National Science Foundation

NSF awards $29M in new CyberCorps scholarship for service grants

The funding will go to nine universities in 2023 to support building the next generation of cyber professionals to serve local, state and federal governments.

NSF invests $25.4M into cybersecurity and privacy research projects

The awardees will aim to strengthen open-source supply chain security, increase computing privacy for marginalized populations and ensure trustworthy cloud computing.

NASA looks to space for better earthquake data

The agency is testing READI, which uses satellites to detect minute changes in GPS-enabled ground stations, providing real-time data on quakes and better tsunami predictions.

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

Cybersecurity research gets boost in 2013 budget request

Cybersecurity is identified as a priority for basic research in the president's budget request for fiscal 2013, with large investments proposed for DOD, DHS and NSF.

Budget reflects shift in scientific R&D, education

Funding requests for scientific research and development, including clean energy, bio and nano research and education, would increase under the president's 2013 budget proposal.

Tech projects top $7B list of 'stupid' federal spending

Sen. Tom Coburn's annual list of wasteful government spending does not spare new technologies, though some would debate their place on "Wastebook 2011."

Secure hardware, smarter software can help thwart cyberattacks

Government and industry research is focusing on embedding security into microchips and developing self-diagnostic software, an ELC panel said.

NSF's new shared supercomputing platform goes to extremes

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment will replace and expand the TeraGrid, which gives researchers access to high-performance platforms.

Search for intelligent life falls victim to funding cuts

The SETI radio telescope array that was scanning the skies for signals from alien civilizations has stopped listening.

NSF puts supercomputing power into Japan quake recovery

The TeraGrid community responds to the 9.0 magnitude March earthquake in Japan by sharing high-performance computing resources with Japanese colleagues, and the National Science Foundation is offering grants for disaster response research.

Energy aims to retake supercomputing lead from China

The Energy Department's next supercomputer, the IBM-built Mira, will greatly outperform the current generation of machines, and is expected to surpass China's current leader.

Phony White House e-card the work of spies?

A handful of government organizations apparently were targeted over the holidays by attackers using a phony White House Christmas e-card, which analysts say appears to be the work of the same gang that attacked government systems last February.

5 agencies design robots of the future

Five agencies team to design robotic doctors, helpers, farmworkers and bomb-removers.

NSF offers researchers high-performance computing time on advanced computing network

The coming round of one-year grants of computing time on the NSF’s advanced TeraGrid system give researchers access to more than two petaflops of computing power and 50 petabytes of online and archived data storage.

Supercomputer tapped for 3D models of oil spill

The National Science Foundation has made an emergency allocation of 1 million compute-hours on a supercomputer used at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas to create 3-D models of the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Agencies sponsor $12M IT innovation contest

Organizations can compete on six teams for the best innovations in smart grid, IT infrastructure and green technology.