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NSWC Crane Signs Chemical Reaction R&D Agreement With Indiana-Based University

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, has partnered with the University of Southern Indiana to jointly perform research on chemical reactions. The two parties signed a cooperative research and development agreement on Monday to initiate the joint effort, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday.

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DOE Allots $53M Solar Technology R&D Projects; Rick Perry Quoted

The Department of Energy is investing $53M to fund 53 early-stage solar technology projects with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. Selected participants will work within the areas of photovoltaics and concentrating solar-thermal power, aiming to develop technologies that support a growing workforce for renewable energy, the DOE said Tuesday.

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GSA Develops AI Platform to Evaluate Contract Solicitation Regulation Compliance

The General Services Administration plans to use artificial intelligence technology to review the compliance of contract solicitations with a certain federal rule, FCW reported Tuesday. Marina Fox, dot-gov domain services manager at the GSA, said that the agency's Solicitation Review Tool would check if a contract's internet-based content is accessible to people with disabilities as required under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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Mike Pence: ‘Space Force’ Aims to Address ‘Fragmented Responsibilities’ Over National Security Programs

Vice President Mike Pence has said the establishment of a “space force” as the sixth military branch seeks to address the “lack of centralized leadership and accountability” over programs that aim to promote national security in space. Pence said Tuesday at the National Space Council’s fourth meeting at the National Defense University that the council would vote on six recommendations for the proposed roadmap to form the new service, which he says would help sort out the "fragmented responsibilities" over national security space initiatives.

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House Lawmakers Ask DoD’s Inspector General to Initiate JEDI Cloud Contract Probe

Two House Appropriations Committee members have asked the Defense Department’s office of inspector general to investigate the requirements and solicitation process for the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Reps. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) wrote a letter Monday to Glenn Fine, acting inspector general at DoD, to raise concern over the contract’s Defense Information Systems Agency impact level 6 requirement that a cloud service provider should meet.

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