Tag Archives: STEM

DHS Issues Grants to Support Minority-Serving Academic Engagement

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The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has awarded grants to five minority-serving universities for academic engagement efforts. The awardees will work with centers of excellence to develop course content and academic engagement programs under the Scientific Leadership Award program, in line with DHS' objectives, the department said Wednesday.

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Space Force to Add Software Professionals From ‘Coding Boot Camp’; Patricia Mulcahy Quoted

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The Space Force has concluded its first coding boot camp which saw 28 civilian and military personnel graduate as the service branch's “supra coders”, SpaceNews reported Monday. The service selected the participants among 300 candidates and is slated to conduct subsequent events in a push to expand its pool of software coders to 400.

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DoD to Support STEM Research Projects in $50M Funding Effort

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The Department of Defense (DoD) will award $50 million in funds through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program to 150 university researchers to support the acceleration of research activities in machine learning, quantum sciences and hypersonics. The funding opportunity will also back projects that will explore the design, development and characterization of various materials. 

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Leidos to Support AFA CyberPatriot Program; Bernie Skoch, Boe Boera Quoted

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Leidos will continue its support for the Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot program, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, marking the 11th consecutive year. "The Air Force Association is privileged to once again receive the strong support of Leidos," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot national commissioner. “As a founding partner of CyberPatriot, Leidos support continues to play a key role in CyberPatriot's growth.”

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Future of Defense Task Force Report Calls for US to Lead AI Race, Ensure Supply Chain Resiliency

Race to Lead AI

A report by a congressional task force has strongly recommended that the United States win the artificial intelligence race to ensure the resiliency of the supply chain within civilian and military sectors and “identify, replace, and retire costly and ineffective legacy platforms.” The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force consists of House lawmakers presented the report to the House Armed Services Committee.

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NSWC Carderock, UDC Ink Education Agreement

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The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division entered into a five-year agreement with the University of the District of Columbia to deliver guidance, research opportunities and internships in the areas of material science, nanotechnology, additive manufacturing and robotics.

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L3Harris Allocates $100M in Accelerated Payments to Support Small Business Suppliers Through COVID-19 Challenges; William Brown, Evan Cramer Quoted

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L3Harris Technologies announced that it will contribute more than $100 million in payments to small business suppliers nationwide to support the companies that play a critical role in sustaining regional economies and ensure the nation’s security, the company reported on Friday.

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International Space Station Demos Naval Research Lab’s Power Beaming Concept

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A NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station conducted a power beaming test with a light-emitting rectifying antenna developed by the Naval Research Laboratory. ISS crew member Jessica Meir demonstrated the potential of NRL's LEctenna technology to transform electromagnetic waves into an electric current, the lab said Monday.

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NSA Continues Academic Engagement Program

The National Security Agency has renewed an effort to bolster its scientific and technical workforce through partnerships with academia. NSA said Monday it invites colleges to take part in the OnRamp II program that offers scholarships, internships and cybersecurity research opportunities to students.

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