Tag Archives: research and development

New DARPA Program Aims to Safely, Easily Update Legacy Software

DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched an effort to help developers safely update old software without the need to rewrite the code entirely. DARPA will use novel concepts to allow for incremental updates in legacy software under the Verified Security and Performance Enhancement of Large Legacy Software or V-SPELLS program.

Read More »

DOE Releases Quantum Internet R&D Strategy; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Dan Brouillette

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a report on its research and development strategy to ensure compliance with the Trump administration's 2018 National Quantum Initiative Act. DOE said that the report collates the ideas of national laboratories, industry partners and academic entities on establishing a national quantum internet capability.

Read More »

NSF, OSTP Invest $75M for Quantum Science R&D Institutes; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to allocate $75 million for the creation of three institutes focused on quantum science research and development. The three centers will also develop training and education programs including online and in-person curricula to support the development of a “quantum-ready U.S. workforce”, the agency noted.

Read More »

DOE Allots New $118M for Coal Conversion Program; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Dan Brouillette

The Department of Energy (DoE) is adding $118 million to an investment in cost-shared projects on technologies that convert coal, plastic and biomass into clean energy. The Coal Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative or Coal FIRST program aims to develop powerplants that convert these raw materials into hydrogen and carbon-neutral electricity.

Read More »

House Panel OKs $694.6B Defense Spending Bill for FY 2021

U.S. Capitol

The House Appropriations Committee voted 30-22 to pass a bill on Tuesday to authorize $694.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense (DoD). The measure reflects a $3.7 billion drop from the president’s budget request and a $1.3 billion increase from the FY 2020 enacted level.

Read More »

DOE Funds Biomanufacturing Projects

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy is investing $5M in eight cost-shared projects that tackle challenges in the country's biomanufacturing industry. DOE said Friday it will use its national laboratories to support these projects in alignment with the  Agile BioFoundry consortium.

Read More »

DOE to Fund 64 New Physics Projects With $132M; Paul Dabbar Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy (DoE) will use $132 million to finance 64 university-led projects that tackle the area of high energy physics. DOE will support research on dark matter and energy, neutrinos and other physics topics pursued by 53 educational institutions. 

Read More »