Week of July 11, 2023
Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Urban Electric Mobility Infrastructure
The Urban Electric Mobility Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that helps urban communities plan and finance the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for various forms of electric mobility, including personal vehicles, transit, micro-mobility, and ride-sharing services. It caters to urban stakeholders and covers different types of electric mobility, from passenger vehicles to buses and trucks.
US & Taiwan Join Forces to Fund Semiconductor R&D Projects
The U.S. National Science Foundation and Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Council have jointly funded six semiconductor projects with $6 million. The projects focus on chip design and fabrication and involve various institutions, including UC Berkeley, Texas A&M University, and Stanford University. This collaboration is in line with the agreement between the two countries for cooperation in advanced semiconductor technology.
Webinar: Second Sourcing in Defense Acquisitions
“Second sourcing” refers to using multiple suppliers for comparable goods or services. While less common today, it is being reconsidered to enhance supply chain resilience in defense procurement, given recent events highlighting vulnerabilities. This July 20, 2023 webinar explores the feasibility and benefits of revitalizing second sourcing in a resource-constrained procurement environment.
Defense Innovation Unit Solicits Commercial Tech for Novel Responsible Space Delivery Program
The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is seeking commercial platforms to enable cargo delivery in space through the Novel Responsive Space Delivery program. Selected companies will develop autonomous delivery systems for Earth-to-space and space-to-Earth transportation. The program aims to include larger payloads, suborbital delivery, and autonomous “last mile” distribution. DIU expects flight-ready prototypes within 90 days and emphasizes the need to minimize orbital debris. The deadline for responses is July 17.
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Army Awards $36M EW-Cyber System Deal to Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $36.7 million contract by the U.S. Army for the second phase of the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) – Echelons Above Brigade (TLS-EAB) program. The TLS-EAB aims to provide optimized signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and cyberspace support operations for Joint All Domain Operational forces. The system will enhance situational awareness and disrupt adversary signals. The prototype will be developed at Lockheed Martin’s Syracuse facility.
Google Expands Flood Forecasting Platform to 80 Countries
Google is expanding its Flood Hub AI platform to 80 countries, providing advanced flood forecasting up to seven days in advance to 460 million people. The platform uses AI and diverse data sources to predict riverine floods, enabling governments, aid organizations, and individuals to take timely action. Google is also working to integrate flood forecasting alerts into Search and Maps. The initiative is part of Google’s Crisis Response work to provide trusted information and resources during critical events. Additionally, Google.org collaborates with organizations to establish offline alerting networks in vulnerable communities.
Lockheed Martin Mentoring 3 Small Businesses Under Next Generation Interceptor Program
Lockheed Martin has selected three small businesses, Marotta Controls, Space Information Labs, and Valley Tech Systems, as part of its Next Generation Interceptor program. Through the Mentor-Protégé Program, Lockheed Martin will collaborate with these companies to enhance their capabilities and strengthen the defense industrial base. The initiative involves potential two-year contracts to mature advanced engineering and technology capabilities.
Event: Unmanned Task Force Industry Briefing
The Department of the Navy (DON) Unmanned Task Force (UTF) invites existing and new industry partners to learn about the US Navy’s critical operational problems and current needs in the development, prototyping, and employment of unmanned systems during a two-hour classified briefing session in Arlington, VA on 27 July 2023. The target audience is existing and new industry partners who are United States citizens, possess at least a SECRET clearance, and desire to learn more about the US Navy’s use of unmanned systems.
DHS Awards $3.15M to 20 U.S. Small Businesses for Proof-of-Concept Research
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program announced yesterday that it has awarded a total of $3,150,000 in research contracts to 20 small businesses to address seven homeland security technology needs. Topic areas for the projects include accurate and real-time detection of cyber attacks, air cargo manifest analysis, first responder credentialing, machine learning-based alarm resolution sensors, communications technologies, infrastructure protection, and classification methodologies.
Technology Modernization Fund Announces 5 New Digital Services and Cybersecurity Investments
The General Services Administration’s Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) has announced five new investments. The National Transportation Safety Board, Bureau of Land Management, and Department of Veterans Affairs will use the funding for digital services, while the Department of Labor and Environmental Protection Agency will focus on cybersecurity. The investments aim to improve digital content delivery, digitize land records, enhance service delivery, and strengthen cybersecurity. TMF has provided over $750 million across 45 investments in 27 agencies. The administration has requested $200 million for the fund in the fiscal 2024 budget.
PSF-In Depth Analysis: SBIR/STTR – Trends and Opportunities
Excited to announce the release of our SBIR/STTR report – the first of Public Spend Forum‘s series on investments in critical tech. The questions we are focusing on:
•How are investments aligned by critical tech?
•Where geographic regions/clusters are emerging across the country?
•What use cases and needs is technology addressing?
•Which agencies are investing in similar tech areas and use cases?
•What types of investments are being commercialized and lead to commercial capital (in progress)?
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