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March 1, 2017

DoD Officials Discuss Future Vertical Lift ‘Family of Systems’

The future of rotary-wing or vertical lift aircraft across the services is the focus of a Defense Department initiative that seeks to improve the speed, range, refueling and interoperability capabilities across the military services, DoD officials said.

Feb. 28, 2017

New Information System Conserves Marine Corps’ Dollars, Energy

The Marine Corps has installed a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure system at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, that replaces traditional computer servers and combines storage and compute functions into a single machine to save money, energy and space.

Feb. 27, 2017

Air Force to Retire MQ-1 Predator Drone, Transition to MQ-9 Reaper

The Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft early next year to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.

Feb. 27, 2017

Face Of Defense: Air Force Doctor Solves NASA’s Human Waste Problem

A military surgeon has helped to solve a long-term problem for astronauts. Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon outdid more than 5,000 competitors and won first place in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Poop Challenge after inventing promising solutions for managing human waste in space.

Feb. 22, 2017

Carderock's MAKE Lab: One Year Later

Since opening its doors, the Manufacturing, Knowledge and Education -- or MAKE -- Lab has attracted a wide variety of employees across Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division who are curious about the 3-D printing process and its application to Navy programs.

Feb. 22, 2017

Alaska's Extreme Cold Tests Soldiers, Equipment

Newcomers to the interior of Alaska are often taken aback by the extreme cold and its effects on the body and equipment, according to Steve Decker, a training specialist at the Northern Warfare Training Center at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Dec. 23, 2016

DARPA Provides Groundbreaking Bionic Arms to Walter Reed

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is making available to military amputees the first production versions of a groundbreaking upper-limb prosthesis.

Dec. 21, 2016

DoD Crowdsourcing Effort Produces Innovative Operational Approaches

A crowdsourcing effort designed to inspire creative thinking on Defense Department operational challenges has produced two primary submissions and several others that will be presented for consideration directly to top officials in the department.

Dec. 8, 2016

Six Decades of Sustained DoD Support Underlies DARPA Innovation

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's director said during a panel discussion on leadership of innovative organizations that Defense Department support for the agency has led to stealth, artificial intelligence, the internet and more.

Dec. 2, 2016

Deputy Secretary Discusses Last Official Trip, DoD Transition

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work sat down with reporters to discuss his upcoming visits with two defense contractors, the Reagan National Defense Forum, and what a changing defense leadership means for innovation and the third offset strategy.

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