SBA to Hold Town Hall for the Lumbee Community

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced it will hold a town hall for the Lumbee Community on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event marks the SBA’s first, significant outreach event in Robeson County and for the Lumbee tribe.

The town hall will include a brief SBA presentation and a panel discussion also featuring the SBA as well as its resource partners: Small Business and Technology Development Center, SCORE, Women’s Business Center, Veterans Business Outreach Center, and Robeson Community College Small Business Center. 

SBA Announces Inaugural Small Business Cyber Summit to Take Place During National Cybersecurity Month

On October 26, the SBA Will Convene Experts from the Cybersecurity and Business Worlds to Share Best Practices and Practical Tools to Help Small Businesses Bolster Their Cyber Defenses

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the agency will host a free, virtual National Cyber Summit on Oct.

Hurricane Recovery and Doing Business with FEMA

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FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. This is the top focus of everybody working for or with FEMA in the field. Once there is a presidential declaration of a major disaster or emergency, FEMA coordinates and collaborates with federal, state, local and tribal agencies to get assistance to survivors.

ARPA-E Announces Up to $10 Million to Study Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions

ARPA-E announced up to $10 million in funding to establish clear practices to determine whether low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) could be the basis for a potentially transformative carbon-free energy source. The funding is part of ARPA-E’s LENR Exploratory Topic, which aims to break the stalemate of research in this space.

ARPA-E Intends to Announce $31 Million to Further Develop New Technology for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

ARPA-E intends to announce $31 million in funding through phase two of its Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program. The ATLANTIS program focuses on novel forms of systems engineering of floating offshore wind systems to drive down costs.

Former Astronaut Returns to Teach at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

As a Coast Guard aviator, retired Captain Dan Burbank served at Coast Guard Air Stations in Elizabeth City, N.C. Former astronaut and is returning to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to serve as a Professor of Practice in the Mechanical Engineering program.