science and technology

Master Sgt. John Malloy and Staff Sgt. Jacob Puente secure the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon Instrumented Measurement Vehicle 2 as it is loaded under the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 6, 2020. (Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

Nominee for Pentagon’s new S&T post commits to prioritizing hypersonics, quantum tech 

Aprille Ericsson also pledged to improve DOD's partnerships with small businesses in order to better integrate new capabilities into the services.
Richard Danzig (CNAS photo)

Navy announces members of new S&T board

The panel is being created to offer independent advice and counsel on issues and policies relating to scientific, technical, manufacturing, acquisition, logistics, medicine and business management functions.
U.S. Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Rep.-elect Mike Gallagher (R-WI) applaud in the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Urged by House Republicans, the Pentagon and other agencies are assessing whether the US should renew a longstanding S&T pact with China

The Pentagon “is participating in the interagency process to review the current STA,” a spokesperson told DefenseScoop.
Research Scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory Nature Inspired Research Facility use specialized equipment to measure an insect’s response to various light stimuli to better understand how they see and process information. The researchers use this information to determine how insect vision can enable engineers to develop better weapon sensors that more effectively sense targets. (Photo by Keith Lewis)

Pentagon’s new S&T strategy focuses on joint operations, collaboration

The document outlines three key lines of effort: joint operations, rapid experimentation and prototyping, and ensuring the foundations for research and development.
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu speaks during a press briefing announcing a university-affiliated research center initiative with historically Black colleges and universities, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., June 27, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Pentagon’s S&T budget request would boost funding for microelectronics, integrated capabilities

The $17.8 billion budget request is the Defense Department's largest ever for science and technology.
A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. (U.S. Navy photo by Luke Lamborn)

DOD fleshing out plans for next generation of hypersonic weapons

The Pentagon is creating a strategy for a "hypersonics 2.0 initiative" that aims to develop more advanced capabilities.