Tag Archives: DOE

Amentum Selected for $95M TRSS IDIQ Contract; Jill Bruning Quoted

Jill Bruning

Amentum has been selected for the seven year, $95 million, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) Tenant Renovation for Secure Spaces (TRSS) contract vehicle. “Amentum is looking forward to supporting the Army Corps of Engineers through the task orders we secure under TRSS,” said Jill Bruning, executive vice president and general manager of Amentum’s IS4 strategic business unit and 2016 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Amentum Closes Acquisition of DynCorp; John Vollmer Quoted

John Vollmer

Amentum has closed the acquisition of DynCorp International, a provider of aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions, worldwide. “The addition of DynCorp International will make us a powerhouse with an enduring mission focus and market-leading positions in several key areas,” said John Vollmer, Amentum CEO and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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DOE Funds 17 Dev’t Projects for Ultra-High Temperature Materials

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $16 million in funds to 17 projects in support of the development of ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbines. DOE said Wednesday that it seeks to build materials that will operate at 1800 ºC with coatings and coolings or at 1300 ºC in a stand-alone material test environment. 

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DOE Funds Computing Projects for Domestic Manufacturing

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE)  will award $4.2 million in funds to support 14 projects that will utilize supercomputing resources from national laboratories to reinforce domestic manufacturing efforts. Industry researchers will use simulation, modeling and data analysis to help manufacturers enhance material productivity and energy efficiency as part of the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program.

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DOE-Backed National Institute Seeks ‘Smart’ Manufacturing R&D Projects

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) has earmarked $4 million for research and development of “smart” technologies that could be applied to real-world production settings and help address operational challenges. CESMII plans to issue R&D awards with a potential six-month performance period each to industry. 

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BWXT Subsidiary Completes TRISO Nuclear Fuel Line Restart Project; Joel Duling Quoted

Joel Duling

BWX Technologies’ subsidiary, BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, has completed the TRISO nuclear fuel line restart project and has begun fuel production at its Lynchburg, Va. facility. “The restart of our TRISO line positions BWXT as the only company in the U.S. that is currently executing production contracts for TRISO fuel,” said Joel Duling, president of the Nuclear Operations Group.

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DOE Establishes Fellowship to Support Industry-Government Collab on Operational Tech; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Dan Brouillette

The Department of Energy has initiated an effort to foster collaboration between the government's national security experts and the energy industry's operational technology managers. DOE said Wednesday its OT Defender Fellowship tasks Idaho National Laboratory to help critical infrastructure security practitioners gain an increased understanding of cybersecurity.

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DOE to Finance Chemistry Software Projects; Chris Fall Quoted

Chris Fall

The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to invest $32 million in software research and development supporting chemistry studies. DOE said Monday it will give companies, universities and national laboratories the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary software projects under four-year awards. Interested parties may submit pre-applications through Dec. 2nd and final applications through Feb. 8, 2021.

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DOE Selects Projects for $80M Coal FIRST Energy Plant Investment

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to award $80 million for four cost-shared projects that will aim to develop electricity and hydrogen energy plant technologies with net-zero carbon emissions. DOE said Wednesday that its Office of Fossil Energy selected four projects under the Coal FIRST program that seeks to eventually design, develop and integrate the sought energy systems.

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DOE, NASA Sign Collaboration Agreement to Tackle Space Opportunities; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

The Department of Energy and NASA have formed a new agreement in support of national space policies and the Artemis program, an effort to bring back manned space exploration. “This new MOU will continue our esteemed work together as this Administration strives to reach the next generation of space innovations and exploration,” said secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette.

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