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Trump Orders Govt Review of Manufacturers’ Capacity to Back US Defense Industrial Base

President Donald Trump signed Friday an executive order for a cross-government review of U.S. manufacturers’ capacity to support the defense industrial base and the availability of skilled labor to maintain the operations of factories, Nextgov reported Friday. Peter Navarro, a presidential adviser and director of the White House’s office of …

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House GOP to Tackle US-Mexico Border Wall Construction Fund

House Republicans will take up a national security-focused spending bill next week that includes funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The report said an aide of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) confirmed that Republican lawmakers plan to attach constructions …

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Trump to Nominate Paul Dabbar as DOE Undersecretary for Science

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Paul Dabbar, managing director of the global mergers and acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., as undersecretary for science at the Energy Department. Dabbar has experience in managing investments within energy industry segments such distributed-generation, geothermal, LNG, oil and gas, pipeline, solar, trading and wind …

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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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Reports: Trump Administration Seeks to Expedite Infrastructure Project Approval Process With New Council

The White House will establish a new council to reform the current approval process for highway development and other projects as part of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure modernization plan, Reuters reported Friday. President Trump said the council will work to help infrastructure project managers address bureaucracy and create an online …

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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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