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The Bottom Line: STEM Is Our Future

October 9, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor

When it comes to STEM, it is time to stop talking about the need and the gap and the possible solutions and start doing something about them. Action not only requires that more students and future teachers major in STEM fields but also that governments and the private sector put their money where their mouths are by providing financial support to these students.

DARPA Seeks Technology to Detect, ID Substances from Great Distances

October 9, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) put a call out for technology that can detect and identify from great distances dangerous biological and chemical substances. 

Brower Assigned to Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan

October 9, 2014

Col. Scott E. Brower, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief, Operations, Office of the Defense Representative-Pakistan.

Mason Assigned to 807th Mission Support Element

October 9, 2014

Brig. Gen. James H. Mason, USAR, has been assigned as deputy commander (Troop Program Unit), 807th Mission Support Element, Camp Parks, California.

Burden Assigned to Picatinny Arsenal

October 9, 2014

Col. Patrick W. Burden, USA, has been assigned as deputy program executive officer, Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

Toy Assigned to U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Pacific

October 9, 2014

Col. R. Mark Toy, USA, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Army Engineer Division, South Pacific, San Francisco.

Tate Assigned to 101st Airborne Division

October 9, 2014

Col. Frank W. Tate, USA, has been assigned as deputy commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Smith Assigned to G-3, Mobilization and Reserve Affairs (Individual Mobilization Augmentee)

October 9, 2014

Maj. Gen. Michael R. Smith, USAR, has been assigned as assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3, Mobilization and Reserve Affairs (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.

JIEDDO Holds Competition for New Counter-IED Systems

October 8, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Military experts and defense contractors are testing technologies in Georgia to thwart the preponderance of roadside bombs that hamper U.S. military and coalition forces' combat and resupply missions. Participating defense contractors are competing for an existing $49.5 million contract.

DARPA Seeks 'Unhackable' Computer Software Programs

October 7, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Calling all mathematicians: DARPA, the Defense Department’s main research arm, seeks help in developing a program that essentially would lead to "unhackable" computer software programs.


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