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AFRL, Universities Form Additive Printing Partnership for Aircraft, Spacecraft Structures

The U.S. Air Force Laboratory's composites branch partnered with the University of Miami, Louisiana Tech University, University of Arkansas and the University of Texas to highlight the application of 3D printed carbon fiber and epoxy components on air and spacecraft structures. AFRL also performed joint projects with international allies to craft lightweight core structures that can hold the payload through the use of composite printed materials, the Wright Patterson Air Force Base said on Friday.

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DOE Unveils Carbon Capture Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy intends to award $30 million in grant funds supporting research and development efforts in carbon dioxide capture technologies. DOE said on Thursday that the department seeks to invest in projects focusing on the collection, usage and storage of carbon dioxide to support front-end engineering design efforts for coal and natural gas plants as part of the Carbon Capture program.

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Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position

The Department of Labor announced the creation of a new position that will help monitor the agency's governance architecture. The chief data officer will report to the office of the assistant secretary for policy and will supervise a newly established data board, the department said Wednesday.

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DOT to Boost Transportation Tech Deployment Through Deliberative Council

The Department of Transportation established a deliberative body that seeks to address regulatory and jurisdictional concerns. The Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council was established to provide potential sponsors an avenue to discuss plans and mitigate interference in the development of transportation technology, the DOT said Tuesday.

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