Nichols Martin

Fluor Plans to Support NuScale Reactor Project Through Potential $1.35B DOE Funding Vehicle

NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor plant design

The Department of Energy has cleared a funding vehicle worth potentially $1.355B for a public power consortium-led project that includes construction of a small modular reactor plant by NuScale Power, which Fluor holds a majority stake in. Fluor said Monday it plans to support Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems and NuScale in establishing a clean-energy SMR system through UAMPS' Carbon Free Power Project.

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Navy to Brief Industry on Undersea Tech Acquisition Outlook via Webinars

Naval Sea Sytems Command Newport

One of the two Naval Undersea Warfare Center divisions will host multiple virtual industry days this month to provide insights into how small businesses can pursue U.S. Navy business opportunities. NUWC Division Newport partnered with the National Contract Management Association's Rhode Island chapter to facilitate the webinars on Oct. 20, 22, 27 and 29, Naval Sea Systems Command said Friday.

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Google Helps US Voters Find Nearest Voting Locations, Ballot Drop Boxes

ballot drop box

Google has updated search engine features to provide voters information about where they can find a voting facility or a drop box near their locations to cast votes in the presidential election. "Search for things like “early voting locations“ or “ballot drop boxes near me“ and you'll find details on where you can vote in person or return your mail-in ballot, whether you're voting early or on Election Day," Yunhan Xu, a Google product manager, wrote in a blog post published Friday.

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Air Force OKs Raytheon Technologies-Made Weapon for F-15 Mission Deployment

F-15E carrying StormBreaker weapon

The U.S. Air Force has authorized a Raytheon Technologies-built “smart“ weapon for fielding on Air Combat Command's F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft following a recent test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The StormBreaker munition uses a multimode seeker technology with infrared, semi-active laser and millimeter wave radar guidance technologies that can work alongside GPS and inertial navigation systems to reach targets over 40 miles away from the aircraft, the company said Tuesday.

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Denim Group to Help USAF Expedite Software Deployment Under SBIR Phase II Contract; John Dickson Quoted

John Dickson Principal Denim Group

Denim Group has secured a follow-on contract under the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX program to help the service branch speed up the accreditation and delivery of mission software through the use of a vulnerability resolution tool. The company said Tuesday its ThreadFix platform will move on to Phase II of AFWERX's Small Business Innovation Research program after demonstrating its potential to accelerate software development under the initial phase of the SBIR contract awarded in January.

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