Washington, DC - Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that a leading consortium of 89 manufacturers, universities, and non-profits organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will spearhead a new manufacturing innovation institute in partnership with the Department of Defense focused on securing U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing.

Santa Rita, Guam - Commander, Submarine Group 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy March 30-31 at Polaris Point, Naval Base Guam.

Washington, DC - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final version of a document outlining its process for developing cryptographic standards and guidelines. NIST Cryptographic Standards and Guidelines Development Process (NISTIR 7977) is an integral part of NIST’s effort to ensure a robust, widely understood and participatory process for developing cryptography, which is the technology used to store and transmit data in a particular form so it can only be read or processed by the intended recipient.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State is proud to present the first-ever Diplomacy Lab Project Fair and Wonk Tank Final Competition on Friday, April 1, in the Marshall Center at the U.S. Department of State. The morning Diplomacy Lab session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the afternoon Wonk Tank session will begin at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and open to the press.

San Francisco, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following statement in honor of Cesar Chavez Day:

Washington, DC - As the sizes of computer chips in electronic devices continue to shrink, traditional measurement tools (e.g., microscopes utilizing visible light) are no longer capable of examining surface features, which can be just tens of nanometers. In order to examine these tiny features, researchers use tools such as the critical dimension atomic force microscope (CD-AFM), which measures features by dragging its ≈10 nm tip across the subject’s surface much like a record player needle pulling across a record’s grooves.