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DOD Science & Technology News

Sept. 26, 2011
In an era where new technologies are empowering potential enemies – state and non-state actors alike – our military must maintain its technological edge."
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta
Oct. 11, 2011

Given today's globalized access to knowledge and the rapid pace of technology development, innovation, speed, and agility have taken on a greater importance. The Department of Defense serves as an innovative leader in developing technology to protect Americans and troops – on and off the battlefield.

President Honors Defense
Department Scientists

Twenty scientists and engineers funded by the Defense Department were part of a group recognized by President Barack Obama with the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Story

DARPA’s Role to ‘Change What’s Possible,’ Director Says

As part of the Defense Department's science and technology community, the role of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is to change what's possible, the DARPA director told a House panel. Story

Official: Research, Development
No Place to Cut Costs

At a time when technological development is flourishing in countries such as China and North Korea, the United States is at risk of falling behind due to budgetary constraints, the acting assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering said. Story