Tag Archives: University of California

Triad National Security Gets NNSA’s Green Light for Los Alamos Lab Mgmt Transition

Triad National Security has received a notice to proceed from the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to begin transition efforts for the management and operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The company said Monday it will officially assume operation and management responsibilities at the national lab …

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DARPA, Consortium Pick 6 University Research Centers for $200M Microelectronics Tech Devt Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and an industry consortium have selected six university research centers to conduct research efforts that seek to address challenges related to microelectronic technologies under a potential five-year, $200 million cost-sharing program. Linton Salmon, manager of DARPA’s Joint University Microelectronics Program, said in a statement …

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IARPA Awards Contracts for Research on Human-Machine Geopolitical Forecasting Tech

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded research contracts under the Hybrid Forecasting Competition program that aims to enhance the accuracy of geopolitical event prediction methods. IARPA selected HRL Laboratories, Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary and the University of Southern California to conduct research on hybrid forecasting systems under the HFC program, the …

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NIST Picks 33 Research Projects to Advance Communication Tech Devt for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has selected 33 projects to research and develop broadband communications tools designed for public safety operations through multiyear grants worth $38.5 million combined. NIST selected the projects after the evaluation of 162 proposals from industry, academia and other organizations both in the U.S. and …

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2 NASA-Backed Research Institutes Aim to Develop Space Tech Platforms for Long-Duration Missions

NASA has picked two proposals to establish research institutes that will work on space technology platforms designed to extend human presence in long-duration exploration missions. The agency will award each Space Technology Research Institute up to $15 million in funds over five years to develop technology platforms in the areas of …

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Cornell University Gets USDOT Funds for Transportation Research; Oliver Gao Comments

The Transportation Department has awarded Cornell University up to $7 million in funds to lead a research initiative meant to explore technologies that could help reduce potential adverse effects of transportation on public health and the environment, Cornell Chronicle reported Thursday. Tom Fleischman writes Cornell will lead a consortium of …

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NASA Selects 8 Universities to Participate in Small Spacecraft Projects

NASA has chosen eight university teams to work with the agency’s engineers and scientists on two-year projects to develop new small spacecraft technologies. The space agency said Saturday these collaborations aim to create small, lightweight spacecraft that could support science, exploration and space operations. NASA chose from a variety of submitted proposals …

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Northrop Subsidiary to Help Build Optics System for Thirty Meter Telescope Project

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has received funds from the Thirty Meter Telescope organization to continue support work on a narrow field infrared adaptive optics system for the TMT astronomical observatory construction initiative. Northrop said Tuesday its subsidiary AOA Xinetics will design and build a functional actuator mirror equipped with nearly 400 channels as well as test the …

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DOE to Fund 14 Window Coating Devt Projects Through SHIELD Program

The Energy Department has awarded $31 million in total funds to support 14 window coating and windowpane development projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Design program. DOE said Monday ARPA-E’s SHIELD program seeks to retrofit single-pane windows through the development of novel window coatings …

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Retired Army Acquisition Asst Secretary Heidi Shyu Joins Aerospace Corp Board of Trustees

The Aerospace Corporation has appointed Heidi Shyu as the newest member of its board of trustees. Shyu brings experience from her previous roles as the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army and as an acquisition executive, science adviser to the secretary and senior research and development official for various offices, …

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