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NIST converts lab into 'intelligent' office building to study energy reduction

The mock office building is being built in a 1,000-sqare-foot lab where researchers will study whether the artificial intelligence tools used in search engines, robots, and routing and scheduling programs can work together to optimize a building's energy performance.

DoD ready to receive bids for electronic health record modernization program

The Defense Department Aug. 25 officially issued a final, highly anticipated solicitation for a potential $11 billion program to modernize its electronic health record system.

Internal audit finds 'significant' security problems in NOAA's weather satellite ground system

An internal investigation recently found "signficant security concerns" with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration next-generation environmental satellite program's ground system.

Decade-long national labs project seeks climate change answers with advanced supercomputers

Researchers from more than a dozen government, academic and private organizations are combining forces to use high-performance computers to address major climate change issues in an ambitious, decade-long project.

FBI digitizes millions of records, drastically cutting fingerprint matching time

More than 30 million records and about 83 million fingerprint cards were converted to digital form in the bureau's Next Generation Identification, or NGI, system, a state-of-the-art digital platform of biometric and other types of identity data.

NSF greenlights 'Chameleon' and 'CloudLab' for innovative cloud computing research

The National Science Foundation said it's funding academic research to develop and experiment with innovative cloud computing architectures. It announced Aug. 20 two $10 million projects to create cloud testbeds- one called "Chameleon" and the other, "CloudLab."

IG finds NRC systems hacked into three times in three years, agency says proper action taken

An internal probe found that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's computer systems were hacked into three times- including twice by foreign entities- within the past three years

Advanced simulator lets DOT test drivers' reactions to virtual hazards to improve real-world safety

The custom-made $250,000 system features five 55-inch screens that wrap 180 degrees around users, creating a view akin to real driving experiences. Users can build virtual scenarios that include freeways, country roads and urban streets, and imitate how various vehicles would perform in different weather and lighting conditions.

IG memo to FAA: Eliminate risks to air traffic control automation system deployment, rein in rising costs

The Transportation Department's inspector general recently said the implementation of an advanced system to help manage air traffic — which the watchdog warned in a previous report could fall short of capabilities, go over budget and over schedule — is still at risk.

DOE helps scientific community prepare for advanced supercomputer coming in 2016

The department's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center rolled out the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program as a way to provide training and other expert assistance so the scientific community can modify their applications to run on Cori, scheduled to be deployed in mid 2016.