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*** Former California governor Jerry Brown will receive the Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service on Jan. 23, the National Academy for Public Administration announced. Brown served as governor from 1975-1983 and 2011-2019, netting him the honor of being California’s longest-tenured elected official.

*** The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) said on Jan. 15 it plans to have a draft solicitation for its CIO Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) contract vehicle posted to SAM.gov in late March or early April. Proposals for CIO-SP4 will be be due in the second quarter of 2020. CIO-SP4 is the successor contract to CIO-SP3, which sells IT services and solutions.

*** The intelligence community's research arm IARPA (short for Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) is launching a "moonshot" program to develop tabletop sized storage technologies that can handle an exabyte of data – one million terabytes. The Molecular Information Storage Program (MIST) is designed to dramatically reduce the costs, footprint and power requirement for current storage systems. IARPA launched the program with multiple awards to academic and research lab teams.

Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:19 AM


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