Biden taps Nickolas Guertin to be Navy’s acquisition chief

Guertin is currently the director of operational test and evaluation of U.S. military weapon systems in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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The Pentagon needs to get better at transitioning promising capabilities from the lab to the battlefield, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.

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The research, development, test and evaluation work will be for a variety of programs throughout the Defense Department.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The new law provides roughly $52.7 billion to help drive semiconductor research and innovation.

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The SASC version of the 2023 defense policy bill includes proposals and would mandate funding to address the evolving challenge.

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Ten nontraditional contractors were each given $10 million to help bring prototype technology into full production.

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Naval medical officer Jean-Paul Chretien tells FedScoop how new technology could revolutionize the way traumatic brain injuries are treated in the field.

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The Defense Innovation Unit has enabled a number of technologies that are now being put to use in Ukraine.