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NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period. NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development …

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Stephen Welby: DoD Needs to Accelerate Technological Decision-Making Cycle

Stephen Welby

Stephen Welby, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the Defense Department should make its “OODA Loop” process faster in terms of adopting technological approaches. He said to reporter Aaron Mehta he believes DoD’s Third Offset Strategy is about identifying what kinds of technology that the …

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Pentagon to Seek Innovation, Organizational Strategies Through New Advisory Board

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the Defense Department‘s plan to establish an advisory board to help craft technological strategies for DoD to address organizational culture and project management issues. DoD said Wednesday the Defense Innovation Advisory Board will work to identify best practices for iterative product development, data-based decision-making, enterprise information sharing and utilization of mobile and …

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Ashton Carter to Focus on DoD-Tech Industry Collaboration During West Coast Tour

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Defense Ashton Carter plans to discuss technology and cybersecurity programs with companies at various forums in California and Washington in the coming days, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter said at a news conference held Monday at the Pentagon he aims to help rebuild partnerships between the Defense Department and technology companies. “We …

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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar: US Can Maintain Military Edge Through Continuous R&D Investments

Arati Prabhakar

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has said the U.S. should continuously invest in science and technology in order to maintain its military advantage as foreign powers strengthen their research and development efforts, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Prabhakar made her remarks at a hearing of the House Armed …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Fiscal 2017 Budget Offers Path Forward on Readiness, Tech Programs

Joseph Dunford

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s $582.7 billion budget plan seeks to balance military investments to build high-end technologies, operational capacity and readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Dunford told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Thursday that sequestration has forced DoD to …

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Stephen Welby: At Least 200 Silicon Valley Firms Reached Out to DoD Innovation Hub

Stephen Welby

The Defense Department wants to forge relationships with Silicon Valley firms in an effort to address intellectual property rights and government acquisition issues, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione writes the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental seeks to reach out to Silicon Valley companies and invest in man-machine teaming, autonomous …

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8 Military Leaders Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference

Bill Moran

Eight African-American military leaders were honored at the U.S. Navy-hosted annual “Stars and Stripes” awards program in recognition of their contributions to the military and to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the Defense Department reported Monday. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran delivered the keynote speech during …

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Blog: NSA’s Adm. Michael Rogers Taps Industry for Social Media Counterterrorism Ideas

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National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has engaged with companies in efforts to identify how they can help disrupt terrorist groups’ exploitation of social media, according to an Atlantic Council blog article published Thursday. Ashish Kumar Sen reports Rogers, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, told audience at the Atlantic …

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