Vivienne Machi

Staff Writer

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Vivienne Machi is a Staff Writer for National Defense Magazine.

Recent Articles

  • Defense Contracting

    Strong Military Spending Propels Industry Mergers

    May 16, 2018

    Expected boosts in defense spending are encouraging companies to broaden their portfolios through mergers and acquisitions to better provide high-end capabilities to the U.S. military, according to a recent report.

  • Emerging Technologies

    Air Force Preparing for Hypersonic Tests

    May 15, 2018

    The Air Force is gearing up for hypersonic tests as the Defense Department seeks to keep pace with China and Russia, Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski said May 15.

  • Special Operations

    Special Operators Seek New Tech to Remain Stealthy

    May 15, 2018

    Today’s special operators must prepare for combat situations around the globe and against adversaries with increasingly sophisticated technology. Special Operations Command is working to provide commandos with products that help to reduce signature footprints through camouflage, signal reduction and other means, while remaining cost-effective and lightweight.

  • Special Operations

    SOCOM Setting Records for Unmanned Systems Procurement

    May 14, 2018

    The U.S. military is broadly embracing commercial off-the-shelf unmanned aerial vehicles that can carry intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads in small packages and at a lower cost. And Special Operations Command is no exception.

  • Land Forces

    New Design to Reduce Weight of Handheld Shields

    May 14, 2018

    Honeywell has partnered with a designer of body armor and tactical protective gear to develop a new design for its Spectra Shield ballistic protective material which can reduce the weight of handheld shields by up to 20 percent.

  • Special Operations

    SOCOM Replenishing Precision-Guided Weapon Stockpiles

    May 11, 2018

    Special Operations Command is seeking its biggest procurement package for precision-guided munitions in several years, as it works to replenish stockpiles after years of counterterrorism missions and to equip its platforms for future high-end conflicts.

  • Manufacturing

    Pentagon Supporting Manufacturing Needs to Build Critical Capabilities (UPDATED)

    May 10, 2018

    A small office within the office of the secretary of defense is looking to support the manufacturing required to build the Pentagon’s biggest capability needs, including directed energy tools, hypersonics and fuse technologies, while promoting and encouraging U.S.-based manufacturing.

  • Cyber

    Cybersecurity Tool Tracks Adversaries Faster

    May 07, 2018

    The Defense Department and other government agencies can now benefit from an updated cybersecurity platform that actively pursues adversaries within networks worldwide.