Hicks says Pentagon moving too slowly in transitioning DARPA tech to warfighters
The Pentagon needs to get better at transitioning promising capabilities from the lab to the battlefield, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab lands Pentagon RDT&E contract worth up to $10.6B
The research, development, test and evaluation work will be for a variety of programs throughout the Defense Department.
Hicks grapples with deficiencies in Pentagon's R&D infrastructure
After visiting the Air Force Research Lab, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks confirmed that she’s keen to help drive the modernization of R&D facilities.
Oak Ridge National Lab officials view new innovation push as modern day 'Manhattan Project'
During her first stop on a four-state, technology-focused tour, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks heard from multiple senior Oak Ridge lab officials that the massive investments from the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS and Science for America Act, present a once-in-a-lifetime chance to innovate.
Pentagon's R&E enterprise confronts emerging tech manufacturability gaps
The Pentagon’s research and engineering directorate is investigating manufacturing challenges that are affecting the defense industrial base and hindering its ability to deploy capabilities aligned with key technology areas.
Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act to spur US-made national security technologies
The new law provides roughly $52.7 billion to help drive semiconductor research and innovation.
Senators warn of insufficiencies in US hypersonic testing infrastructure￼
The SASC version of the 2023 defense policy bill includes proposals and would mandate funding to address the evolving challenge.
Pentagon awards $100M to accelerate innovative tech adoption from nontraditional contractors
Ten nontraditional contractors were each given $10 million to help bring prototype technology into full production.
DARPA launching research project to revolutionize brain injury diagnosis on the battlefield
Naval medical officer Jean-Paul Chretien tells FedScoop how new technology could revolutionize the way traumatic brain injuries are treated in the field.
Exiting DIU director urges Pentagon to refresh how it adopts commercial tech for future wars
The Defense Innovation Unit has enabled a number of technologies that are now being put to use in Ukraine.