To ensure that our military continues leading change technologically, we are pushing the envelope on research and development. The last budget we proposed called for $72 billion in research and development in the next year alone - more than double what Apple, Intel, and Google spent last year on R&D combined. Beyond that, we’ve made progress in building, and in some cases rebuilding, the bridges between the Pentagon and America’s technology community.
Is the U.S. ready for a full-blown war in space? Experts say that the US Military considers the prospect and is gearing up for a potential space warfare by developing weapons that could only exist in science fiction dreams.
Coming soon are a greater number of more capable anti-missile interceptors and radars deployed around the globe - on land, at sea and possibly in space, say these legislators and experts, several of whom have consulted with President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers. More government money will be directed at protecting U.S. satellites from attack.
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. But with Carter not expected to continue in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, the question of what happens to DIUx -- and its managing director, Raj Shah -- is up in the air.
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.
The ties between the Defense Department and commercial technology and innovation keep the U.S. military agile as it meets today’s challenges and remains ready for the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
We're nearly two decades away from the time that the U.S. Navy expects to put its next generation of attack subs in the water. But the service is already looking ahead and researching the technologies that will allow future subs to become mother ships to entire fleets of swimming (and flying) drones that find and sink the enemy.
You can watch our panel’s video, “Partnering with Industry for Innovation,” and it will provide an up-to-the-moment view of how US Cyber Command and the Department of Defense as a whole are attacking the innovation challenge, featuring leadership from the USCYBERCOM Capabilities Development Group, and the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution Sept 19th. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world. Perry was instrumental in moving the Defense Department from vacuum tubes to solid-state electronics. He also ensured the transition at the end of the Cold War was peaceful.
The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board said there is no shortage of ideas and innovation in the military, but what is lacking is the means to share and build on innovative ideas. The board, which was created by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in March, held its first public hearing to announce its interim findings and recommendations. Members include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Instagram Chief Operating Officer Marne Levine, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt and Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka.