a third of survey respondents each identified grid operations and profitability as the greatest challenges surrounding distributed energy, and the report notes that as utilities shift away from traditional profit centers, “regulators must enable them to adopt new business models.” 98 more words

Energy And Climate

New Agency Open Access Plans Favor PubMed

In the last week two federal agencies, the National Aeronautics and Atmospheric Administration (NASA) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), released their open access policy plans (H/T… 378 more words

Science Policy: General

Technology and How We Vote

After the 2000 presidential election and the controversy surrounding punch cards in the Florida recounts, Congress was prompted to pass the Help America Vote Act. The new law, aimed to help state election officials replace outdated voting machines, infused $3 billion dollars into election administration budgets.   142 more words

Technology Policy

The Robot Films Are Coming

This year’s big superhero movie, at least based on expectations, will be Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Ultron, at least in the Marvel movies, is an artificial intelligence program that makes its own robotic body while wreaking havoc against the Avengers.  393 more words

S & T On Film, TV Or The Radio

Distributed Energy Storage: A Case for National and International Collaboration

Clean Energy Group (CEG)
http://bit.ly/1xTxeP0

Clean Energy Group (CEG) has released a new report calling for more collaboration on policies to promote emerging distributed energy storage technologies. 478 more words

Energy And Climate

Appointment Heading For The Exits

While the confirmation challenges continue, at least one high-level science and technology appointee is stepping down.  Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, … 149 more words

Science Policy: General