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DoD’s Proposed Measure Seeks to Allocate Over $2B to End U.S. Dependency on China for Rare Earth Supplies

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has proposed a measure that seeks to advance direct investments to end the country’s dependence on China for rare earth elements used to produce munitions, hypersonic systems, missiles and other weapons systems, Defense News reported Monday.

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AFRL, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Partner to Mitigate Metal 3D Printing Issues

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are studying ways to mitigate issues in 3D printing or additively manufacturing metal parts. An AFRL-based team has used serial sectioning, a 3D metallographic method, to address metal printing issues such as liquid splatters, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Friday.

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Accenture Acquires Byte Prophecy to Grow Enterprise-Scale AI, Digital Analytics Solutions; Piyush Singh, Athina Kanioura, Mrugank Parikh Quoted

Athina Kanioura

Accenture has acquired Byte Prophecy, an automated insights and big data analytics company based in Ahmedabad, India, to meet the growing demand for enterprise-scale AI and digital analytics solutions across the region, the company reported on Monday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Commerce Dept Seeks to Restrict Huawei’s Access to US Tech With Amended Rule

The Department of Commerce’s bureau of industry and security is amending its direct product rule to restrict access of China-based telecommunications equipment company Huawei to semiconductors that overseas foundries produced using U.S. technologies and software as part of efforts to protect national security.

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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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