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Alan Shaffer: US Should Aim for ‘Enhanced Mutual Reliance’ Through Int’l R&D Collaboration

Alan Shaffer, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering — has highlighted the U.S. government’s efforts to collaborate with other countries on research and development initiatives in an interview with Defense News published Tuesday. Shaffer spoke to reporter Aaron Mehta ahead of the nearly three-decade military and public sector veteran’s transition to NATO this summer for a new …

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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the subcommittee that DoD has sought to maintain a steady investment …

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Alan Shaffer: Funding Cuts Undermine Pentagon’s Tech R&D Efforts

The Defense Department‘s research and development officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Thursday the possible return of sequestration in fiscal 2016 will hurt military innovation, Defense News reported Thursday. Andrew Clevenger reports Alan Shaffer, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, told the subcommittee that half …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Pushes Next-Gen Warfare Systems Efforts

The Defense Department has begun to explore new warfare technologies in an effort to retain U.S. dominance in combat, DoD News reported Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told a symposium in Crystal City, Virginia that DoD has kicked off a research and development effort patterned after a 1970s …

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Alan Shaffer: Pentagon Seeks to Build New Technologies with Allies

A Defense Department leader has outlined his work to partner the U.S.military with allied nations on developing new technologies in a move to minimize costs, Defense News reported Wednesday. Alan Shaffer, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, told the National Press Club in Washington that he is formulating strategies to reduce the costs of …

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Alan Shaffer: Defense Regulations Not Hindrances to Innovation

A top Defense Department official says vendors looking to secure government contracts should view the current system as presenting more opportunities to them than hindrances as agencies seek to drive innovation, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that some contracting and acquisitions professionals said the government should instead overcome a hesitance to use alternative tools …

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Pentagon Updates Electronic Warfare Policies for Military Ops

The Defense Department has moved to integrate electronic warfare into its joint military operations for defense components to share tactics and technologies, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, has updated DoD’s policy to incorporate electronic warfare into space and cyber operations, navigation applications, …

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