Mandy Mayfield

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Recent Articles

  • Defense Department

    Pandemic Focuses Military on Supply Chain Risks

    December 02, 2020

    The armed services have been sharing more information and using risk assessment tools to better secure their supply chains amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    FLIR Eyes Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle Competition

    December 01, 2020

    FLIR Systems is interested in partnering with another contractor for the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, according to executives.

  • Air Force News

    JUST IN: Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System Takes New Step

    November 24, 2020

    In a move solidifying the importance of the Advanced Battle Management System program to the Air Force, officials are transferring parts of the high-profile effort to its Rapid Capabilities Office, the service’s acquisition chief said Nov. 24.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    Army’s ‘Team Ignite’ Focusing on AI, Synthetic Biology

    November 20, 2020

    An effort within Army Futures Command aimed at collaboration between the service’s scientists and technical experts is zeroing in on synthetic biology, autonomy and artificial intelligence as key priorities, a service official said in October.

  • Space

    JUST IN: Pentagon Seeking Input from Industry on Future of Space Launch

    November 19, 2020

    The Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center recently released a request for information to industry seeking input to shape the future of the military's space launch enterprise, an official said Nov. 19.

  • Air Force News

    Air Force Wants Lasers on Fighter Jets by 2025

    November 09, 2020

    Lockheed Martin is working toward outfitting a directed energy system on fighter jets by the middle of the decade, according to a company official.

  • Defense Contracting

    Air Force Steering Investment Capital into Small Businesses

    November 05, 2020

    The Air Force is trying to bolster and expand its innovation base by steering investment capital into small businesses and nontraditional firms and making sure contracting officers pay more attention to non-primes, officials say.

  • Infotech

    Mercury Systems Unveils Trusted Processing Microchip

    November 04, 2020

    A Massachusetts-based aerospace and defense company has developed a new radio frequency processing microchip that could give the Pentagon the ability to reduce the processing time for radar, electronic warfare and 5G communication applications.

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