Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Defense Department serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops - on and off the battlefield.
The Forensic Exploitation Laboratory Central Command is one of the many facilities where enemy weapons such as IEDs are analyzed by highly trained and educated professionals in various disciplines of forensic science. Story
Five university-industry teams were selected for the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative, a pilot program supporting research collaboration focused on accelerating the impact of research on defense capabilities, Pentagon officials announced. Story
Five years after a proof-of-concept mission, the MQ-9 Reaper drone has developed into a key asset in California’s fight against wildfires. Story
The USCGC Healy is the country's newest and most technologically-advanced polar icebreaker with the primary mission to function as a world-class high latitude research platform with emphasis on Arctic science. Ride along with the Healy during its first mission of 2017.
Diving in the Arctic: Healy's Underwater Mission
Arctic Technology: USCGC Healy's Unique Mission
Engineer of the Watch: Haley Talks Healy
Tour a Polar Icebreaker: Captain Tlapa Takes us Aboard
Basic research and science performed in the Defense Department laboratory enterprise sustains the U.S. military technological advantage and maintains long-term superiority in all warfighting domains, defense officials said.
Full Event: Pentagon Hosts 2nd Biennial DoD Lab Day
On Aug. 4 in Las Vegas seven computers competed in the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge, aiming to prove that machines can find and fix software flaws at network speed with no human help.
Seven teams whose cyber reasoning bots played in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Grand Challenge proved that machines by themselves could find and fix software safety problems in a simplified version of the code used everywhere, every day. Story
Three teams earned prize money in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Grand Challenge, but all seven finalists received awards for their substantial contributions to creating the world's first autonomous bug-hunting machines. Story
Mike Walker, program manager for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Cyber Grand Challenge, said seven computers will compete in the first all-machine cyber defense tournament. Story
Cyber Grand Challenge: Using Autonomous Bots to Hunt Software Bugs
Capture the Flag
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Plan X cyber warfare program engineers have done the foundational work to create for the first time a common operating picture for warriors in cyberspace. Story
DARPA: New Technologies for National Security
Defense Department leaders showed their support for the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., April 15, 2016, by providing learning activities for children that highlighted science, technology, engineering and math. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said these skills are essential for service members who rely on science and engineering daily.
DoD Tech Chief Speaks at Science, Engineering Festival
DoD Engages Children in Science, Technology Learning
Students of all ages keen on science, technology, engineering and mathematics enjoyed a bit of futuristic fun at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Story
DoD STEM is pleased to join other federal agencies for National Week at the Labs to inspire young people's interest in science and technology.
The civilian and military personnel at the laboratories here are working on cutting-edge technologies to maximize human performance, protect the warfighter, and secure the nation. Story
Work Participates in National Week at the Labs
Deputy Secretary Tours Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Lab
A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Story
On the first day of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotic Challenge Finals here yesterday, one human-robot team had a perfect score and many others got high scores on what event organizers determined to be the hardest course any robot has ever tackled. Story
Darpa Robotics Challenge Finals
Advancing at the Speed of Relevance