Week of June 13, 2023
Department of Defense Supply Chain Risk Management Framework
Key Takeaways from Supply Chain Risk Management Framework issued by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment:
– Working group across DoD, academia and industry to develoop SCRM framework
– Mapped Stakeholders and Communities of Interest- Identified Lines of Effort
– Reviewed frameworks inside of DoD and through input from industry and academia
– Most importantly, draft Taxonomy into 12 categories; two were highlighted by both industry and academia as most important (Production Quality/Design and Tech/Cybersecurity)
4. Foreign Influence
7. Human Capital
12. Production Quality/Design
White House Extends Software Attestation Deadline
Starting June 12, agencies are no longer required to collect software security attestation forms from contractors, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Agencies will begin collecting attestations for critical software within three months of the finalized common attestation form by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The agencies have six months from the form’s finalization to collect attestations for all third-party software. The OMB memo also clarified that agencies should collect attestations from software producers, exempt proprietary but freely available software, and emphasized the need for secure software development.
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CHIPS and Science Act Spurs $140B in Private Semiconductor R&D Investments
The CHIPS and Science Act has spurred over $140 billion in private sector investment to boost semiconductor research, development, and manufacturing in the United States. Companies like Applied Materials are committing billions for chip development, including a $4 billion investment in a research and development center in California.
Collaboration and Standardization Are Key to DOD’s Battery Strategy, Meeting U.S. Energy Objectives
Deputy Defense Secretary Hicks emphasizes the importance of a strong battery supply chain for military capabilities and national security. The Defense Department relies on batteries for various functions, but supply chain and integration issues pose challenges. By leveraging the commercial market, the department can improve affordability and take advantage of global auto industry investments.
DOE Opens Draft Critical Materials Assessment to Public Feedback
The Department of Energy is seeking public input to enhance its Critical Materials Assessment, which informs the country’s energy supply strategies. The DOE is particularly interested in improving the analysis methodology and welcomes feedback until June 20.
NASA SBIR Ignite Program Aims to Boost Small Businesses
NASA SBIR Ignite is part of the federal government’s SBIR/STTR program, aiming to boost innovative small businesses in federally-funded R&D. NASA focuses on funding ideas that align with commercial market needs and support aeronautics and space technology development. This coming solicitation will be opening July 12th.
DHS S&T Concludes Testing for Carbon-Free H2@Rescue Vehicle for Disaster Preparedness
The DHS S&T has completed tests on the H2@Rescue Emergency Relief Truck, a hydrogen fuel cell/battery hybrid vehicle providing on-site power for up to 72 hours during disasters. It operates quietly, emits no exhaust, and offers increased operational flexibility for first responders. The vehicle will be transferred to Accelera by Cummins for potential future research and development.
Biden-Harris Administration Announces $80 Million To Strengthen American Manufacturing
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $80 million in grant funding to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency recommendations by small- and medium-sized manufacturing firms (SMMs). The DOE’s Industrial Assessment Center and Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership programs provide assessments to identify energy efficiency opportunities for SMMs. The grants will support projects that modernize facilities, enhance cybersecurity, and promote the use of smart and advanced manufacturing technologies. SMMs can receive up to $300,000 in funding per entity to implement assessment recommendations.
The Battery Show: North America
The Battery Show brings together engineers, business leaders, top-industry companies, and innovative thinkers to discover ground-breaking products and create powerful solutions for the future.
Date of the Event: Sep 12-14, 2023
NSF Invests in Radar Development for Weather Observation, Prediction
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research has received $91.8 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for the development of an airborne phased array radar (APAR). The APAR will be attached to an aircraft to observe severe weather events, providing 3D views and high-resolution measurements for improved weather prediction models. The project will be led by research teams from various institutions.
Accelerating Innovation and Managing Risk through Deep Market and Supply Chain Intelligence
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- Discuss goals and use cases (key questions) for deep market and supplier intelligence
- Explore challenges and solutions including data, research best practices, and supplier engagement
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NIST unveils new leadership team to drive semiconductor innovation
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formed the CHIPS Research and Development Office to lead efforts in advancing U.S. semiconductor manufacturing. The office, established after the passage of the CHIPS Act, will oversee programs dedicated to semiconductor technology and innovation. The office will manage semiconductor programs, manufacturing institutes, and the CHIPS Metrology research and development program. The aim is to strengthen U.S. leadership in semiconductor research and development.
Biden-Harris Administration Releases First-Ever National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap to Build a Clean Energy Future
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, which outlines plans to accelerate the production, delivery, and use of clean hydrogen as an energy carrier with low carbon emissions. The strategy aims to create a strong clean energy economy, achieve decarbonization goals, and generate new jobs. The strategy focuses on strategic uses, cost reduction, and regional networks. The document was developed in collaboration with various stakeholders and will be updated periodically.
Case Study: Microelectronics Capital Flow Analysis
Above is a sneak peek at our work using PSF’s AI-MI™ (AI for Market Intelligence) on the capital flow data in FY2018-2022 for the semiconductors market which gives a directional view of the comparison between government R&D funding and private capital investments.
Customer Testimonial: Deep Tech and Market Analysis with Air Force Research Labs
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