Tag Archives: research and development

NSF Announces Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 Teams, Invests $50M Into Quantum Computing, AI Work

National Science

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $50 million to 10 multidisciplinary teams for quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies under the Convergence Accelerator research and development program. The teams must use a convergent approach to convert concepts and proposals from the program's phase one into real-world applications that address societal concerns and challenges in phase two. 

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Amentum Receives $90M Research and Development Contract to Support Maritime Electronic Warfare, Above-Water Sensors; Jill Bruning Quoted

Jill Bruning

Amentum announced on Wednesday that the company has secured a potential five-year, $90 million contract to support the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) Above Water Sensors and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) with systems engineering services. Amentum received the contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.

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DOD’s Lloyd Austin, Canadian Counterpart Issue Joint Statement on NORAD Modernization

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, and Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s defense minister, have released a joint statement to guide collaborative efforts to advance the modernization of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) as part of a push to strengthen the defense and security of the U.S. and Canada against aerospace and maritime threats.

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Public-Private Collaboration Highlighted in DHS R&D Showcase; Kathryn Coulter-Mitchell Quoted

Kathryn Coulter Mitchell

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)has launched a set of digital resources about research and development programs within its science and technology (DHS S&T) directorate aimed at driving public-private collaboration. DHS said Monday that its "Building Whole-of-Government R&D Partnerships" series is the final installment of a four-part program designed to showcase innovation investments across the government research community.

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NSF Taps Georgia Tech to Lead AI Research Institutes

Artificial Intelligence

Georgia Institute of Technology has received $40 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish two research institutes that will drive artificial intelligence research over the next five years. The institute said Thursday that it will hire 100 new researchers and bolster its studies on machine learning through the awards.

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DOE Provides $60M to Passenger Car, Vehicle Decarbonization R&D; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $60 million to 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions of passenger cars and trucks. "DOE’s investment in these 24 projects will create technologies and techniques that will cut vehicle greenhouse emissions and boost America’s competitiveness in the global clean energy market," said Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

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DHS S&T Releases Third Wave of Public Safety Tech Showcase; Kathryn Coulter-Mitchell Quoted

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has commenced the third wave of a showcase featuring various public safety technologies. DHS said Monday its Virtual Whole-of-Government R&D Showcase exhibits efforts to address disasters and discover new applications through research and development. The showcase will consist of four installments in total.

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House Bill to Form Tech-Focused Executive Branch Agency, Increase Public R&D Funding; Rep. Ro Khanna Quoted

Capitol Hill

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., has introduced a bill to establish an independent agency focused on technology within the executive branch and increase U.S. government funding for tech-related research and development efforts to 1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

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President Biden Commends House for Passing 2 Bills to Advance Investments in Science, R&D

White House

President Biden has lauded the House’s move to pass two bipartisan bills that seek to make investments in science and research and development efforts. He said that the National Science Foundation for the Future Act and the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act stress the role of science in helping the U.S. address the climate crisis and other major challenges

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DOE Invests in Direct Air Capture Projects to Reduce Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Department of Energy

Department of Energy will invest $12 million in six research and development projects on technology designed to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Awardees will use these funds to develop direct air capture technology, as the Biden administration seeks to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, DOE said Tuesday.

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