The Energy Department is planning to allocate $24M for a four-year research project on the use of supercomputing technology and computer-based design to help accelerate scientific efforts, the DOE said Tuesday.Read More »
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently underscored the importance of having sufficient defense funding when it comes to maintaining the competitive advantage of the U.S. over possible competitors. Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford expressed confidence in the military’s ability to defend the country against potential adversaries, the Defense Department reported Saturday.Read More »
The Department of Energy is obligating up to $75M to finance four research and development efforts for more resilient large power transformers. The DOE said Wednesday these projects aim to produce sensor-equipped transformers with boosted flexibility, analytical performance and security under the Transformer Resilience and Advanced Components and Resilient Distribution Systems programs.Read More »
GAO: Army Corps of Engineers Should Provide Deferred Maintenance Standards, Organize Construction Funds
The Government Accountability Office has advised the Army Corps of Engineers to provide metrics for determining deferred maintenance for inland waterways, as well as modify its funding method for construction projects.Read More »
Adm. Karl Schultz, commander of U.S. Coast Guard‘s Atlantic area, has said the service will extend the service life of its aging MH-65 Dolphin aircraft fleet due to budget constraints, USNI News reported Monday.Read More »
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.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that directs the Office of Management and Budget to provide a modern, standardized reporting system that can translate outdated documents into open data for grant-making agencies and the public.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.