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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. 26, 2018

Military Sports Medicine Doctors Support Olympic Athletes

Military doctors with ties to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences sports medicine program have a history of supporting Olympic athletes -- the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, was no exception.

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.

Feb. 7, 2018

Robotic Surgery Training Program Aims at Improving Patient Outcomes

As the use of surgical robotics increases, the Air Force Medical Service is training its surgical teams in the latest technology, ensuring patients have access to the most advanced surgical procedures and best possible outcomes.

Jan. 29, 2018

DoD Studying Implications of Wearable Devices Giving Too Much Info

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts.

Jan. 18, 2018

USS Anchorage Participates in NASA’s Orion Mission Test

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departed from Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast.

Jan. 17, 2018

Defense Innovation Board Approves Recommendations at Quarterly Meeting

The Defense Innovation Board – a federal advisory committee encompassing experts in academia, technology and business – approved two recommendations aimed at improving innovation in the Defense Department.

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