Task Force on the Future of American Innovation

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….and the House R&D Caucus are having lunch today at noon. The topic is The Role of Basic Research in Innovation, Economic Competitiveness and National Security.

Not really HPC stuff, but one of my professional heroes, Professor Anita Jones, will be briefing during the lunch. She was the Director of Defense Research and Engineering during the time that the HPC Modernization Program was becoming a reality.

I was privileged to interact with her several times as a lowly GS-7. She was the first very senior person I ever met, and one of the few I’ve ever met that combine technical ability with style and grace in such large quantities. She made an impression on me that is still significant 12 years later.

Info courtesy of the CRA’s blog; you might be able to get in if you’re in the area.