The Department of Energy will award up to $46M in funds for research into fortifying the security and resiliency of solar-powered electric grids in locations associated with critical infrastructure, the department said Monday.Read More »
House lawmakers have approved a bill that directs the Office of Management and Budget to provide a modern, standardized reporting system that can translate outdated documents into open data for grant-making agencies and the public.
The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act will help promote transparency in taxpayer spending processes, as well as guide Congress in reviewing grants awarded by the Executive branch, the office of Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., said Thursday.
The Defense Department and the U.K.'s defense ministry have selected a U.S.-U.K. institutional team to take part in a program aiming to bolster bilateral academic research collaboration, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Under the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative, the University of Southern California would receive up to $3M in funds, while the University of Essex would receive up to $1.9M, over a three-year period.
The Department of Energy has awarded 85 research contracts worth a total of $218M to academic institutions and the department’s national laboratories to conduct studies in quantum information science.
The department said Monday the contract awards align with the Trump administration’s plan to advance research in quantum computing, which could lead to innovations in computer and information processing and other technologies.
The Department of Energy is investing $21.6M to fund 10 computational software research and development projects meant to facilitate the design of chemical-based energy production processes. The projects are based on applications in computer-based chemical process modeling that is replacing traditional trial-and-error methods, the department said Wednesday.Read More »
The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity worth up to $15M for development work on medium voltage, direct current circuit breakers that will help further protect the U.S. electric grid.
The projects under the Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely program will involve creating devices that are capable of preventing electrical faults and boosting response times while maximizing renewable resources and electrification of ships and aircraft, the DOE said Wednesday.
The Department of Energy has invested $80M in 42 projects that will support studies on advanced vehicle technologies for the U.S. transportation system.
The department said Wednesday investing in modern transportation systems will help provide low-cost mobility options, boost domestic energy security and U.S. economic growth and reduce dependence on imported critical materials.
The Department of Energy has chosen 36 projects worth a combined value of $80M to support a research and development program that aims to reduce the cost of bio-based drop-in fuels by 2022.
The department said Tuesday it expects the bioenergy effort to allow consumers to choose from a range of low-cost transportation energy resources.
The Department of Homeland Security has allocated over $1.6B in fiscal 2018 funds to preparedness grant programs that seek to help state, local, territorial and tribal agencies respond to disasters and other emergencies.Read More »