President Trump has signed a new executive order encouraging companies to “buy American” products as they receive contracts to work with the federal government on infrastructure projects. The White House said Thursday that the policy's goal is boosting the use of U.S.-made goods, products and materials. In particular, iron, steel, aluminum and cement, in federal contracts and financial assistance programs.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force began reorganizing and unifying its headquarters' information technology, cyber and intelligence operations, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. USAF's new approach would combine the three technical areas into one organization, merging the branch's deputy chief of staff offices for information dominance and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate has adopted a new strategy: streamlining its deployment of technology capabilities to respond to advanced threats.
The new research and development plan involves creating offices for mission and capability support, engineering and science, innovation and collaboration and enterprise services within S&T that will collaborate on the delivery of critical systems for countering evolving threats, the department said Monday.
National Intelligence Director Dan Coats has said the U.S. needs to ramp up efforts to maintain its technological edge as several countries develop anti-satellite systems, space-based navigation and surveillance platforms that could potentially challenge U.S. space dominance, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “We have to up our game if we’re going to stay …Read More »
NASA has released the 2018 edition of an annual publication that features 49 everyday-life technology applications with involvement from the space agency’s research and development contributions. The Spinoff publication for this year includes articles on ultra-sensitive radar technology used for disaster relief; plant preservation techniques in space; and high-speed stereo …Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Border Patrol agency craft guidance to manage data on the contributions of technology platforms or other assets to secure the southwest border. GAO said Thursday it found that Border Patrol lacks “sufficient” guidance to validate the usability, reliability and accuracy of asset assists data that agents …Read More »
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Synovision Solutions President and CEO Bruce Jette to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics. The White House released Thursday the president’s announcement of candidates for possible positions in the administration, including Jette. Jette most recently led Synovision, which has …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force hosted a challenge on July 10 that called on engineers from Edwards Air Force Base to work with members of the Desert High School’s robotics team to create better ways to collect ground-based images of the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft. Three teams developed concepts to address issues …Read More »