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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 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.

March 2, 2018

Connecting ‘Eyes in the Sky’ to Boots on the Ground

The ability to remote-pilot the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle is made possible by a unique group of airmen in the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

March 1, 2018

DoD to Hold Cloud Acquisition Industry Day

The Defense Department will host an industry day for its cloud acquisition effort to reinforce the commitment to attaining the best value for the American people by emphasizing the importance of fair trade and open competition.

March 1, 2018

DARPA Chief Describes Promising Future Technologies

The director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said the organization will use enhanced funding for new technologies to defend the homeland, bolster deterrence and aid service members engaged in counterinsurgency fights.

Feb. 26, 2018

Military Sports Medicine Doctors Support Olympic Athletes

Military doctors with ties to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences sports medicine program have a history of supporting Olympic athletes -- the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was no exception.

Feb. 21, 2018

DoD Highlights Achievements, Celebrates Engineers Week

Defense Department engineers are continually seeking to incorporate ideas and leverage new technologies to support the warfighter and DoD priorities, the acting deputy assistant of defense for systems engineering said during the annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.

Feb. 7, 2018

Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes

As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.

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