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Federal Computer Week: DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

July 14th, 2016|

By Sean Lyngaas Originally published by Federal Computer Week The Obama administration wants to put another $15 million toward bolstering the physical and cybersecurity of the country's electricity grid. The funding, if approved by Congress,

Fedscoop: Senator grills DOE official over lack of cyber training programs

July 13th, 2016|

"Doesn’t anyone else see a problem of manpower here," questioned Sen. Bill Cassidy By Chris Bing Originally published by Fedscoop An undeniable shortage in qualified industrial control system, or ICS, cybersecurity professionals — individuals trained

Fox News: Warped priorities at Pentagon amid deadly week of terror?

July 6th, 2016|

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Bloomberg: Stem Cell Crusader Sparks New Hope for Fighting Diabetes, Heart Disease

June 27th, 2016|

By: Natasha Khan Originally published by Bloomberg. Four years ago, Shinya Yamanaka received a phone call that would forever change his destiny. The Kyoto University professor had won a Nobel Prize for his work in

The Hill: The Veterans First Act: significant progress, but still a band-aid

June 24th, 2016|

By Brett P. Giroir, MD Originally published on The Hill. The Senate’s new omnibus bill, The Veterans First Act, represents Congress’s latest attempt to resolve performance deficiencies within the Veterans Administration; but this bill will not significantly improve performance.  In fact, it could

USA Today: Isle Royale National Park: 10 tips for visiting

June 22nd, 2016|

By Susan B. Barnes Originally published in USA Today. For a National Park that’s only accessible by boat or seaplane, visitors to Isle Royale National Park – found within Lake Superior and accessible from Michigan and Minnesota

TIME: Why It Matters Who Hacked the Democratic National Committee

June 17th, 2016|

By Haley Sweetland Edwards Originally published in Time. A cyber security firm hired by the Democratic National Committee announced on Monday that two groups affiliated with Russian intelligence were responsible for infiltrating the Democrats’ network and

Houston Chronicle: State education board plan urgently needs public feedback

June 15th, 2016|

By Donna Bahorich Originally published by the Houston Chronicle With runoffs settled, candidates for the State Board of Education have been chosen and now we look forward to the November election. Voters and candidates alike

Austin American-Statesman: Gore: Giving it the new college try, debt-free

June 1st, 2016|

By Rex Gore Originally published in MyStateman   In their book “Academically Adrift,” Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa claim that after two years of college, 45 percent of undergraduates made no significant improvement in basic

Star-Telegram: Elections aside, State Board of Education keeps focus on future

May 31st, 2016|

By Donna Bahorich Special to the Star-Telegram Originally published in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram & San Antonio Express News.   With runoffs settled, candidates for the State Board of Education have been chosen and now

Austin American-Statesman: Lacz: Please don’t wish me a ‘happy’ Memorial Day

May 27th, 2016|

Originally published by the Austin American-Statesman It happens every year: Memorial Day comes around and I am showered with well-wishes and sincere thanks for my service by strangers and friends alike. Though I understand the

National Geographic: 59 Parks in 52 Weeks

May 20th, 2016|

Originally published on National Geographic. This year marks the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Irish is celebrating by visiting every U.S. national park in the span of one year. Follow