Stew Magnuson

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Stew Magnuson is the Editor in Chief of National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Research and Development

    DARPA Pushes ‘Mosaic Warfare’ Concept

    November 16, 2018

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is known for developing cutting edge weapon systems and technology, but when it came time to celebrate its 60th anniversary at a big conference held at National Harbor, Maryland, in September, it was a concept its leaders wanted to talk about.

  • Defense Department

    Editor's Notes: Scapegoating Won't Solve Industrial Base Woes

    November 15, 2018

    The Trump administration released its long-awaited report on the health of the defense industrial base with little fanfare.

  • Contracting

    GAO: Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable Contract Criteria Remain Fuzzy

    November 14, 2018

    The Defense Department has not yet instituted new congressionally mandated changes to the criteria for lowest price, technically acceptable contracts, a Government Accountability Office report released Nov. 13 found.

  • Air Power

    Navy’s F-35 Helmet Problem Fixed With TV Technology

    October 31, 2018

    A burst of green light in F-35 helmets that was plaguing Navy pilots landing their aircraft at night has been solved using a component found in many consumer televisions.

  • Army News

    Army Serious About Fielding 6.8 Caliber Round

    October 29, 2018

    “Right now, the feedback looks like we are going to a 6.8 caliber round,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said recently.

  • Army News

    New Army Applications Lab to Serve as 'Concierge' for Startups

    October 23, 2018

    A new organization under Army Futures Command will seek to bridge the so-called “valley of death” where good technologies developed in laboratories fail to make it to useful products for warfighters.

  • Emerging Technologies

    A Dangerous New Class of Weapons Emerges

    October 19, 2018

    Victims of this apparent attack first heard a mysterious sound seemingly emanating from their own ears. Pain, feelings of vertigo, nausea ensued and later some were diagnosed with neurological damage.

  • Army News

    Analysis: Army Makes Pivot Toward Acquisition Respectability

    October 11, 2018

    For those who have attended the Army’s big annual October conference in Washington, D.C., in the past, 2018 marked a change from the rhetoric of years’ past.