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DoD Seeks Novel Ideas to Shape its Technological Future

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refuels an Air Force E-8C Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tyler Prince

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public –- anyone, really –- to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows […]


US Military ‘Losing Race’ in Technological Superiority

US Military ‘Losing Race’ in Technological Superiority

The United States is being outpaced in the technological advantages of potential allies such as Russia and China, but the solution to that problem does not necessarily exist in the defense budget, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry said […]


Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

Unprecedented technology poses challenges for special ops

Terrorists are using social media to plan events, recruit, share information, propaganda, and so on. “We can detect [their activities] pretty well, but I’m not sure we know what to do about it,” said a terrorism expert. Countering terrorists’ leveraging […]


Western Arms Exports to China

Western Arms Exports to China

In 1989 several Western states imposed arms sanctions on China. However, China has continued to take advantage of the military-relevant Western goods and technologies in the efforts to modernize its defence forces’ industrial and technological abilities. This Insurance Policy Paper […]


Technology Is Not the Solution to the High Cost of Weapons Systems

Technology Is Not the Solution to the High Cost of Weapons Systems

This time it is the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Dr. Arati Prabhakar, making the same observation as virtually every other senior uniform and civilian leader in the Department of Defense: U.S. weapons systems cost too […]


DARPA Sows Seeds of Technological Surprise, Director Says

DARPA Sows Seeds of Technological Surprise, Director Says

Many of the advances that contribute to national security resulted from early investment in developing new technologies, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency told Congress yesterday. Dr. Arati Prabhakar represented the Defense Department at a Senate Appropriations […]


Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

The Pentagon is in fear of losing its edge in technology it has held onto for so long and is now factoring this important aspect into its budget. Worry over significant cuts in defense spending might wear down the US […]


Technology one step ahead of war laws

Technology one step ahead of war laws

Today’s emerging military technologies-including unmanned aerial vehicles, directed-energy weapons, lethal autonomous robots, and cyber weapons like Stuxnet-raise the prospect of upheavals in military practices so fundamental that they challenge long-established laws of war. Weapons that make their own decisions about […]


US army seeks new technology to replace GPS

US army seeks new technology to replace GPS

The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon’s research agency said Wednesday. DARPA, the research group behind a range […]


 
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