Tag Archives: DOE

ColdQuanta’s Quantum Research as a Service Division Begins Custom Ion Trap System Project for Oak Ridge National Labs

Ion Trap System for ORNL

ColdQuanta has begun work under its first Quantum Research as a Service Division project to build a Custom Ion Trap System for the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL). The newly established QRaaS division will create an ion trapping system that utilizes a modular design to enable rapid testing of cryogenic electronics, system integration strategies and ion trap architectures.

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GSA, DOE Seek Market Info on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Tech

Carbon Storage

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) want to identify market sources of retrofit technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gases. GSA said Tuesday in a SAM.gov notice that it seeks market information on technologies such as carbon capture, power generation, decarbonized heating and on-site energy production.

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DOE Announces $61M Funding to 10 Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Project

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $61 million to 10 projects aimed at transforming housing communities and workplaces into grid-interactive efficient buildings to decrease carbon emissions and reduce energy costs. The pilot projects will deploy smart controls, sensors, analytics and other technologies that will enable residents and tenants of over 7,000 buildings to communicate with the electrical grid and control their power consumption. 

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DOE Launches Program to Develop Cybersecurity Tech for Power Grid Support; David Turk Quoted

David Turk

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a program that will establish cohorts of federal and industry leaders in the energy sector to develop cybersecurity technologies meant to support the evolving power grid. The Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator program is aimed at advancing grid modernization and addressing cybersecurity challenges to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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Air Combat Command Concludes Design Certification Test of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb; Lt. Col. Daniel Jackson Quoted

F-35A with B61-12

Air Combat Command (ACC) and its maintenance partners have completed the final flight test exercise required to certify the B61-12 bomb's nuclear design. A pair of F-35A units dropped B61-12 joint test assemblies during the aircraft's first full weapon system demonstration. Pilots dropped the JTAs at Tonopah Test Range while observing operationally realistic flight envelopes.

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DOE to Invest $400M in Basic Science Research; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $400 million in basic science research projects that tackle topics related to clean energy, national security and economy. Projects under the new funding opportunity announcement will support fusion energy sciences, high-energy and nuclear physics, basic energy sciences and other topics pursued by DOE’s Office of Science. 

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Navient to Transfer DOE Student Loan Accounts to Maximus Pending Contract Novation Approval; Teresa Weipert Quoted

Teresa Weipert

Navient and Maximus have signed a definitive agreement for the migration of Navient's U.S. Department of Education-owned student loan accounts to Maximus through a contract novation subject to DOE and FSA approval. The two companies said they have submitted a preliminary request for review, and approval is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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DOE Selects GE’s Research Unit, 4 Universities to Develop Manufacturing Efficiency, Security Processes

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected General Electric's research division and four universities to develop methods for increasing the energy efficiency and cybersecurity of advanced manufacturing processes. GE Research, Indiana University, Purdue University, Texas Tech University and the University of California will lead projects with the goal of addressing technical objectives established by the Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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DOE Plans FY 2022 Atmospheric System Research Grant

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy is looking to award grants worth up to $14 million in fiscal year 2022 for scientific research of the interaction between aerosols and clouds. DOE said Monday it plans to hold a competition for the funding opportunity for the Atmospheric System Research program and select awardees through a peer-review process.

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Berkeley Lab, 2 Universities to Collaborate on DOE-Backed Quantum Network Testbed Project

Quantum Internet Concept

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will collaborate with two research universities in California to develop a testing platform for the quantum internet concept under project to be funded by DOE. Berkeley Lab said its partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, and the California Institute of Technology will aim to produce a software-based quantum computing network application.

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