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  • Research and Development

    March 2019

    SPECIAL REPORT: Defense Community Slow to Grasp Potential of Quantum-Based Tech

    CHICAGO — Four stories underground — encased in several feet of concrete — is the University of Chicago’s new nanofabrication facility, where researchers apply the principles of quantum physics to real-world problems and technologies.
  • Air Force News

    February 2019

    AIR WARFARE SYMPOSIUM NEWS: Sec. Wilson: New Air Force S&T Strategy ‘Very Close to Being Done’

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Air Force’s new science-and-technology strategy will be released soon, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Feb. 28.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    December 2018

    Algorithmic Warfare: AI Ecosystem Needed to Enhance Security

    For artificial intelligence to reach its full potential, both industry and government will need to foster an “AI ecosystem,” a new study found.
  • 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.
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