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DOE to Award $67M in Nuclear Energy R&D Funds

The Energy Department plans to award nearly $67 million in funds to 85 projects as part of efforts to advance nuclear energy research and technology development. DOE said Wednesday the funds will support research efforts under the department’s Nuclear Energy University Program, Nuclear Science User Facilities and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies programs. The department will award more than $31 million to 32 …

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Senate Confirms Kenneth Rapuano as DoD Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense & Global Security

Kenneth Rapuano, a senior vice president at nonprofit research institute ANSER, has been confirmed as assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Pentagon, Washington Examiner reported Monday. The Senate voted 95-1 to approve Rapuano’s nomination, which makes him the sixth confirmed Defense Department appointee under President Donald Trump’s administration, the …

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DOE Picks 30 Materials Research Projects to Advance Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Tech Development

The Energy Department will allocate approximately $15.8 million in funds to support 30 materials research projects that seek to facilitate the development of fuel cell and hydrogen storage technology platforms designed for use in transportation. DOE selected the projects through a funding opportunity announcement of the office of energy efficiency …

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DOE, NIFA to Help Fund Biomass R&D Projects

The Energy Department and the Agriculture Department‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will provide a total of $9 million in fiscal 2017 to research and development  projects that can help boost the country’s energy independence. The Biomass Research and Development Initiative seeks projects in the areas of biofuel development analysis, feedstock development and bio-based product …

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GAO: DOE Needs to Implement Invoice Review Policies, Data Analytics to Manage Fraud Risks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Energy Department adopt data analytics tools and develop invoice review procedures and policies in order to manage improper payments and fraud risks associated with contracts. GAO said in a report released Monday that DOE should also require contractors to keep detailed cost information that can be correlated …

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VA, DOE Collaborate on Big Data Analysis for Veteran Healthcare

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy have partnered to analyze big data from the VA and other federal sources as they optimize healthcare for veterans and other citizens. The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative will explore digital health and genomic data to support the development of treatments and preventive strategies in areas such as suicide prevention, cancer …

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White House Proposes Additional $3B for DHS Under Fiscal 2017 Supplemental Request

President Donald Trump’s supplemental budget request for fiscal year 2017 would allocate $3 billion in additional funds for the Department of Homeland Security to support immigration enforcement and border security programs in his executive orders, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Amid the funding increase, DHS’ budget for the Financial Systems Modernization …

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