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  • Acquisition

    November 2023

    Unwavering Adherence to Regulations Shortchanges Warfighters

    According to the late Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, who referred to himself as the acquisition czar, 10,000 contracting officers award 10 million contracts each year. The almost total, literally sacrosanct utilization of the FAR has resulted in a broken acquisition system putting U.S. national security — and specifically the warfighters — at risk.
  • Defense Department

    October 2023

    Leveraging America's Diverse STEM Talent

    By Jordan Chase and Wilson Miles
    The United States has enjoyed decades of defense technological superiority over its greatest rivals, but this gap has begun to close. While adversaries develop increasingly robust science and technology ecosystems, the United States faces an ongoing science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, workforce shortage. The nation is unlikely to maintain its advantage without doing more to attract and retain the talent that underpins many of its greatest technological achievements.
  • Cyber

    October 2023

    Convergence of AI, Modeling, Simulation Has Huge Implications

    By James Robb
    Because while the modeling and simulation world has been slowly improving lives over time, it is now on a collision course with your destiny. Behind every simulator, intelligent agent (iPhone), synthetic environment or autonomous entity, there is modeling and simulation.
  • Army News

    October 2023

    Army Makes Unified Network a Top Priority

    By National Defense Staff
    “Our number one priority when it comes to transformation is the network,” the new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George declared in one of his first major speeches since being sworn in.
  • Emerging Technologies

    October 2023

    Tech Company Charging into Soldier Power

    Battery power is one of the constraints on expeditionary operations, and a Massachusetts-based company is working to extend mission duration with a thermal photovoltaic power generator.
  • Defense Innovation

    October 2023

    Army Locked In on Transformation, Modernization

    By Michael Bayer
    As U.S. strategies reorient the Defense Department and military services to a return of great power competition, the Army is shifting the service’s primary focus from fighting formations at the tactical level back to the capabilities and capacities required to fight at the echelons of Army corps and divisions.
  • Global Defense Market

    September 2023

    Will U.S., India Pact Boost Defense Innovation?

    Driven in part by the need to pull powerful countries from the orbit of its peer competitors, the United States has entered into a new strategic technology partnership with India, but regulatory hurdles could limit the near-term impact of the agreement.
  • Global Defense Market

    August 2023

    U.S. Quantum Tech Firm Teams with Australia to Develop GPS Alternative

    Quantum technology company Q-CTRL has announced a partnership with the Australian Department of Defence to advance quantum-assured navigation capabilities for military and security applications. Quantum-enhanced navigation will allow users to position accurately over long periods when GPS is unavailable or untrustworthy.
  • Defense Innovation

    August 2023

    JUST IN: Defense Innovation Unit Needs to Support Strategic Deterrence, Director Says

    The Defense Innovation Unit has demonstrated success in delivering commercial technology to customers in the Defense Department but needs to take the next step and deliver at a speed and scale that can deter adversaries, said the new director of the unit.
  • Emerging Technologies

    August 2023

    Pentagon Mapping Wearable Sensor Tech

    Various Defense Department agencies and labs for the past decade have also been looking at how the emerging field of “wearables” could benefit warfighters in battle zones. Now, the Pentagon is looking to get a handle on all the programs that are underway and to come up with a roadmap for the technology’s future.
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