science and technology

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.