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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...

NSF announces two new academic-based cybersecurity research grants

The National Science Foundation recently announced funding for two teams of university researchers who will work on new approaches to enhance cybersecurity for information systems as weell as provide education and training around the issue.

NIST announces competition to help U.S. advanced manufacturing industry

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced it will begin accepting applications for a new round of competitive grants to help address challenges to the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

FAA rulings on model aircraft stifle development of new technologies, think tank claims

In a letter to the FAA's Regulations Division, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation states that the administration's Special Rule for Model Aircraft is too narrowly defined and would limit the use and development of certain technologies.