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DOE Awards $83M to Building Energy Efficiency Projects; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 44 projects to receive $82.6 million in total funds to pursue energy efficiency innovations in building materials, lighting, heating and cooling systems. DOE said Friday that the grants will also support the training, education and technical programs for the domestic energy efficiency sector.

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White House Seeks to Address Near-Term Supply Chain Challenges With New Task Force

White House

The Biden administration will form a supply chain disruptions task force to help address short-term supply chain challenges and address near-term mismatches between supply and demand in areas such as semiconductors, construction and agriculture. The White House outlined some of the initiatives it has started to address vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains. 

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Army to Stand up Centers for All-Domain Weapon Planning

Internet of Battlefield

The U.S. Army will establish facilities for data sharing to help the military integrate multiple weapon systems for all-domain operations. The service branch aims for the All-Domain Operation Centers to boost the precision, range and deployment speeds of weapon systems. Joint Base Lewis-McChord houses the task forces through which the ADOCs will operate.

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AECOM JV Finishes Wastewater Treatment Plant Build

AECOM

AECOM-Graham Construction joint venture (JV) has completed the design-build work on the first wastewater treatment plant in Victoria, British Columbia, AECOM reported on Thursday. The McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant will deliver tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities. “We’re honored to support the Capital Regional District,” said Marc Devlin.

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Dewberry Promotes Four Executives to Vice President

Executive Promotions

Dewberry has promoted Chris dePascale, Jean Huang, Stephen Kalaf and Mathew Mampara to vice presidents. The promotions will further Dewberry’s ongoing expansion of engineering, architectural and consulting services. Throughout his career, dePascale successfully developed, managed and delivered infrastructure projects in the public, education and healthcare markets.

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Halter Marine Preps Polar Security Cutter for Construction; Tom Vecchiolla Quoted

Tom Vecchiolla

Halter Marine has announced that it will prepare the Polar Security Cutter (PSC) for construction, following its progression through the detailed design phase. In July 2021, Halter Marine will complete upgrades to the launch way area where the PSC will be constructed. The launch way upgrade project is funded with a  grant from the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA).

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BAE Systems, University of Birmingham Partner to Advance Sensing Technologies; Julia Sutcliffe Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has collaborated with the University of Birmingham to advance sensing technologies, BAE Systems reported on Friday. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, the organizations have formed an Advanced Sensing Technologies Consortium, which will unite experts across industry, academia and government. The collaborative effort will form part of the Government-funded National Quantum Technologies program to drive four UK-based hubs.

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Bechtel Partners with TerraPower to Develop Demonstration Plant; Barbara Rusinko, Chris Levesque Quoted

Barbara Rusinko

Bechtel has partnered with TerraPower to provide plant design, licensing, procurement and construction through federal grant application to build a demonstration plant for the Natrium reactor and energy system architecture, Bechtel reported on Thursday. Bechtel will join a team that includes GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, PacifiCorp, Energy Northwest, and Duke Energy.

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Akima CEO Bill Monet Receives First Wash100 Award From Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson

Jim Garrettson (L) and Bill Monet (R)

Bill Monet, CEO of Akima, earned his first Wash100 Award for his leadership and expertise over 30 years in the federal sector working with federal, state, local and commercial clients to drive company growth and expand its portfolio by securing major contracts across the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Executive Mosaic congratulates Akima and Bill Monet on his 2020 Wash100 Award.

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