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Reps. Jerry McNerney, Bob Latta Introduce Bills to Advance Electric Grid Cybersecurity

Reps. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) and Bob Latta (R-Ohio) have introduced two bills that aim to protect the U.S. electric infrastructure from cyber threats. The Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act would require the Department of Energy to advance public-private partnerships and facilitate data collection and sharing of best practices to build up the cybersecurity posture of electric utilities, according to a joint release published Wednesday.

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DOE Announces Funds for Marine Energy Technology Research

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is investing $25M in 12 research and development efforts on marine energy technologies. These technologies would generate electricity from different forms of marine energy including waves, tides and currents, DOE said Tuesday.

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DOE Launches Grant Program to Support Science R&D Efforts

The Department of Energy will award 189 research and development grants worth a total of $33M in support of the Office of Science’s efforts to study the feasibility of new technology, DOE said Monday. The department will select 149 small businesses in 32 states to participate in R&D programs for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Biological and Environmental Research and Office of Nuclear Physics.

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CBO: Nuclear Energy Technology Bill Would Cost $4B Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the government would spend $4B between 2019 and 2023 to implement a bill supporting the Department of Energy’s nuclear energy programs. The bill, known as S. 1457, tasks the Secretary of Energy with developing partnerships for commercial nuclear technology projects, CBO said Dec. 20.

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GAO: FY 2015-2018 Awards to Small Businesses Majority-Owned by Investment Firms, Funds Totaled $43.6M

The Government Accountability Office has found that only three out of 11 federal agencies that take part in the Small Business Innovation Research program awarded grants and contracts to small firms owned by venture capital companies, hedge funds and private equity firms in the past four fiscal years. Those three agencies are the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, GAO said Friday.

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DOE Announces Second Wave of Small Business R&D Funds

The Department of Energy announced $37M available in funding to support small business innovation research and small business technology transfer efforts. This is the second SBIR/STTR funding opportunity announced for fiscal 2019 that finances multiple small business-led research and development efforts in support of nine DOE offices, the department said.

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USAF Approves Production of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb

The U.S. Air Force approved the production of a new guided tail-kit assembly for the B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb. The service branch said Friday, its Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will conclude the TKA's manufacturing development phase and proceed with production under the Milestone C transition. AFNWC developed the TKA and will perform integration with the bomb built by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.

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DOE Names University of Central Florida as National Cyber Contest Winner

The Energy Department has named the University of Central Florida as the national winner of this year's CyberForce Competition. The contest aims to develop the next generation of cyber professionals in a push to protect the country's energy infrastructure from potential threats, DoE said Monday.

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