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.Read More »
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.
Emily Murphy: GSA Kicks Off Pilot Program to Manage Small Business Innovation Research Phase III Contracts
The General Services Administration has introduced a pilot program to award and oversee phase III contracts under the Small Business Innovation Research initiative. GSA said Thursday the office of assisted acquisition services will manage the SBIR contracts under the pilot program that is slated for completion in September 2019. The SBIR …Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a new program that aims to speed up research and development work on artificial intelligence platforms in an effort to help the U.S. maintain its technological edge in the field of AI. The AI Exploration program will focus on the development of “third …Read More »
The Department of Energy has selected the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to lead an $18.5 million offshore wind research and development consortium of stakeholders from government, industry and academia. The consortium will seek to uncover new approaches for wind resource and site characterization and develop technologies for installing, operating, maintaining …Read More »
The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would authorize $606.5 billion in base discretionary funds for the Defense Department and $68.1 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2019. The committee said Wednesday the FY 2019 defense policy bill reflects a $17.1 billion increase from the enacted …Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated regulations related to technologies that universities, large and small businesses, nonprofits and laboratories invent as part of federally funded research and development. NIST said Tuesday changes to Code of Federal Regulations sections that cover the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act are anticipated to impact the licensing …Read More »
The White House has created a select committee on artificial intelligence that will operate as part of the National Science and Technology Council. The establishment of the new committee comes as the Trump administration makes AI as a research-and-development priority and works to maintain the country’s technological leadership, the White …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation have signed a letter of intent to jointly conduct research and development efforts supporting national security. The NSF said Wednesday the partnership will focus on studies in the areas of space and geosciences, advanced materials sciences, information and data science and the development of …Read More »