Ad with podcast series title "tackling government challenges through science and technology" a Federal News Network Podcast Series, sponsored by NoblisNoblis is the exclusive sponsor of a year-long podcast series produced by Federal News Network (FNN)/WTOP.

This series titled, “Tackling Government Challenges through Science and Technology,” features interviews with technology and innovation leaders from civilian and defense organizations within the federal government. In each episode guests will discuss how they are working to solve a mission-related challenge by applying science and technology – and brainpower. Check back here for new and upcoming episodes throughout 2022. Find the podcast series and further insights on the Noblis FNN microsite.


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NASA Researchers Advance Flight Both in Space and in the Air

From landing people on Mars, to supersonic flight without the boom, to managing safe operation of uncrewed flyers: The fourth episode in this podcast series features NASA Ames research chief and top-flight scientist describing the big challenges and the technologies they’re exploring to meet them.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dr. Jay Bookbinder, NASA AMES Associate Center Director for Research and Technology
  • Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This segment in the series is a two-part panel discussion highlighting AI.

Part 1 Designing and Planning for Trusted AI Systems: 
Part 2 Implementing an AI Plan:

Featured Speakers:

  • Jesse Rowlands, AI Strategic Officer, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Rajiv Uppal, Chief Information Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Director of the Innovation Lab, Government Accountability Office
  • Chris Barnett, Chief Technology Officer, Noblis

Autonomous Vehicles

The first episode in the series featured Captain Pete Small, U. S. Navy, program manager for Unmanned Maritime Systems discussing the Navy’s aims and strategies for vessels without crews on board.

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