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DOE to Develop Software Apps for New Materials

The Department of Energy intends to invest $32 million to help research projects through the rapid development of new materials for the next four years. DOE said Wednesday that it will use high-performance computing facilities to create open-source software applications to support the design of functional materials for electronics, data storage, renewable energy and quantum information science. 

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DOE, INL Release Cybersecurity Tool for Electric Grid

The Department of Energy teamed up with researchers from the Idaho National Laboratory to create a cybersecurity technology to secure an electric power grid through the visualization of intelligence data. The Structured Threat Intelligence Graph is intended to allow utility operators and owners to share, build and edit cyberattack information, INL said Wednesday.

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DOE Supports 66 Projects in High-Energy Physics Under $77M Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy has awarded 66 spots on a $77 million funding grant to support university research efforts in high-energy physics. The funding opportunity will help scientists from 51 academic institutions carry out theoretical and experimental studies in the areas of particle physics, detector technologies, dark matter and dark energies, DOE said Tuesday.

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DOE Allots $11M for Cost-Shared Nuclear R&D Projects

The Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy is investing $11 million in three cost-shared projects on domestic advanced nuclear technology. DOE said Thursday it is awarding funds across two out of three study areas under the fourth wave of NE's funding opportunity announcement titled U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development.

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ARPA-E Seeks Algorithms, Software for AI Tech Dev’t Program

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy unit launched a program focusing on algorithm development to support artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, Federal News Network reported Thursday. David Tew, program director for ARPA-E, told attendees at a Federal Monthly Insights event that the "Design Intelligence Fostering Formidable Energy Reduction and Enabling Totally Impactful Advanced Technology Enhancements" program will use technologies from academic and industry representatives to support the development of AI and machine learning-driven tools.

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NNSA OKs Full-Scale Operations at Pantex Plant’s New Pressing Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration has allowed Pantex Plant’s High Explosives Pressing Facility to proceed with full-scale operations after a series of readiness assessments. The Texas-based facility would replace the nuclear weapons plant's aging machining and pressing equipment, and consolidate operations to lessen the motion of explosives across the plant, the Department of Energy said Thursday.

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DOE Allots $89M for Manufacturing Technology R&D Projects

The Department of Energy is investing $89 million in research and development projects across three manufacturing-related topics. DOE said Tuesday that it aims to boost the country's global competitiveness in the manufacturing sector via technologies that reduce energy consumption in industrial processes. The department will select up to 55 recipients, with awards covering a maximum of three years. 

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NNSA Sets Strategies to Modernize, Secure US Nuclear Security Enterprise

The National Nuclear Security Administration issued three strategic documents providing information on how the agency and its partners can form an integrated approach to modernize the U.S. nuclear security enterprise to address emerging threats. “We are at our highest level of activity since the Cold War, and these three documents will ensure that our enterprise of some 44,000 employees has a common vision and an integrated approach to strengthening the nation’s nuclear security,” Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, under secretary for nuclear security and NNSA administrator, said in a statement Monday

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Adrienne Lotto, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of CESER for the DOE, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Cybersecurity Summit

Adrienne Lotto, acting principal deputy assistant secretary to the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) for the U.S. Department of Energy, will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Cybersecurity Summit on May 8th. 

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DOE Introduces $79M Bioenergy R&D Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy plans to award $79 million in grants to support research and development efforts for bioenergy sources. DOE said Friday that the department aims to use the funding opportunity to provide consumers low-cost and efficient domestic energy options including bioproducts and biofuels. Some of the topics under the funding program include the optimization of biomass-derived jet fuel mixtures, rapid bioprocessing and the reduction of water and energy emissions.

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