Sean Carberry

Managing Editor

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Recent Articles

  • Budget

    Budget Matters: Congress Alarmed over Innovation Funding

    July 06, 2022

    As National Defense reported in this column last month, the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2023 budget request includes significant increases in science-and-technology funding over the previous year’s request. But members indicated in a May 12 hearing that they are not satisfied with the proposed budget, which is less than what Congress ultimately authorized for 2022 spending.

  • Marine Corps News

    BREAKING: Marine Corps Issues New ‘Information’ Doctrine

    June 29, 2022

    Information has always been a warfare domain — whether it involves the sharing of tactical plans among units, gathering and processing intelligence or communicating to and influencing domestic and adversary audiences. With the information domain increasingly contested and hostile, the Marine Corps is issuing new doctrine on information.

  • Defense Department

    Energetics Workforce Is Graying Out

    June 28, 2022

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Whether it is cyber, microelectronics or another technology field, one of the most pressing concerns among government and industry is developing the future workforce. Nowhere is that challenge greater than in the field of energetic materials — the chemicals used to make propellants, pyrotechnics and explosives.

  • Energy

    Energetics: Community Warns of China’s Edge Developing Explosive Materials

    June 27, 2022

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Should a conflict break out tomorrow in the South China Sea over Taiwan, the U.S. military could be at a tactical disadvantage, experts said, because of China’s advances in the use of energetic materials — the chemicals used as propellants, pyrotechnics and explosives.

  • Space

    Over-Classification, Lack of Standards Stymies Allied Space Forces

    June 24, 2022

    The United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom earlier this year released the “Combined Space Operations Vision 2031” with a mission to ensure freedom and resilience in space and prevent conflict.

  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    New Tech Gives Robots Sense of Touch

    June 22, 2022

    Military use of unmanned, autonomous or robotic devices is only increasing as technology evolves and allows people to step back from danger while machines do the work, and one company has announced a technology that will give robots another edge: the sense of touch.

  • Army News

    JUST IN: Army Reactivates 11th Airborne Division in Alaska

    June 06, 2022

    At a ceremony on the airfield of Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff reactivated the 11th Airborne Division to unify existing Army brigades as the service’s new Artic operational headquarters.

  • Research and Development

    2023 Science, Technology Budget a Mixed Bag

    May 31, 2022

    The fiscal year 2023 Defense Department budget proposal is a big win for research, development, test and evaluation — particularly the science and technology portion of the funding — according to senior officials. However, a closer analysis of the request and the impact of inflation indicates the proposal is less than the fiscal year 2022 enacted budget.