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    DoD Biomanufacturing Strategy

    March 22, 2023

    The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, informed by the 2022 National Defense Strategy and Executive Order 14081 (Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy) spearheaded development of the DoD Biomanufacturing Strategy.

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    Fiscal Year 2023 Research Funding Awards

    March 21, 2023

    The DoD announced $220 million in awards for basic research projects as part of the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Program. At an average award amount of $7.1 million over five years, these competitive grants will support 31 teams located at 61 U.S. academic institutions, subject to satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds.

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    DoD Awards $2 Million for Social Science Research under DECUR

    March 8, 2023

    The DoD announced the selection of six DoD and university faculty teams to pursue fundamental social science research through the Defense Education and Civilian University Research (DECUR) Partnership, a program under DoD’s Minerva Research Initiative (Minerva).

  • Derick Buckles works in the lab at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. The Department of the Air Force is seeking the identification and selection of the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities-led University Affiliated Research Center. The UARC will be the 15th in the Defense Department and it will focus on tactical autonomy.

    Black History Month

    February 2023

    Every February, we celebrate Black History Month and honor the exceptional contributions Black Americans make to the United States and the Department of Defense.

  • Engineers Week 2023

    February 23, 2023

    In recognition of DiscoverE’s nationwide Engineers Week, the DoD Washington Headquarters Services, Facilities Services Directorate (WHS FSD) and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) will host an event February 23 at the Pentagon to celebrate the importance of engineering as a profession and the work engineers contribute to national defense.

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    Science and Technology Protection Course for the Federal Government Workforce

    February 10, 2023

    The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E) and Defense Acquisition University (DAU) announces the release of a new DAU course, “Fundamentals of Science and Technology Protection.” Developed in partnership between R&E’s Maintaining Technology Advantage (MTA) Directorate and DAU, this free, online training course provides Science and Technology (S&T) managers with guidance on how to conduct risk-informed protection planning and management to mitigate the threat of unwanted technology transfers of programs, projects, systems, and technical information to strategic competitors.

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    DoD Announces U.S. Representative to NATO Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic Initiative

    February 6, 2023

    The Department of Defense announced that Jeffrey David Singleton, U.S. principal member and head of delegation to the NATO Science and Technology Board, will serve as the United States' representative to the Board of Directors for the NATO DIANA Initiative. Singleton's appointment follows the election of Barbara McQuiston, the previous U.S. representative to NATO DIANA, as the initiative's board chair.

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    2023 5G Challenge for Open RAN with an Eye Toward Future Base Modernization

    February 2, 2023

    The FutureG & 5G Office of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) announces the launch of the 2023 5G Challenge. Sponsored by the FutureG & 5G Office and led by the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences division of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) from the Department of Commerce, the 5G Challenge aims to stimulate and accelerate the adoption of open interfaces, interoperable components, and multi-vendor solutions toward the development of an open 5G ecosystem.

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