Over the last year, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) office has been at the core of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s push for greater innovation inside the Pentagon -- so much so that Carter has the unit reporting directly to his office to bypass the typical department bureaucracy and ensure its success.
U.S. lawmakers should take action to ban China's state-owned firms from acquiring U.S. companies, a congressional panel charged with monitoring security and trade links between Washington and Beijing said on Wednesday.
The new rule would have forced employers to disclose any legal advice they receive regarding unionization campaigns, even if those lawyers and consultants did not interact with workers or publicly advocate in the workplace -- the previous disclosure standard. Cummings made the injunction permanent on Wednesday, citing his belief that it is “unlawful.”
By all accounts, the Chinese state is on all-out drive to move the country up the technological ladder. As the era of China as the world’s low-cost manufacturer comes to an end, innovation has become the most important element in the state’s development blueprint.
A cybersecurity research firm says “several” models of Android mobile phones forward users' personal information to a Chinese company. Kryptowire discovered the security issue in Android devices using a commercial firmware updating service run by Adups Technology.
Donald Trump wants to take on "Made in China'' to bring jobs back to America. But the battle is already becoming one of ideas as the Factory to the World ramps up research-and-development spending to become an innovator as well as assembler. China will overtake the U.S. in spending on R&D by 2020 on a purchasing power parity basis, according to analysts from Credit Suisse Group AG.
By and large the United States continues to export our intellectual property so foreign companies and subsidiaries around the world can engage in manufacturing instead of making things in America. Unfortunately, when manufacturing exits a country research and development funding dwindles in direct response, thereby creating an enormous problem for subsequent generations of innovation.
This year, nearly 10,000 students will discover the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as core drivers for successful careers through the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Army in conjunction with the U.S. Army National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Racing team.
CEOs of major companies are taking stands about the results of the election -- a departure from the traditional model of not mixing politics with business that major brands have long espoused. Some are using it as an opportunity to bring their employees together following a divisive election campaign.