Tag Archives: biotechnology

Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

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Mark Lewis on Pentagon’s Zero Trust Approach to Microelectronics Procurement

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD is shifting from the "trusted foundry" model toward a “zero trust” approach when it comes to procuring microelectronics due to risks of insider threats, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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New DoD Website Provides Technology R&D Updates

The Department of Defense has opened a new website to inform citizens and partners on the latest U.S. military research, development and technology updates. The new chief technologist website intends to extend DoD technology awareness across a wider range of communities, Lisa Porter, deputy undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, said in a statement posted Wednesday.

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Steven Walker Discusses DARPA’s Acquisition Proces

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday about DARPA’s use of other transaction authorities in its artificial intelligence program. Walker, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said DARPA plans to continue using OTAs in other technology initiatives to speed up the acquisition process.

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DARPA Holds Talks to Discuss Biotech Research Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held a series of talks in Menlo Park, California last week to discuss the biotechnology research programs of the agency’s Biological Technologies Office as well as ways to advance the commercialization of biotechnology platforms. The two-day meeting dubbed “Biotech Startups of the Future” highlighted BTO’s research …

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Raj Shah: Defense Innovation Org Seeks National Guard and Reserve Support for Nationwide Expansion Effort

Raj Shah, managing director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental organization, said that DIUx will expand its presence nationwide through the help of technology experts from the U.S. military’s National Guard and Reserve components, DoD News reported Thursday. “We have reservists working in technology companies of all sizes [and] …

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DoD Opens DIUx 2.0 Facility to Increase Collaboration With Tech Industry

The Defense Department has unveiled its new Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental office in Boston as part of efforts to increase DoD’s connections with the innovation community and accelerate integration of new technology into military operations. DoD said Tuesday it established the DUIx 2.0 facility to complement the first outpost the department opened in Silicon Valley last year. “Over …

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