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  • Research and Development

    October 2019

    ‘Second Bold Era’ of S&T Requires More Funding

    A White House memorandum on fiscal year 2021 administration research-and-development budget priorities strikes many good notes as it seeks to guide federal departments and agencies on their budget proposals, which are due in February.
  • Global Defense Market

    August 2019

    Make China Pay for Pulling the Rare Earth Card

    In May 2014, then-Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin threatened to cut off the supply of Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines to the United States as the two great powers tussled diplomatically about the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Acquisition

    August 2019

    The Road to Acquisition Reform ‘Nirvana’

    Ninety-nine years of magazines sit in a bookcase located in the association’s office. What began as Army Ordnance in July 1920 would eventually morph into National Defense.
  • Viewpoint

    July 2019

    Why I Didn’t Stop by Your Conference Booth

    Another Special Operations Forces Industry Conference has passed, where National Defense had three reporters on hand and about four dozen requests to stop by exhibitors’ booths to check out a new product or to interview executives.
  • Space

    June 2019

    Time for a Bold New Space Architecture

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It appears the nation will soon have a “unified” space command.
  • Special Operations

    May 2019

    SOCOM’s Iron Man Suit - A Worthy Moonshot

    It was six years ago at SOFIC in Tampa, Florida, when then-Special Operations Command Commander Navy Adm. William H. McRaven first mentioned a technology development program that would go on to be popularly known as the “Iron Man suit.”
  • Space

    April 2019

    Space Force Has a Tough Problem to Tackle

    The United States Space Force! (Queue up the dramatic music.) Able to defend and protect America’s vital space-based assets! Able to quickly develop and deploy cutting-edge technology!
  • Science and Engineering Technology

    March 2019

    National Security Implications of Gene Editing

    It’s always terrifying to receive a phone call from Dr. James Giordano.Not that he is a scary person, but he talks about scary things: specifically national security threats that are in the near future, but few people are thinking about.
  • Defense Department

    January 2019

    Section 809 Panel’s Work Is Far From Done

    After two years of work, the Section 809 Panel gathered in a hall at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building on a cold, January day to present its third and final report, which summed up some 90 ways to improve the Defense Department’s acquisition system.
  • Defense Department

    January 2019

    Halifax - Where the Spirit of Sen. McCain Lives On

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sometimes called the “Davos of the security world,” the annual Halifax International Security Forum takes place the second weekend of November here in Canada’s windswept eastern province.
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