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Vehicle Cybersecurity

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676064.pdf

Advanced software  code in vehicles supports safety features but leaves vehicles more vulnerable to cyberattacks.  This report covers key cybersecurity vulnerabilities in modern vehicles, key technologies to mitigate these vulnerabilities, stakeholder views on challenges related to vehicle cybersecurity, and federal efforts to protect vehicle cybersecurity.  From the Government Accountability Office

(consumer info/protection     science/technology     telecommunications/Internet     transportation)

Survey of Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2014-16

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/fedfunds/2014/

Offers detailed data tables by agency, type of R&D, performer, and field of science/engineering.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Funding for Research Increases by 6% in FY2014; Total Federal R&D Up 4%

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16311/nsf16311.pdf

Federal obligations for research reached $62.9 billion in FY2014.  Also provides breakdowns for basic and applied research, and for spending by agencies.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://datasharing.sparcopen.org/

Provides a detailed analysis of 16 federal agency plans for data sharing as required by a mandate from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Describes how each agency plans to make digital data associated with projects they fund available for public access.  From the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

(laws/regulations     science/technology)

Zika Research Projects List

Categories: Health/Medical,Latin America,Science/Technology

http://www.paho.org/zika-research/

Lists and categorizes all scientific studies on Zika virus worldwide.  Covers published and about-to-be-published studies.  From the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization

 

STEMGradStudents.science.gov

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://stemgradstudents.science.gov/

Subtitled: Your gateway to federal opportunities for graduate students.  Identifies education and training opportunities in the federal government for graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.  From Science.gov and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

STEMUndergrads.science.gov

Categories: Education-Higher,Mathematics,Science/Technology

http://stemundergrads.science.gov/

Subtitled: Your gateway to federal opportunities for undergraduate students.  Identifies education and training opportunities in the federal government for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.  From Science.gov and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

 

Genetically Engineered Crops: USDA Needs to Enhance Oversight and Better Understand Impacts of Unintended Mixing with Other Crops

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/675791.pdf

Proponents assert that GE crops are more pest-resistant, require less labor, and increase productivity.  Opponents cite possible harm to agriculture, the environment, and humans.  This report examines steps federal agencies have taken to regulate GE crops, the extent and impact of unintended mixing of GE and non-GE crops, and the amount of information provided to the public on GE crops.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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