Tag Archives: Small Business Innovation Research

DOE Invests in Phase I R&D Work Under 139 Small Businesses

Research and Development

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $37 million to fund Phase I research and development activities under 170 grants issued to 139 small businesses in support of the DOE Office of Science. DOE said Tuesday the Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer grants have a median value of $200,000 and cover a period of up to 12 months.

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DOT Releases SBIR Presolicitation for FY 2021; Elaine Chao Quoted

Elaine Chao

The Department of Transportation has previewed the subject areas for the Small Business Innovation Research program in fiscal year 2021, covering areas such as materials, infrastructure and safety across DOT's operating administrations. "This small business innovation research program will help small companies in the transportation sector to build the transportation system of the future," said Elaine Chao, secretary of DOT.

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Space Force’s Gabriel Mounce: Gov’t Needs New Practices to Meet Industry’s Innovation Pace

Gabriel Mounce

Gabriel Mounce, director of the U.S. Space Force’s accelerator program, has said that the government must modernize its research and development practices to keep up with industry’s efforts to innovate in space programs. Mounce also serves as head of technology commercialization and economic development at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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Air Force Updates Investment Strategy for Small Business Contractors; Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson Quoted

Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson

The U.S Air Force is modifying its innovation strategy to focus more on breaking down barriers for small businesses that are new to working with government customers, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. The Air Force has recently awarded a number of first-time contractors for the Small Business Innovation Research program.

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AI National Security Commission Presents 80 Recommendations in Interim Report

NSCAI

The National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has released an interim report detailing 80 draft recommendations for the federal government to advance AI. NSCAI also presented several recommendations to apply AI in support of national security missions. In addition, NSCAI expects to release its final recommendations in March 2021.

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DHS Taps Two Companies for Network Modeling Tech Dev’t

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded SecureLogix and Achilles Heel Technologies a total of $1.96 million in funds through Phase II of the Small Business Innovation Research program to build technologies that will support dynamic network modeling capabilities for emergency communication and risk management networks. SecureLogix will continue the development of a modeling tool that will assist 911 decision makers.

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DHS Taps TDA Research for First Responder Power Module Dev’t

TDA Research

Colorado-based research and development company TDA Research has secured a two-year, $1 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to build an on-body power module for first responders.

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Voyager Subsidiary Wins SBIR, STTR Contract to Develop Space Technology; Jonathan Goff, Matthew Kuta Quoted

Matthew Kuta

Altius Space Machines, subsidiary of Voyager Space Holdings, has been selected to participate in a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs to develop space servicing capabilities using its patented electropermanent magnet (EPM) technology. Altius will explore the potential of its EPM technology and provide existing satellite and space launch companies with solutions.

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Synthetik Receives DHS Funding to Develop Machine Learning Data for Airport Screening Tech

machine learning

Synthetik Applied Technologies has secured $1M in funds from the Department of Homeland Security through the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research program to build machine learning data that could simulate baggage and human travelers.

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