The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released a draft bill that would allocate $71.5 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for the departments of Justice (DOJ) and Commerce (DOC), NASA, National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies.Read More »
The Department of Energy (DoE) has allotted $187 million to finance 55 research and development projects on advanced manufacturing, DoE reported on Monday. The department will pursue this investment to support the country's competitiveness in domestic and global manufacturing. The funds include $48 million for cost-shared efforts.Read More »
The U.S. Army unveiled a policy to utilize robotics, artificial intelligence, composite materials and 3D printing in the maintenance of warfighter equipment, ArmyTimes reported Saturday. The service branch is looking to explore advanced manufacturing technologies to optimize the Army's logistics capabilities and expand operational rates for legacy equipment.Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy have issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to focus on five research-and-development priorities as they draft their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2021.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has engaged in a public-private partnership to address the supply needs for sustaining older aircraft. Air Force Research Laboratory leads the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment program to sustain older aircraft via advanced manufacturing and digital technologies, the service branch said Thursday.Read More »
Marine Corps Systems Command has established a new manufacturing-focused unit due to new responsibilities gained in the first quarter of 2019. The command said Monday that its new Advanced Manufacturing Operations Cell carries the task of training marines on manufacturing methods applicable on the battlefield. AMOC succeeds a branch within the Deputy Commandant Installation and Logistics that provided manufacturing training to marines for years.Read More »
The White House is expected within the coming weeks to introduce an action plan on 5G technology, artificial intelligence and the National Quantum Initiative Act’s "first deliverables,” The Hill reported Wednesday. An administration official told the publication the Trump administration could release such a plan designed to keep the country’s research-and-development leadership in those tech areas.
The Defense Department has selected American Robotics to establish an innovation hub in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a new robotics manufacturing institute as part of the Manufacturing USA network. The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing institute will contribute $173 million and will receive $80 million in federal funds to provide incentives to companies …Read More »