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CHIPS and Science: FY24 Research Appropriations Short by Over $7 Billion

Despite growing international competition, appropriations for research agencies have fallen quite short of the CHIPS and Science targets.

10.03.23 | 10 min read
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Watch This Space: Looking at the Next Generation of Space Launch Technology

We sat down with space technology startup K2 Space to find out just how big of a leap the next generation of launch vehicles will represent.

09.21.23 | 8 min read
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Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence and the Department of Energy’s Role in Ensuring U.S. Competitiveness and Security in Emerging Technologies

We believe this strategic investment into critical and emerging technologies will empower our nation to confront 21st-century challenges with solutions that are timely, scientifically rigorous, and security-enhancing.

09.20.23 | 7 min read
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Trust Issues: An Analysis of NSF’s Funding for Trustworthy AI

Despite their importance, programs focused on AI trustworthiness form only a small fragment of total funding allocated for AI R&D by the National Science Foundation.

09.05.23 | 15 min read
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A “Focused Research Organization” to Measure Complete Neuronal Input-Output Functions

Measuring how neurons integrate their inputs and respond to them is key to understanding the impressive and complex behavior of humans and animals. However, a complete measurement of neuronal Input-Output Functions (IOFs) has not been achieved in any animal.

08.31.23 | 3 min read
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A “Focused Research Organization” to Develop a Modular and Scalable Platform for Human Molecular Monitoring

Wearable health electronics are now ubiquitous, but continuous molecular monitoring is only widely available for glucose.

08.31.23 | 4 min read
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Revolutionary Advances in AI Won’t Wait

When it comes to AI, the Department of Defense is still moving too slowly to make meaningful and sustainable innovation.

08.30.23 | 6 min read
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Policy Memo
Building the Talent Pipeline for the Energy Transition: Aligning U.S. Workforce Investment for Energy Security and Supply Chain Resilience

Powering the clean energy transition is more important now than ever. Authors propose creating the Energy Security Workforce Training (ESWT) Initiative to align existing U.S. government support for education and training that will create resilient supply chains and address the green skills gap.

08.16.23 | 18 min read
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Policy Memo
Climate-Smart Cattle: US Research and Development Will Improve Animal Productivity, Address Greenhouse Gases, and Hasten Additional Market Solutions

One-third of U.S. anthropogenic methane emissions come from cattle and other ruminants, and addressing these emissions could lead to a 3% decrease in the U.S. greenhouse gas footprint.

08.07.23 | 8 min read
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State of the Federal Clean Energy Workforce

DOE has made significant progress towards its clean energy talent and implementation goals, but there is more progress to be made.

07.31.23 | 23 min read
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Policy Memo
Using Other Transactions at DOE to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition

The DOE should use the full authority granted to it by Congress in executing other transactions to advance the clean energy transition and develop secure energy infrastructure in line with their agency mission.

07.31.23 | 12 min read
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Implementation Bottlenecks: Federal Talent will Drive IIJA and IRA Success

Large injections of funding like with the IIJA and IRA without the people power to deliver on legislation can result in slow implementation, undermining the intentions of the bills.

07.27.23 | 4 min read
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