Much of what was briefed in yesterday’s budget rollout was discussed by Secretary Hagel and Pentagon leaders in advance of the release. There were, however, a few surprises in the details briefed by the DoD Comptroller, Bob Hale.
The U.S. military's technological superiority is increasingly challenged by China, and efforts to maintain an edge are complicated by shrinking defense budgets that have cut money for development, the Pentagon's top weapons buyer said on Tuesday.
Massachusetts’ military tradition dates back to the founding of our nation. Today, Massachusetts continues that tradition by leading the way with next-generation technologies critical to our military’s future.
University of Kansas researchers have been given a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study streamlining communication and improving intelligence-gathering capabilities, the university said in a prepared statement on Tuesday.
Concerned about the potential military consequences of a surge of high tech innovation in China and other nations, the Pentagon is creating a program to track and analyze emerging technology research and patents, military records and interviews show.
The key innovation of GATR’s antenna is a flexible parabolic dish mounted within an inflatable sphere, reducing weight and packaged volume by as much as 80 percent and thereby improving the agility of deployed military and disaster response personnel.
Air Force leaders should recognize the new fiscal reality and learn to operate within its limitations. Leaders of today and tomorrow must develop truly innovative and unique methods of balancing mission success and fiscal prudence.
The Pentagon and defense industry have been behind some of the most important technological achievements in history, said defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall, but continued advances are threatened by reduced research spending.
The Government Accountability Office came upon a mystery when it went looking to see whether the Pentagon's Small Business Innovation Research programs actually result in technologies that benefit the military. " . . . information on the technology transition outcomes for SBIR projects is limited. Consequently DOD cannot identify the extent to which the program is supporting military users," GAO says in a report. Congress wants this information, but DOD "has not yet determined how and when" it will comply.