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November 15th, 2007
Hutchison, a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, has secured $2.4 million for Houston in the Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Appropriations conference report.
The secured funds will support efforts of the Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and Technology (CONTACT) to provide advanced security and important new technologies for the United States. CONTACT will use this funding to develop breakthrough nanomaterial technologies to improve energy storage, energy generation and actuation. CONTACT will also develop important military systems including optical communications systems and infrared and ultraviolet detectors for the U.S. Air Force. Members of the consortium include the University of Houston, the University of Texas and Rice University.
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