Tag Archives: technology development

Avril Haines Testifies at Senate Hearing on Threats Linked to Chinese Tech, Investments

Avril Haines

Avril Haines, director of national intelligence and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, and other U.S. intelligence leaders appeared Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the threats posed by China to the U.S. “Many countries are starting to do CFIUS-like processes. It’s another reason for why our counterparts are talking to us,” Haines told lawmakers.

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U.S.-U.K. Partnership Stands up Navy Technology Exchange Activity in London; Cmdr. Albert Arnold Quoted

Albert Arnold

Naval forces of the U.S. and the U.K. have partnered to establish an international network for technology and concept exchanges between the two parties. The U.S. Navy worked with the U.K.'s royal navy to stand up the London Tech Bridge that would help the two achieve technology and operational interoperability.

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NIH Provides Funding for Development of Non-Traditional COVID-19 Testing, Surveillance Tech


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has set aside more than $107 million in research projects and grant supplements to support development of non-traditional technologies needed for COVID-19 testing and surveillance and for addressing future COVID-19 waves and other infectious diseases. 43 U.S. institutions received funding under the "Radical" segment of the agency's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics program.

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Radiance Technologies Promotes Tim Tinsley as EVP of Defense

Tim Tinsley

Radiance Technologies has promoted Tim Tinsley as executive vice president for the company’s Defense Sector, Radiance reported on Thursday. Prior to his promotion, Tinsley served as senior vice president of the Integration and Prototyping Group. Tinsley joined Radiance in 2004, and he has held a variety of senior leadership roles.

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Rite-Solutions Secures Spot on $74M Contract to Develop Undersea Weapons FoS for NUWC; Dennis McLaughlin, Mike Coffey Quoted


The U.S. Navy has awarded Rite-Solutions, one of 17 companies, a five-year, $73.7 million contract to help the service branch develop future generations of its Undersea Weapons Family of Systems (FoS), the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) announced on Monday.

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Maryland Procurement Office Awards Jacobs $37M Contract to Support DoD HSD; Janet Schoenfeld Quoted

Jacobs has received a five-year, $37 million contract award from the Maryland Procurement Office to provide microelectronics engineering support to the Department of Defense (DoD) Hardware Solutions Division (HSD), the company announced on Tuesday

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Alan Shaffer: DoD Adopts Mid-Tier Approach to Develop Smaller EW Systems

Alan Shaffer, deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the Pentagon is employing a middle-tier procurement approach for systems that can undergo rapid development, C4ISRNet reported Monday. He talked about the importance of low-cost systems in electronic warfare and the Department of Defense's efforts to rapidly prototype these technologies.

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Dan Javorsek: DARPA Must Apply ‘Operational Understanding’ in Emerging Tech Dev’t

Lt. Col. Dan Javorsek, program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office, said at a Noblis event that DARPA needs to incorporate operational understanding in technology development, Fedscoop reported Thursday. He noted that the agency must work on improving its application of emerging technologies into operational capabilities for future warfighting activities.

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