The U.S. Army held a series of pitches in August to find the best ideas from small businesses to apply to Army challenges. Panels of Army judges heard pitches in Chicago, Illinois; Burlington, Massachusetts; and Frederick, Maryland. Shown is one of the panels. (Photo credit: U.S. Army)

The DOE QuantISED grants will fund initiatives related to quantum computing. These include the simulation of advanced quantum devices that will improve quantum computing simulations and the development of novel electronics to work with large arrays of ultracold qubits. (Photo credit: Fermilab)

One longstanding effort of the program is hosting vendor fairs onsite at Jefferson Lab to allow the end users of the goods and services to meet with vendors and tradespersons. (Photo credit: Jefferson Lab)

A government attendee tries on a virtual reality headset as a vendor discusses his company’s product during the first-ever Spark Collider held Aug. 13, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Sponsored by AFWERX in collaboration with other Air Force organizations, the event attracted representatives from small businesses to combine innovative ideas with vendors yielding products and policies that benefit the Air Force. (Photo credit: Kyle Fetter)

The Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced the signing of contracts with Cray, Inc. to build the NNSA’s first exascale supercomputer, “El Capitan.” (Photo credit: LLNL)

Respiratory therapist Catherine Abee displays her invention, the heat-enhanced pulse oximeter, while in the company of colleagues at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. (Photo credit: Bill George)

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