March 23, 2017
DoD Officials Discuss Countering WMD, Threats Posed By Synthetic Biology
Senior defense officials testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on DoD programs for countering traditional weapons of mass destruction and plans for countering a new threat posed by use of synthetic biology tools.
Army Researcher: Sleep, Readiness Go Hand in Hand
Many soldiers already know they should be getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, but more than half of them probably get six or less, and that can have an adverse effect on their performance and health, said Army Col. (Dr.) Vincent Mysliwiec, a sleep researcher.
Stratcom: Integrating Space With Other Warfare Domains is Key to Deterrence
Deterring and waging war successfully depends on integrating all domains of warfare, including the space domain, Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, the deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said in Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2017
Pentagon Announces Research Equipment Award Recipients
The Defense Department announced awards to 160 university researchers at 84 institutions totaling $47 million through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.
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
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. —
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
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
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.
Face Of Defense: Air Force Doctor Solves NASA’s Human Waste Problem
DEL RIO, Texas —
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
WEST BETHESDA, Md. —
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.
Alaska's Extreme Cold Tests Soldiers, Equipment
LACK RAPIDS TRAINING SITE, Alaska —
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.