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NOAA Seeking Input on Satellite Observing System Architecture Study
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting public comment on its recently completed study of potential architectures for its next-generation weather satellite systems that will succeed the Joint Polar Satellite System and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite System-R Series. NOAA is requesting specific feedback on the range of alternatives and opportunities it considered in its analysis and suggestions on how to engage industry and the academic and research communities on the outcomes of the study. NOAA will hold a public listening session on June 21 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
NSF Seeking Input on Updated Proposal and Award Guidance
The National Science Foundation is seeking public input on an update of its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. Among the changes in the new version are new reporting requirements on sexual harassment and other misconduct and updated guidelines on intellectual property management. The agency is requesting specific feedback on how to minimize the reporting burden of grantees and if the proposed information to be collected is necessary. Comments should be submitted by July 13.
NIST Seeking Input on Improving Technology Transfer
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on ways to update current federal practices and policies to better facilitate the commercialization of technologies developed with federal support. The request is part of a cross-agency priority initiative, led by the Commerce Department and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to improve federal technology transfer. Based on the feedback received, the administration will potentially seek legislative changes. NIST is holding four stakeholder engagement events across the U.S. as part of the initiative.