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  • Science and Engineering Technology

    September 2018

    The STEM Pipeline Will Only Grow Smaller

    It has been nearly 20 years since the STEM acronym entered the public consciousness. Science, technology, engineering and math. The alarm was sounded: the nation was not doing a good enough job producing the expertise needed to fill jobs in these fields.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    September 2018

    DARPA Spending $2 Billion to Advance AI Technologies

    The Defense Research Projects Agency will spend $2 billion over the next five years on the “AI Next” program to advance the science of artificial intelligence, its director announced Sept. 7, the final day of the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration.
  • Air Force News

    September 2018

    Air Force to Roll Out New S&T Strategy

    The Air Force is preparing to release a new science and technology strategy that will guide it through the 2030s, said Heather Wilson, the service’s secretary Sept. 5.
  • Science and Engineering Technology

    September 2018

    Education Key to Keeping Strong Industrial Base

    By Wesley Hallman
    The National Defense Industrial Association’s calling is simple and compelling. It believes in a strong national defense and a U.S. defense industrial base that provides the best possible capabilities and services to the nation’s forces to keep them superior to any potential adversary or competitor.
  • Research and Development

    August 2018

    IARPA-Funded Initiatives Could Thwart Biothreats

    By Vivienne Machi
    The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has enlisted Ginkgo Bioworks — a Boston-based synthetic DNA company — in several initiatives meant to get ahead of potential biological threats such as infectious disease outbreaks or even bioterrorism.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    July 2018

    The Imperative for Artificial Intelligence

    By Frank J. Michael and Shane Shaneman
    The United States enjoys a long track record of dominating conventional military operations, driven in large part by our technological superiority — the nation’s ability to develop new capabilities and rapidly integrate them into military operations.
  • Chem Bio Protection

    June 2018

    Study Group: Synthetic Biology Could Pose a Major Threat to the United States

    By Sonja Jordan
    Synthetic biology, the field that explores the engineering and creation of organisms not found in the natural world, can benefit society when it comes to healthcare and other fields. But it also poses a threat to the United States, according to a recent study group report released June 19.
  • Training and Simulation

    June 2018

    Virtual Training Enables Joint Army, Air Force Exercise

    By Vivienne Machi
    Air Force program managers and industry recently came together to quickly develop realistic virtual training scenarios for Army Rangers as joint simulation training increasingly helps the services keep key courses current.
  • Infotech

    June 2018

    Algorithmic Warfare: Pentagon Eyeing AI Center for Tech Development

    A new center to further develop artificial intelligence for military applications is in the works at the Pentagon.
  • Budget

    May 2018

    Army S&T Money Focused on ‘Big Six’ Priorities

    The bulk of the Army’s science and technology investments over the next five years are slated to support its “big six” modernization priorities, as the service aims to acquire new high-tech equipment in preparation for potential conflicts with peer competitors.
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