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Thankfully Someone Is Thinking About The Tech Transition

We are still 20 months away from the next Presidential administration, but I don’t think it’s too early to consider how government technology will be handled over the transition.  135 more words

Technology Policy

Not All Scientists Are Opposed To GMO Labeling

ScienceInsider reported yesterday that scientists in Germany are calling for labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMO).  The petition (which should be online any time now) goes beyond labeling for GMOs in food, to include such organisms in feed, drugs, textiles, chemicals, and other products that have been produced using genetic engineering.  159 more words

Technology Policy

NASA Needs To Print Its Shelters

During the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend NASA and America Makes announced a new Centennial Challenge.  The 3D Printed Habitat Challenge asks competitors to develop 3D printing solutions that can help construct off-Earth habitat using materials either found at the site, reused from the mission, or some combination.  211 more words

Technology Policy

How Many Deputy Chief Technology Officers Do We Need?

On Monday the White House announced that Dr. Ed Felten, a computer scientist who has served as the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, would rejoin the Obama Administration as a Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  327 more words

Science Policy: General

How The Archives Wants The Government To Manage Its Email

If you have an interest in records keeping, you should be keeping track of the National Archives, where the Chief Architect, David Ferriero, has his own… 324 more words

Government

The Future of Solar Energy: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study

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[Reuters] The United States must redirect spending from wasteful solar power tax credits and prepare the electricity grid for large-scale solar energy use if the industry is to play a significant role in lowering carbon emissions, a report led by MIT researchers said on Tuesday. 351 more words

Energy And Climate

A (brief) history of UK Government moves towards a platform-based architecture

The vision — 1998 onwards

There’s been a long-standing vision to use technology in a way that doesn’t fossilise the old paper-based way of running the public sector — but which enables services to be redesigned and improved. 3,480 more words

Technology Policy