Tag Archives: research and development

Michael Griffin: DoD Focuses on Short-Term Activities in Long-Term Vision

Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said he sees quantum applications as long-term pursuits in the Department of Defense, DoD News reported Thursday. DoD now focuses on what quantum computing and communication can do for the military in the short term, instead of going beyond what is available in resources, Griffin said to the House Armed Services Committee.

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DOE Allots $111M for Phase II of FY 2020 Small Business Programs

The Department of Energy is investing about $111M in fiscal year 2020 phase II projects under small business innovation research and technology transfer programs. The new funding opportunity announcement supports projects across multiple DOE offices such as those focused on cybersecurity, electricity, nuclear energy and environmental management, the department said Tuesday.

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DOE to Issue Awards for AI, ML Data Science Projects

The Department of Energy plans to invest $40 million in data science projects including those that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning. DOE said Monday that it seeks efforts that would address data management issues faced by the department's science facilities.

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DOE Allots $97M for Phase II Small Business Projects

Department of Energy is investing $97 million in 86 grants for research and development projects under small business award programs. DOE said Monday that its new grants support the second phase of the department's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

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NOAA Unveils Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a new strategy to help expand the application of artificial intelligence in its missions. The NOAA AI strategy sets five goals to improve coordination, understanding, application and awareness of AI across the agency and one of the goals is establishing efficient organizational processes and structure to advance AI.

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NASA Backs Research Efforts in Spaceflight-Based Agriculture Systems

NASA tapped five scientists to build automated plant-spacing methods and optimized water and nutrient delivery technologies that will cultivate crops during spaceflight. The scientists employed approaches in engineering and space biology science to create projects that will develop, assess and validate concepts for water and nutrient delivery subsystems, the agency said Friday.

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