HHS Seeks Research to Support Health Care Amid COVID-19 Effects

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to invest $5M in research to fortify U.S. health care against the COVID-19 pandemic. HHS said Thursday that its Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality seeks multi-method, coronavirus-related studies that would generate initial results within six months.

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DOE Allots Funds to Support Simulation-Based Nuclear Projects

The Department of Energy is investing $27M in efforts to develop nuclear reactor frameworks via digital twin technology, a simulation-based development approach. DOE said Wednesday it will pursue these nine projects under the Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets or GEMINA program. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy manages GEMINA.

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House Energy & Commerce Committee Present U.S. Tech Leadership Agenda

Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Cathy McMorris Rodger, R-Wash., members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, have unveiled an effort to support the country's performance in the global technology competition. The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, led by Rodgers on the republican side, will pursue an agenda that includes 15 bills dedicated to U.S. global technology leadership, the E&C Committee said Tuesday.

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