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  • Hearing Focuses on NASA Cost Overruns
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    NASA Cost Overruns

    A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a hearing on the findings of a 2018 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report highlighting NASA cost and schedule overruns, and ways to address…

  • Hearing Examines Technologies Aimed at Helping Veterans
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    Medical Technology for Veterans

    Two House subcommittees examined medical technologies designed to help veterans. Some of the innovations include robotic exoskeletons to help veterans walk and a system to monitor those afflicted…

  • Hearing Examines Electric Grid Reliability and Modernization
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    Electric Grid Modernization and Security

    The House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing about modernization efforts and the security of the electric grid. Witnesses talked about ongoing programs to…

  • Hearing Examines NASA Space Exploration Systems
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    NASA Exploration Systems

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the development of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft, which wee integral to NASA’s future space exploration plans. The projects would…

  • Hearing Examines NASA Research on Solar Eclipse
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    2017 Solar Eclipse Research

    Two House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the research conducted during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Scientists from NASA and other…

  • Hearing Focuses on WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack Implications
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    WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack

    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Director Charles Romine was among the witnesses at a hearing on the impact of the recent global ransomware attack and ways to strength…

  • Hearing Examines Voting Machine Cybersecurity Ahead of General Election
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    Voting Machine Cybersecurity

    Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler and election cybersecurity experts testified before a House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing on efforts to prevent voting machines…

  • House Hearing Examines Role of Private Sector in Weather Forecasting
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    Weather Forecasting

    Leaders from a number of private weather forecasting and modeling firms testified at a hearing on the future of their industry and its impact on and potential contributions to the public…

  • Hearing on Weather Satellites
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    Weather Satellites

    Officials from the Government Accountability Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration testified at a hearing on weather satellite programs and policies for using…

  • Hearing on Cybersecurity
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    Representatives from several Internet security companies testified at a hearing on ways private sector cybersecurity practices could be adopted by government agencies.

  • Hearing on Astrobiology
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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

  • HouseSenate Conference Committee Meeting on Surface Transportation Legislation
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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill…

  • Hearing on Deep Space Exploration
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    Deep Space Exploration

    Two former NASA associate administrators testified at a hearing on the effects on deep space exploration efforts of the space agency’s budget reduction. Topics included how budgeting issues have…

  • Dyslexia and the Need to READ HR 3033 the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act
  • Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Oversight Hearing NEON Warning Signs Examining the Managem
  • Hearing on the Gold King Mine Wastewater Spill
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    EPA Toxic River Spill

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, a Colorado mayor, and a geochemist and other witnesses testified at hearing on the toxic river spill caused by the EPA and one of its contractors…

  • Hearing on EPA Power Plan Impact on States
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    Power Plants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    State officials from Texas, Oregon, and Ohio testified at a hearing on the impact of carbon emissions regulations on power plants in states around the country.

  • State Perspectives How EPAs Power Plan Will Shut Down Power Plants
  • Examining Vulnerabilities of Americas Power Supply
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    Examining Vulnerabilities of America’s Power Supply

  • Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing
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    Hydraulic Fracturing

    Researchers and regulators testified at a hearing on the safety of hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” methods used to extract oil and natural gas. “Fracking” is the process of…

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