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Revolutionizing American manufacturing

A major focus of the current administration is revitalizing American manufacturing. Over the last two years, billions of dollars have been set aside to support the industry, and new technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way things are made. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership has helped millions of manufacturers learn new technologies, grow efficiency and […]


Government Matters – Funding clean energy, Modernizing American manufacturing, Changes at the US-Mexico border – January 12, 2023

Wyatt Merrill of the Department of Energy on the American-Made Challenges program, Pravina Raghavan of NIST on modernizing American manufacturers & David Bier of the Cato Institute on changes at the border


Funding innovation for clean energy

The Department of Energy’s American-Made program drives innovation through prize challenges, offering millions of dollars in funding for clean energy solutions. The American-Made Challenges program is different in that it funds prizes instead of grants, Wyatt Merrill, technology manager for the Building Technologies Office at the Department of Energy, said. The office is looking for […]


Military service members struggle with food insecurity

Congress has directed the secretary of defense to report on food insecurity among service members and their dependents. The secretary’s office asked the RAND Corporation to provide research on that issue. Food insecurity among service members has been an issue for a while, Thomas Trail, senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation said. The data […]


Water crisis in the Colorado River Basin

The Lower Basin of the Colorado River is now operating in a tier 2 shortage condition for the first time ever. That means states like Arizona and Nevada must now reduce their consumption of the river’s water. The Colorado River supplies water to 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland, Camille Calimlim Touton, […]


Modernizing technology to aid defense

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is set to release an artificial intelligence strategy to sharpen the country’s technological edge over its adversaries. The DIA is unique in that it is a service provider of different functions, including foundational military intelligence, Doug Cossa, CIO of DIA, explained. Cossa has new initiatives to attract and retain talent, […]


Government Matters – New AI defense strategy, Drought in the Colorado River Basin, Food insecurity in the military – January 10, 2023

Doug Cossa with Defense Intelligence Agency on its new AI strategy, Camille Calimlim Touton with Bureau of Reclamation on the depletion of the Colorado River Basin and Tom Trail with the RAND Corporation on food insecurity in the military.


Empowering workers overseas

This year, the Department of Labor is rolling out a program called the Multilateral Partnership for Organizing, Worker Empowerment, and Rights (M-POWER). It’s meant to promote workers’ rights abroad. Protecting workers’ rights abroad to form independent democratic unions is essential to democracy building, which this administration values, Thea Lee, deputy undersecretary for international affairs at […]

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