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    International Space Station

    Commander Steven Swanson and flight engineer Reid Wiseman appeared live via satellite from the Destiny Lab in the International Space Station (ISS) to testify at a House Science, Space, and…

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    Clean Water Act Regulations

    Robert Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) oversight authority under the Clean Water Act. He answered questions from committee members on the…

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    Astrobiology and Extraterrestrial Life

    Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center (SETI) specialists testified on the scientific methods used to look for extraterrestrial life, including radio and optical astronomy…

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    Space Traffic Safety

    Witnesses testified on the roles of U.S. federal agencies in orbital debris mitigation and space traffic management, the authorities granted to those agencies, and the coordination of their…

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    NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The request is $17.5 billion with the goal sending humans to an asteroid by 2025,…

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    Private Sector STEM Programs, Student Testimony

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a hearing focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics( STEM) education initiatives developed and conducted by the…

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    Private Sector STEM Programs, Educators Panel

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a hearing focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics( STEM) education initiatives developed and conducted by the…

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    HealthCare.gov Web Site Security

    Cybersecurity experts testified on information security on the Healthcare.gov Web site. One of the panelists said that overall, the government’s cybersecurity standards were weak.

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    Environmental Protection Agency Oversight

    Gina McCarthy testified on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies and role in science and technology activities. Among the topics addressed were the science used by EPA…

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    NASA Infrastructure

    NASA Inspector General Paul Martin and NASA Associate Deputy Administrator Richard Keegan testified at a House Science Subcommittee hearing on NASA’s efforts to manage its facilities…

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    Future of Coal

    Obama administration and coal industry testified on the future of coal and its use as energy source. Several Republican committee members described the administration of waging a…

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    Weather Forecasting

    The House Science Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing examining ways to improve weather forecasting by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Panelists included…

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    Windstorm Damage Mitigation Efforts

    Experts on wind, structural safety, and civil and coastal engineering testified on efforts to mitigate damage from wind hazards, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and derechos.

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    Weather Forecasting

    Weather experts testified on U.S. weather forecasting models, and how they compared with similar international programs. They agreed that despite substantial improvements through the…

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    Threats from Asteroids and Meteors

    Top NASA, military, and White House scientists testified on threats from asteroids and other near-earth objects, and U.S. capability to deflect their potential damage. The group talked…

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    Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace

    Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones.

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    Science and Technology Enterprise

    Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and…

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    NASA Budget and Mission

    Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic…

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    Drought Information System Oversight

    Witnesses testified on drought monitoring and predictions.They urged Congress to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System. Other recommendations included…

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    Oversight of Weather Satellite Programs

    Witnesses testified on a report on weather satellite programs Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R Series (GOES-R). They said the…

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