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DHS S&T Assists Universities in Cybersecurity Risk Management, Investment Decision Making Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has awarded a total of $1.27M to the University of California, San Diego and University of Chicago, Illinois, to help the organizations increase positive cybersecurity control investment choices.

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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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DHS, NASA Jointly Develop AI First Responder Support System

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate collaborated with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an artificial intelligence system geared to help first responders process large amounts of information. Built under S&T's Next Generation First Responder Apex program, the Assistant for Understanding Data through Reasoning, Extraction and Synthesis or AUDREY works to manage first responder data in emergency situations, the DHS said Tuesday.

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Report: Army Gets $343M Funding Boost for Weapons, Munitions R&D in FY 2019 Budget Compromise

Congressional negotiators have reached a deal to allocate $383.4M in fiscal 2019 funds for the U.S. Army's research and development work on weapons systems and munitions, Defense News reported Monday. The negotiated spending bill released late Thursday reflects a $343M increase from the service's budget request of $40.4M for weapons and munitions tech development and improvement efforts.

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DOE Invests $80M in Transportation R&D

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.

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Energy Department to Perform 36 Bioenergy R&D Projects With $80M Budget

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.

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