Congressional Report Spotlights AI, Emerging Technologies as Future of National Security

Artificial intelligence takes center stage in a new Congressional report on the future of defense that urges a foundational shift in how the U.S. approaches national security. 

Reps. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Jim Banks, R-Ind., who led the House Armed Services Committee’s bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force, discussed the final report’s recommendations at a Brookings Institution webinar Wednesday. 

The report takes a broad, 30-year view of the future of defense, emphasizing a whole-of-government approach and calling for greater collaboration between Silicon Valley or other innovative industry sectors and government. The task force makes the case for developing emerging technologies both for the direct benefits to national security of improving Pentagon operations and the indirect benefits global technology leadership could provide. 

“We’re calling for a real revolution in how we approach our national security,” Moulton said, arguing that without such a revolution the U.S. will lose its competitive advantage to

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Soteria Battery Innovation Group Signs Exclusive License and Option for a Battery Safety Technology by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The licensed technology is for electrodes and foils for lithium ion batteries that are designed to break in a pre-defined geometry when the battery is physically damaged, effectively isolating the damaged part.  This can minimize the associated generated heat and avoid thermal runaway, or uncontrolled increasing temperature, thus rendering the battery safe.

“This technology can dramatically improve battery safety upon mechanical, thermal and electrical damage,” said ORNL’s Jianlin Li, a principle investigator of the technology. “This can simplify battery design and lead to higher energy density and lower cost.”

Combining the technology with Soteria’s own current collector technology was selected in 2019 for a $750,000 DOE Technology Commercialization Fund project, “Li-on batteries with Safer Current Collectors,” with support from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office.

The technology will be especially effective in vehicles, where physical damage can occur in automobile accidents and other

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Kelly Wright honored with national science and technology award

Amanda Parrish
 
| Middletown Transcript

MIDDLETOWN — Kelly Wright of Middletown received the national STEP Ahead Award Sept. 24 that recognizes more than 100 women in science, technology, engineering, and production careers. Wright is the environmental, health and safety manager at Clarios, a manufacturing company that makes automotive batteries.

The awards presented by the Manufacturing Institute honor women who are leaders within their companies and communities. Every year, they choose 130 people to recognize: 100 honorees and 30 emerging leaders under the age of 30. Wright was picked as an honoree.

“I was really quite flattered that all the accomplishments throughout my career were thought of highly enough to be selected out of thousands of applicants,” she said.

Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute, said Wright was selected as an honoree because of her contributions at Clarios and her work within the Appoquinimink School District.

“She was an

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Calian Selected to Provide Science and Technology Services for Department of National Defence Safety and Security Program – Press Release

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) has been selected by the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide as and when requested Science and Technology (S&T) research capabilities.

The Company has been awarded the contract under the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), DND’s national leader in defence science and technology.

Calian will support technology services for CSSP and about 21 federal departments and agencies, providing the ability to scale up Canada’s science and technology capabilities to meet specific operational requirements.

The contract has a term of up to five years and is valued at approximately $18 million over the full five-year period. Calian has partnered with C3 Human Factors, CogSim Technologies, SimFront Simulation Systems, CAE and Lansdowne Technologies to deliver the contract.

“Having been a part of the team that delivered the previous version of this

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National Science Foundation awards $1.3 million grant to MPC’s Marine Advanced Technology Education Center

The National Science Foundation awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant to the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center at Monterey Peninsula College to support community college students to participate in its global underwater robotics competition.



Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012.  (Monterey Herald file)


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Engineer Bob Tauscher and middle school teacher Paul Aunspaugh participate in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center at Monterey Peninsula College pool in 2012. (Monterey Herald file)

The center was established at MPC in 1997 with funding from the National Science Foundation. The Remote Operated Vehicle Competition was created as a core part of the center’s mission to educate and prepare students for the technical workforce. Remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, are used in a variety of underwater activities including construction and inspection, search and recovery, energy operations, aquaculture, national defense, conservation, and research and exploration by scientists such as those at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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Calian Selected to Provide Science and Technology Services for Department of National Defence …

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calian Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY) has been selected by the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide as and when requested Science and Technology (S&T) research capabilities.

The Company has been awarded the contract under the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), DND’s national leader in defence science and technology.

Calian will support technology services for CSSP and about 21 federal departments and agencies, providing the ability to scale up Canada’s science and technology capabilities to meet specific operational requirements.

The contract has a term of up to five years and is valued at approximately $18 million over the full five-year period. Calian has partnered with C3 Human Factors, CogSim Technologies, SimFront Simulation Systems, CAE and Lansdowne Technologies to deliver the contract.

“Having been a part of the team that delivered the previous version of this

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National Drive Electric EVent in Birmingham to showcase latest EV technology

Mark C. Bentley has served as the executive director of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition since August 2006.

Imagine there’s a simple way to save your family money, help the environment and support the creation of American jobs in one simple step.

It’s not science fiction. It’s the reality for motorists who have chosen to drive electric vehicles (EVs) instead of gasoline-powered cars and trucks and explains how EVs have emerged as the fastest-growing transportation vehicle segment.

Anyone wanting to get an up-close look at electric vehicles and learn more about them can visit The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham (in the parking lot in front of Betolla restaurant on Third Avenue South) on Saturday, Oct. 3. Electric car owners will be on hand from 8 a.m. until noon as part of a National Drive Electric Week EVent co-sponsored by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC), UAB Sustainability, Alabama

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Garmin again named Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 29, 2020–

Garmin ® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer 1, today announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the sixth consecutive year by members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) at its annual business meeting and awards presentation held virtually on Sept. 26. The coveted Manufacturer of the Year honor is given to the most recognized company in the marine electronics industry for excellence in product service and support in the field.

Garmin was also awarded four NMEA Product of Excellence awards in the multi-function display (MFD), autopilot, multi-media entertainment and mobile application—utility categories. These awards are voted on by professional NMEA dealers who specialize in installing marine electronics, qualified NMEA technicians and fellow marine electronics manufacturers.

“It’s a true honor to be the NMEA Manufacturer of the Year for six years running,” said

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National Math and Science Initiative Appoints First Chief Development Officer | News

DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Math and Science Initiative has named veteran fundraiser Laure O’Neal as its first chief development officer, charging her and a restructured fundraising team with diversifying the organization’s funding sources.

NMSI was founded in 2007 with generous support from the ExxonMobil Foundation, Texas Instruments Foundation and other corporate and philanthropic organizations. It continues to receive financial support from those and other organizations and is expanding its fundraising to more quickly reach additional students, teachers and school systems across the country.

“Laure brings two decades of experience in connecting corporate, foundation and individual givers with academic institutions and other organizations that support individuals and communities,” said NMSI CEO Bernard A. Harris, Jr. “I’m excited about the energy and expertise Laure brings to secure new support to reach more communities with our programs.”

NMSI started a transition in 2018 from primarily in-person supports and

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National Science Board – News

September 28, 2020

Today, the National Science Board (NSB) announced that Roderic Pettigrew will receive its prestigious Vannevar Bush Award. The award honors science and technology leaders who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the nation through public service in science, technology and public policy.

“Roderic Pettigrew’s passion and creativity have spurred innovation in biomedicine,” said Victor McCrary, Vice Chair of the National Science Board and Chair of the 2020 NSB Honorary Awards Subcommittee. “His reimagining of healthcare solutions is helping converge science fields, narrowing gaps between disciplines in a way that really impacts society. Pettigrew is helping us to see what might be, what could be, and what is possible.”  

Throughout his career, Pettigrew has worked to break down the boundaries between those working in the physical sciences and engineering and those working in medicine.

“It is an incredible honor to receive the Vannever Bush Award, which

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