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April 18, 2018

Service Members Seeing First Fruits of Army Acquisition Changes

Changes in the Army acquisition process mean new technology will get to the field faster, including enhanced binocular night-vision goggles, said Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy, who visited Fort Belvoir, Va., to see projects in development.

April 18, 2018

DoD Must Be More Agile in Technology Development, Official Says

The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering told lawmakers.

April 9, 2018

DoD Official Highlights Value of Artificial Intelligence to Future Warfare

While conventional warfare remains an integral part of national defense, it is vital to expand the defense strategy to include artificial intelligence, a senior DoD official said at the New America Future of War Conference in Washington.

April 6, 2018

Cyber Students Learn While Gaming

Two students at the Naval Postgraduate School here have created a way to bridge a training gap in U.S. military cyber operations -- through a game they developed.

April 3, 2018

Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference

Air Force Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Air Force Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, are both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters.

March 29, 2018

Deputy Secretary Explains Priorities in Evolving the Future Force

As the Defense Department examines the path toward evolution of the nation’s future military force, “we’re going to change that word to revolution,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

March 26, 2018

Leap-Ahead Technology to Increase Soldier Readiness in Future Battles

To provide overmatch against potential near-peer future adversaries, the Army has identified the next-generation combat vehicle and future vertical lift programs as the second and third priority in its six-prong modernization strategy.

March 21, 2018

Senior DoD Official Discusses Future of Directed Energy Weapons

There is a recognition that superpower competition is again on the rise, and the United States must modernize its military if it wants to maintain its position of global pre-eminence, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said.

March 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Earns First ‘Spark Tank’ Innovation Award

Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, an aircraft refueling boom operator with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, won the inaugural Air Force Spark Tank Competition Cup for his proposal to reengineer the boom operator platform position for the entire KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueler fleet. He asked the Air Force for $1.5 million to implement his innovation.

March 6, 2018

Speedier Acquisition Needed to Stay Competitive, Defense Official Says

The Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said.

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