In a regional webinar hosted by the University of Tennessee System and Vanderbilt University, Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, urged researchers to be aware of the pervasive threat by some foreign governments to the United States.
Leaders at the two universities announced a strategic alliance to compete for the management-and-operations contract of the Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Texas.
The Spark Innovation Center will help six fledgling tech companies identify marketplace needs, develop their technology solutions and build working prototypes.
Delphia Howze has more than 20 years working in industry and higher education helping organizations leverage diversity to create and strengthen inclusive environments.
Padilla, who has led information technology departments in government and higher education, will begin his duties on Nov. 1.