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DOE Invests $80M in Transportation R&D

The Department of Energy has invested $80M in 42 projects that will support studies on advanced vehicle technologies for the U.S. transportation system.

The department said Wednesday investing in modern transportation systems will help provide low-cost mobility options, boost domestic energy security and U.S. economic growth and reduce dependence on imported critical materials.

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DOE Eyes Big Data, Computing Tools for Transportation Energy Efficiency Initiatives

The Energy Department‘s Vehicle Technologies Office has earmarked $2.5 million in fiscal 2018 funds for two new programs that seek to address transportation energy management challenges with big data and high-performance computing platforms. DOE said Tuesday the Big Data Solutions for Mobility initiative looks to create big data tools and algorithms to model urban …

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GAO: DHS Risk Assessments Help Critical Infrastructure Owners, Operators Take Security Measures

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security performs risk assessments for critical infrastructure across the three sectors – nuclear reactors, materials and waste; critical manufacturing; and transportation systems – that GAO evaluated. GAO said in a report published Monday that DHS incorporates the three risk elements …

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Department of Industrial Relations Secures DOL Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

California’s Department of Industrial Relations has received a $1.8 million ApprenticeshipUSA grant from the Labor Department to develop and expand apprenticeship programs in the state. DIR said Tuesday the federal grant will help the department boost its Division of Apprenticeship Standards plan that works to double the number of registered apprentices within …

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American Public Power Association, DOE Sign Pact for Collaborative Electric Vehicle Adoption Efforts

Washington-based nonprofit organization American Public Power Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Energy Department to provide electricity for personal and fleet transportation in public power communities throughout the country. DOE said Friday the two organizations will pursue collaborative efforts to help electric vehicle adoption progress and charge infrastructure deployment …

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Navy, Coast Guard Plan New Joint Polar Icebreaker Office; Charles Michel Comments

The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard plan to create a joint program office that will be responsible for the acquisition of a new polar icebreaker, Navy Times reported Thursday. The chief of staff for Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California), chairman of the House Transportation Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee, told reporter Meghann Myers the …

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NASA, Partners Launch Airspace Tech Demonstration Lab; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA and its partners have opened a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in an effort to help centralize the arrival and departure of aircraft. The laboratory is part of the federal government’s NextGen initiative and built to help coordinate schedules between the ramp, tower, terminal and center control facilities …

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