Federal Times–The White House’s technology office wants industry input on how federal government should share and manage data that stems from research projects funded by the government, according to a request for comment published in the Federal Register Jan. 17.
The Hill – President Trump on Thursday signed into law a bill banning the use of federal funds to purchase equipment from telecom companies deemed a national security threat, such as Chinese telecom group Huawei.
Nextgov – A new law aims to get more girls access to science, technology, engineering and math-focused educational opportunities.
ABC News – The bipartisan legislation expanded the power of the Federal Communications Commission to deter spam calls and reinforced the responsibility of individual phone companies to protect their own consumers.
Science – They are all urgently warning the Trump administration not to move forward with a rumored executive order that would make all papers produced by federally funded research immediately free to the public.
E&E News – White House officials are working on an executive order that would boost public access to federally funded research, prompting publishers to panic about the future of their business models, according to people familiar with the plan.
POLITICO – The Trump administration wants businesses, universities and civic groups to help improve American science research — while citing threats of foreign government influence as a key concern.
The Washington Post – Briefed on a flight, the President refused to sign the one-page “decision memo,” saying he didn’t want to move forward with a ban he had once backed, primarily at his wife’s and daughter’s urging, because he feared it would lead to job losses.
The Washington Post – The move will leave the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases as the only nation to abandon the global effort to combat climate change.
STAT – Hahn, an oncologist, is the chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. While he is an accomplished physician and researcher, he has never worked in government — leaving his potential FDA agenda a mystery.
Reuters – US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at spurring the development of better vaccines to protect against seasonal influenza as well as a potential pandemic flu outbreak.
The Washington Post – President Trump is poised to nominate Stephen Hahn, a top official at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, to be the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.