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April 3, 2018

Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference

Air Force Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Air Force Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, are both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters.

March 29, 2018

Deputy Secretary Explains Priorities in Evolving the Future Force

As the Defense Department examines the path toward evolution of the nation’s future military force, “we’re going to change that word to revolution,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

March 26, 2018

Leap-Ahead Technology to Increase Soldier Readiness in Future Battles

To provide overmatch against potential near-peer future adversaries, the Army has identified the next-generation combat vehicle and future vertical lift programs as the second and third priority in its six-prong modernization strategy.

March 21, 2018

Senior DoD Official Discusses Future of Directed Energy Weapons

There is a recognition that superpower competition is again on the rise, and the United States must modernize its military if it wants to maintain its position of global pre-eminence, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said.

March 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Airman Earns First ‘Spark Tank’ Innovation Award

Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda, an aircraft refueling boom operator with the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, won the inaugural Air Force Spark Tank Competition Cup for his proposal to reengineer the boom operator platform position for the entire KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueler fleet. He asked the Air Force for $1.5 million to implement his innovation.

March 6, 2018

Speedier Acquisition Needed to Stay Competitive, Defense Official Says

The Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said.

March 2, 2018

Connecting ‘Eyes in the Sky’ to Boots on the Ground

The ability to remote-pilot the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle is made possible by a unique group of airmen in the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

March 1, 2018

DoD to Hold Cloud Acquisition Industry Day

The Defense Department will host an industry day for its cloud acquisition effort to reinforce the commitment to attaining the best value for the American people by emphasizing the importance of fair trade and open competition.

March 1, 2018

DARPA Chief Describes Promising Future Technologies

The director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said the organization will use enhanced funding for new technologies to defend the homeland, bolster deterrence and aid service members engaged in counterinsurgency fights.

Feb. 21, 2018

DoD Highlights Achievements, Celebrates Engineers Week

Defense Department engineers are continually seeking to incorporate ideas and leverage new technologies to support the warfighter and DoD priorities, the acting deputy assistant of defense for systems engineering said during the annual Engineers Week event at the Pentagon.

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