BudgetFebruary 12, 2018
The Trump administration on Feb. 12 requested a $74 billion increase in the overall Defense Department budget for fiscal year 2019.
Robotics and Autonomous SystemsFebruary 09, 2018
The Army is on a path to field up to 5,700 squad multi-purpose equipment transport robotic vehicles in a winner-takes-all competition that may wrap up as early as 2019.
Acquisition ProgramsFebruary 01, 2018
An advisory group empaneled to help streamline the Defense Department’s moribund acquisition system proposed eliminating 165 government-unique contract clauses, 13 acquisition offices, and repealing 20 statutory reporting requirements that act as barriers to the procurement of commercial items for military use.
EnergyJanuary 29, 2018
Late in December, and to little fanfare, the Department of Interior and USGS released “Critical Mineral Resources of the United States: Economic and Environmental Geology and Prospects for Future Supply.”
Land ForcesJanuary 22, 2018
The U.S. military land vehicle industrial base suffered a “catastrophic” decline after the era of big defense budgets ended in 2008, a report released Jan. 22 said.
Emerging TechnologiesJanuary 12, 2018
Placing a high-energy laser weapon on a ship is “easier said than done,” said a Navy official. Nevertheless, the service is methodically moving toward the day when directed energy weapons are part of its arsenal.
SpaceJanuary 05, 2018
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson praised the innovation she sees in the commercial space industry while also lamenting that the service is not able to integrate these new technologies into its own programs quick enough.
Emerging TechnologiesJanuary 02, 2018
Change, as they say, is constant. And that goes for whether one is developing cutting-edge technology, monitoring the Byzantine Defense Department acquisition regime, or producing a magazine that covers these two constantly shifting topics.