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A potential conflict on Earth that escalates into space has prompted the Air Force to find an extra $5 billion to spend on offensive and defensive systems to protect national security satellites.
The Army’s effort to introduce unmanned vehicles into its inventory has slowed as the service’s budget tightens and questions remain on how the technology will be used.
Experts agree that the future of unmanned underwater vehicles is bright, with more investment expected from both the government and commercial sector. However, power generation continues to be a conundrum for engineers.

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Innovation and the Defense Industrial Base
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter generated quite a buzz during his recent trip to Silicon Valley, and for good reason. It has been a generation since former Secretary Bill Perry traveled to this recognized home of high-tech innovation.
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Industry Tees Up Policy Issues for 2016
The Beltway establishment is looking to a new administration to take on issues that have long been festering among defense contractors.
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Double Down on Military Basic Research
Cutting basic and applied research accounts at government-funded labs that create such technologies is shortsighted. If anything, the budget request should be doubling down.
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