Massachusetts awarded ‘future of manufacturing’ grant from National Science Foundation

BOSTON – Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new ‘Future of Manufacturing’ grant of $499,955 awarded to a collaboration of Massachusetts organizations, which will help the region’s manufacturers pivot their operations to address emerging crises. The project, called ‘Rapid Execution for Scaling Production Of Needed Designs’ or RESPOND, will create a diverse network of transdisciplinary stakeholders across academia and state government that will support and sustain critical ‘super nodes’ that will boost communication between organizations, help accelerate product development, and drive increased manufacturing capacity to address crises like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Announced on National Manufacturing Day, the grant will be led by UMass Lowell in collaboration with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), a public economic development agency, to develop a crisis-resilient manufacturing network. The grant will help the Commonwealth of Massachusetts build on the success of

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General Dynamics Information Technology awarded $306 million Department of Veterans Affairs task order to modernize benefits claims processing

RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today it was awarded the File Conversion Services task order under the Veterans Intake, Conversion, and Communication Services (VICCS) program by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA). The single award under the VICCS indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract is valued at $306 million over five years.

Under the task order, GDIT will leverage managed services and artificial intelligence to digitally convert historical veteran records, automate data extraction of existing records and process Official Military Personnel File requests in support of veteran benefits claims processing. The modernization of the VA’s military service recordkeeping will enable the VBA

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NASA’s Marshall Center Awarded Small Business Administrator’s Cup Award

NASA’s Marshall Center Awarded Small Business Administrator’s Cup Award

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 30, 2020

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, was honored Sept. 30 with the FY2019 Small Business Administrator’s Cup — an agency award for managing the most effective small business program. The presentation was made during the 14 Annual MSFC Industry & Advocates Award ceremony, held virtually. It is the sixth time since the award was established in 2008 that Marshall has earned the prize – the most wins of any center at the agency.

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The award annually recognizes the NASA Center with the best innovative practices that promote small business participation in a variety of NASA initiatives, and recognizes significant contributions to the agency’s small business programs by the winning center’s senior management, procurement office and program and technical

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Saranas Awarded Technology Breakthroughs Contract With Premier

Saranas, Inc., developer of the Early Bird® Bleed Monitoring System designed for early detection of internal bleed complications during endovascular procedures, has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier Inc., as part of Premier’s Technology Breakthroughs program. This new agreement, effective November 1, 2020, will allow Premier’s network of over 4,100 U.S. hospitals and health systems to receive special pricing and access to the Early Bird – the first and only device on the market that provides accurate and actionable bleed detection, enabling effective intervention before the patient shows symptoms or recovery is impacted.

“The Early Bird has the potential to significantly reduce the severity of bleeding complications, which can occur during and after endovascular procedures. These complications are dangerous for patients and costly to the healthcare system,” said Saranas President and CEO James Reinstein. “We are honored to be recognized by Premier’s Technology Breakthroughs program and are

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B&W Thermal Awarded Contracts Totaling More Than $15 Million for Emissions and Performance Upgrades at Taiwan Power Company Plant

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced that its B&W Thermal segment will design and supply industry leading low-NOx combustion technology and an innovative pulverizer system upgrade for Taiwan Power Company’s Taichung Power Plant in Longjing District, Taichung, Taiwan. The contracts total more than $15 million.

Four of the plant’s boilers were supplied by B&W in the 1990s. B&W Thermal will upgrade the combustion system for one unit, providing its custom-engineered AireJet® low-NOx burners. B&W Thermal’s AireJet burners offer significantly reduced nitrogen oxides levels compared to other low-NOx combustion technology, burning cleaner, with high boiler efficiency and improved plant heat rate. B&W Thermal will also convert the existing pulverizer systems on two units from B&W-89 to B&W-92 pulverizers to provide additional fuel grinding capability and efficiency, and will also provide DSVS rotating classifiers and associated equipment as part of these pulverizer system upgrades.

“B&W Thermal has

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