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.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security is combining machine learning with video technology to boost the precision of visual drone detection. DHS said Friday it is working with Sandia National Laboratories to explore temporal frequency analysis, an approach focusing on an image's pixel fluctuation.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is initiating new research to answer key questions before it embarks on a new cybersecurity strategy.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 »
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.Read More »
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 »