Press Releases

DOE Unveils $64M Funding Opportunity for Hydrogen R&D Projects

DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $64 million in funds to finance 18 projects that aim to explore and drive the wide-scale production and usage of hydrogen in the U.S. The projects will focus on the production of electrolyzers and the development of high-strength carbon fiber for hydrogen storage tanks.

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Air Force’s Lauren Courchaine: New USAF Cyber Unit Provides More Robust Expert Team

U.S. Air Force

Col. Lauren Courchaine, commander of the U.S. Air Force's 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, said the service’s new cyber unit would enable it to leverage a more established team of cyber experts. The unit was launched last year and recently achieved a full operational capability designation.

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Future USS St. Louis Reaches Homeport

USS St. Louis

The U.S. Navy's 22nd littoral combat ship has arrived at its homeport of Mayport, Fla. Slated for commissioning in August, the future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) is the service branch's 10th Freedom-class vessel and the seventh ship to bear the name. 

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Space Force to Begin Transitioning More Than 2.4K USAF Personnel in September; David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

The U.S. Space Force has chosen 2,410 space operations personnel from the U.S. Air Force to transfer to the new military branch starting Sept. 1. Space Force said that the selected personnel will assume space systems operations (1C6) and space operations (13S) duties as part of the transition.

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James McPherson: Army Seeks Industry Partnerships for Early-Stage JADC2 Dev’t

James McPherson

James McPherson, undersecretary of the U.S. Army, has said the service branch is “looking to really partner with industry” on the development of a Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) capability. McPherson told attendees at an AFCEA-hosted webcast that the Army will seek feedback from industry on the early stages of development for JADC2. 

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USPTO’s Jamie Holcombe on Agency Goals for IT Modernization, AI Deployment

Jamie Holcombe

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is working on six artificial intelligence-focused programs including an effort to deploy algorithms and a neural network to automate patent classification. Jamie Holcombe said at a virtual ACT-IAC event that the agency is also looking to deploy AI and machine learning for fraud detection and automated image searching capabilities.

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