Updates from Across the R&E Enterprise

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    Fiscal Year 2021 Research Equipment Awards to Minority-Serving Institutions

    June 2021


    Arlington, VA – Today, the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), announced awards to 70 minority-serving institutions totaling $30.4 million as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI) Research and Education Program.

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    DoD Releases New Instruction on Additive Manufacturing

    June 2021


    In June 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), published a DoD Instruction (DoDI) that promotes additive manufacturing (AM) use across the DoD enterprise. DoD has identified AM as a technology that contributes to a key line of effort in the National Defense Strategy, “building a more lethal force.” This DoDI supports the Department’s vision for utilizing AM to enable a more agile, adaptable, and aligned defense supply base to outpace adversarial threats.

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    Hicks Provides Overview of DOD Priorities

    June 8, 2021


    The deputy defense secretary today spoke about a wide range of topics regarding Defense Department priorities reflected in the fiscal year 2022 budget request.

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    DoD Announces Additional Fiscal Year 2021 University Research Funding Awards

    May 2021


    Arlington, VA - The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced an additional $10 million in funding awards to 4 teams that participated in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) competition, managed by the Basic Research Office (BRO) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The winning teams, which represent 16 academic institutions nationwide, will receive three-year grants—contingent upon satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds—to pursue basic research that spans multiple scientific disciplines.  The Department previously announced $179 million in MURI awards to 25 research teams from the same FY21 MURI competition.  Please click here to download the list of additional winning teams.

The DDR&E(R&T) “Year in Review” seeks to showcase OUSD (R&E) science and technology (S&T) enterprise’s leading innovation and national security in 2020.

The DDR&E(R&T) is responsible for DoD research and technology portfolios, from basic science to advanced technology development. Our organization ensures that the DoD is postured to develop the next generation of disruptive and emerging technologies and enable the rapid delivery of superior capabilities to the Warfighter.

DDRE(R&T) 2020 Year in Review

Coronavirus: DoD Response

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