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EPRI Secures DOE Funds to Help Advance Solar Energy Tech

The Electric Power Research Institute was selected has secured a $10.7M research and development funding from the Department of Energy to accelerate solar energy generation and integration and lower solar electricity costs.

EPRI said Monday a large portion of the funding will be used to develop and validate high-fidelity models of photovoltaic facilities for use in planning, operating and securing transmission and distribution of solar energy systems and technologies. 

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White House Issues Progress Report on Federal Investments to Push AI R&D Work

The White House National Science and Technology Council released its 2016–2019 progress report on the advancement of research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The report documents the initiatives agencies have launched in the past three years to deliver on federal AI R&D and is structured around the eight priority areas outlined in the National AI R&D Strategic Plan: 2019 Update issued in June.

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CIT, George Mason University Support DHS Smart Building Effort

The Center for Innovation Technology and George Mason University have partnered to help the Department of Homeland Security study smart building technologies under a four-year, $19M contract. The effort aims to support public safety and aid first responders in building-related rescue operations, CIT said Monday.

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DARPA Pursues New Genetics Research Program to Improve Military Health

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to invest in biotechnology research that applies genetic engineering to health monitoring. DARPA said Friday its Detect It with Gene Editing Technologies or DIGET program aims to support medical response, elevate military care standards and prevent disease outbreaks and geopolitical effects.

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NOAA Seeks Feedback on Draft Emerging Tech Strategies

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for public input on its draft strategies for programs involving unmanned systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and technologies for analyzing DNA, RNA and other proteins.

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DHS Requests Info on Air Domain Security Tech

The Department of Homeland Security seeks information to demonstrate air domain protection equipment for research and development activities. The future demonstration would support studies of the Border, Immigration and Maritime Division within DHS' Science and Technology Directorate, the department said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice.

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