The Department of Energy will award 189 research and development grants worth a total of $33M in support of the Office of Science’s efforts to study the feasibility of new technology, DOE said Monday. The department will select 149 small businesses in 32 states to participate in R&D programs for the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Biological and Environmental Research and Office of Nuclear Physics.Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft green paper outlining how the government should improve investments in commercializing products built in federally-funded research and development projects.Read More »
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 has adopted a new strategy: streamlining its deployment of technology capabilities to respond to advanced threats.
The new research and development plan involves creating offices for mission and capability support, engineering and science, innovation and collaboration and enterprise services within S&T that will collaborate on the delivery of critical systems for countering evolving threats, the department said Monday.
Administration Officials Call for R&D Investments to Preserve National Security, Economic Competitiveness
A recent memo from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy called on federal agencies to invest in research and development efforts that would preserve national security and promote economic competitiveness. The memo, dated July 31, details the R&D priorities of the Trump administration and describes practices that agencies could promote to maximize R&D resources and personnel. The memo also serves as a guide for agencies when they formulate budget proposals for FY 2020.Read More »
The Energy Department has announced that it will award 95 grants worth a total of $95 million to 80 small businesses located in 26 states as part of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. DOE said Monday it picked companies that have demonstrated technical feasibility for technology …Read More »
AI Select Committee Discusses Regulatory Efforts on R&D At Inaugural Meeting; Michael Kratsios Comments
Members of the Interagency Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence held their inaugural meeting with discussions on regulatory efforts to boost AI research, training and partnerships with other working groups. The committee discussed how it would further support the AI research community, as well as how it would collaborate with other …Read More »