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Oct. 13, 2016

DIUx Official: Working At 'Speed of Business' to Bring Tech to Warfighters

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, is working at a sprint to attract innovators and bring cutting-edge technologies to the warfighter, according to Raj Shah, the unit's managing partner.

Oct. 11, 2016

DoD Spectrum Team Receives National Intelligence Meritorious Award

Teams from nearly every federal agency, including the Defense Department, are working on strategies and technologies to make the most agile use of the radio frequency spectrum -- where smartphones, wireless, TV and an exploding number of other devices vie for bandwidth.

Oct. 11, 2016

Defense Business Board Previews Presidential Transition

In a 112-page report, the Defense Business Board has outlined the issues and tasks that will face Defense Department leaders during the transition after the presidential election in November.

Oct. 3, 2016

Improvised Threats Organization Becomes Part of Defense Threat Reduction Agency

The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, formerly known as the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, has come under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

Sept. 23, 2016

Transcom Releases Forward-Looking Strategy for Future Success

U.S. Transportation Command has released a new strategy designed to help the command navigate the uncertain future it faces, Transcom officials said.

Sept. 21, 2016

Deputy Secretary Discusses Third Offset, First Organizational Construct

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work discussed key elements of DoD's Third Offset Strategy and its first organizational construct at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber conference.

Sept. 21, 2016

U.S. Must Maintain Strongest Military in World, Dunford Tells Airmen

The U.S. military is unrivaled in the world, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting in National Harbor, Md.

Sept. 14, 2016

Carter Opens DIUx Outpost in Texas

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the opening of the Pentagon’s third location for its technology startup, Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, this time extending the department's outreach to Austin, Texas.

Aug. 24, 2016

Force of the Future Aims to Increase Military’s Geographic Diversity

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said many times that the majority of enlisted military recruits come from just six states and that he would like to see a more diverse recruitment pool. Some of his Force of the Future proposals are aimed at this issue.

Aug. 9, 2016

Army’s ‘Mad Scientist’ Initiative Looks at Future Differently

The commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. David G. Perkins, challenged military, industry and academic leaders attending the Mad Scientist Conference at Georgetown University to think differently about the future.

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