Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan, USAF, discusses her unique path, barriers she helped break and future opportunities that exist for women in the Air Force. Part Inspiration, Part Determination

Award-winning series demonstrates how far women have come in technical fields ... and how much work still needs to be done.

Caroline Scheck, a mechanical engineer with the Additive Manufacturing Project Office, tells middle- and high-school students with the Washington, D.C., Girls in Technology program about the Manufacturing, Knowledge and Education Lab, Naval Surface Warfare Center in March. (U.S. Navy photo by Dustin Q. Diaz/Released) One Small Step Taken. One Giant Leap Needed.

Even though my parents, teachers and peers told me I could be anything, and I truly believed them, I was never encouraged to be a scientist or pursue a career in STEM. It was a bit outside my comfort zone.

U.S. Army Opens Cyber Analytics Lab

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory opened the Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory.

IARPA), the research arm for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has announced the Functional Map of the World (fMoW) challenge, which officially kicks off in August. IARPA Seeks to Create Functional World Map

IARPA has announced the functional Map of the World (fMoW) challenge, which officially kicks off in August.

Combatting Cyberthreats with Faster Acquisition

Combatting cyberthreats takes money and a faster buying process.

In late October, companies will have the opportunity to present cyber solutions to the U.S. Defense Department's Rapid Reaction Technology Office. Rapid Reaction Technology Office Seeks Cyber Solutions

The U.S. Defense Department’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) will conduct a solutions meeting in late October.