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National Week at the Labs

The Defense Department welcomes a diverse range of STEM talent reflective of the U.S. population to achieve innovative and enduring solutions to complex problems.

DoD STEM is pleased to join other federal agencies for Week at the Labs to inspire young people's interest in science and technology. Click here for more.

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About the Secretary

Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography

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In Boston, Secretary Opens Second Defense Innovation Hub

Defense Secretary Ash Carter opens the Defense Department’s second Defense Innovation Unit Experiment office in Boston.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said a second Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, has been opened in Boston, to join in technology efforts that have been ongoing at a similar location in Silicon Valley, Calif. Story

Carter to Travel to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter intends to travel to Boston, North Carolina, and Illinois to advance top priorities -- delivering a lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ensuring that DoD recruits top talent for the Force of the Future, and building bridges to America's innovative technology community. Story

Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives

The REMUS MK 18 unmanned underwater vehicle sits mounted on a support system made of wood and fiberglass composites in the Fanselau Coil Facility.

Navy physicists, engineers, researchers and developers at the Surface Warfare Center Panama City in Florida, continue to bring the "force of the future" to today's warfighters, delving deeper into underwater counter-mine and irregular warfare technology that saves lives, ships and dollars. Story

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