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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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DOE: ARPA-E Projects Obtained Nearly $2B in Private Sector Funds Since 2009

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has said 74 project teams on transformational energy technologies have accumulated $1.8 billion in follow-on funds from the private sector since the agency’s establishment in 2009. ARPA-E announced the financial milestone during the eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland, the Energy Department said Monday. “The private sector …

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GAO: DOE, DHS, FERC Implement 27 Federal Efforts to Increase Power Grid Resiliency

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the departments of Energy and Homeland Security have implemented 27 federal efforts that aim to build up the U.S. power grid’s resiliency. GAO said in a report released Friday the efforts were not duplicative and supported several activities such as research …

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