List of Announcements (details below):

Federal Budget Developments: Implications for No-cost Extension


[The text below is from the announcement that I received.]

Last summer, the White House launched the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which teams top innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government to work collaboratively during focused 6-12 month “tours of duty” to develop solutions that can save lives, save taxpayer money, and fuel job creation. 

The first round of Fellows has produced remarkable results, reimagining the way citizens engage with government services and information, opening up government data as fuel for entrepreneurship and innovation, enabling millions of veterans and other Americans to securely download their own health information, and more.         

I’m thrilled to let you know that today, the White House launched Round 2 of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program (#InnovateGov), focused on nine exciting projects, and has begun accepting applications at

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program offers a unique opportunity for Americans to work together to advance the public good and have an impact on a national scale. Whether as an applicant, someone who can encourage friends to apply, or someone who would like to follow and support the Fellows’ projects, we invite you to join the team! 

Yours truly,
Todd Park
US Chief Technology Officer
Executive Office of the President
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Funding Opportunity: Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems


Innovation for Increasing Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (I2CEDS) - 2013
Agency:   National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE)
Deadline:  Apr 05, 2013

Summary:  This announcement focuses on providing tools and technologies research, development and demonstration to support the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems Program (CEDS) within the Power Systems Engineering Research and Development (PSE R&D) Division of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). The CEDS program has established partnerships over the past several years throughout the energy sector, government, national laboratories and universities to reduce the risk of energy delivery disruption resulting from a cyber event. The CEDS program desires to advance research, development and demonstration of tools and technologies that align with the strategic framework of the energy sector’s Roadmap, address Roadmap milestones and work toward achieving the Roadmap vision.

Expected Number of Awards: 5
Estimated Total Program Funding:  $20,000,000
Award Ceiling:  $4,000,000


Kathleen Wage Receives Funding from the Office of Naval Research

Kathleen Wage of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department received $672K from the Office of Naval Research for her project "BRC: Co-Prime Sensor Array Signal Processing.

Alex Levis Receives Funding from Schafer Corporation and US Dept. of Homeland Security

Alex Levis of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department received $103K from Schafer Corporation and the US Dept. of Homeland Security for his project “DNDO Architecture Model Development”.

Jessica Lin Receives Funding from US Army

Jessica Lin of the Computer Science Department received $672K from the US Dept. of the Army for her project “Discovering Latent Relationships and Ontological Structures in Massive Spatiotemporal Datasets”.



Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
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Fairfax, VA 22030

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