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US, China patent offices can electronically exchange patent priority documents now

U.S. and Chinese government offices will now directly exchange patent application priority documents through a secure, free electronic service designed to speed up processes and lower costs.

NSF struggles to keep up with computing demands, study finds

Advanced computing needs are threatening the National Science Foundation's position as a provider of high-powered computing to its researchers, according to a new report.

GSA hypes APIs, social media as means to publishing content

Forget traditional websites. To get content out there, agencies need to use new tools, argues the General Services Administration in a DigitalGov blog post, to change how government publishes information-- away from desktop ".gov" websites where traffic is declining, and toward mobile applications, social media and search engines.

U.S. unveils next steps in strengthening regulatory collaboration with Canada

The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan, which was unveiled Aug. 29, solidifies the partnership arrangements and framework among regulators from the two nations – activities that were developed through an initial plan launched in late 2011.

OPM: Agencies should remove telework barriers

The Office of Personnel Management wants to make it easier for federal workers to telework, an Aug. 22 OPM memo says. Agencies should remove barriers or limitations that unnecessarily restrict federal workers from using existing workplace flexibilities and work-life programs, the memo says.

Issa launches investigation in USPTO telework abuse

The House Oversight Committee chairman wants answers from the Commerce Department about why reports show that patent examiners and paralegals lied about their hours while teleworking. At the end of July, the Commerce Department inspector general found that many paralegal specialists at the PTO "were frequently paid to do nothing". The practice persisted over several years even as a backlog of appeals cases grew during that time.

DARPA launches $150K challenge for new predictive model to track mosquito-spread virus

With mosquito season in full swing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is closely watching one disease the insects carry and spread to humans- and is seeking help to track it.

FAA OKs Virginia Tech to test unmanned aircraft, releases final bid on new research center

The Federal Aviation Administration Aug. 13 approved Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's program as the last of six congressionally mandated test sites that will conduct research into the integration of drones into civilian airspace.

NIST helping cities globally connect to the Internet of Things to solve challenges

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is beginning a new initiative to help cities around the world collaborate on using advanced networked technologies to address challenges like traffic management, improve services or promote economic growth.

Robotics and smart software will have a major impact on the workplace, report finds

By 2025, robotics and artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on the workplace, replacing many blue and white collar jobs, a new report finds. But IT industry experts questioned in the...