Special operations forces have become so essential to military mission success that they should be incorporated into conventional force plans, according to a Marine Corps general.
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Lasers, railguns and unmanned underwater vehicles are just a few of the new capabilities the U.S. Defense Department is counting on to overcome advances pursued by potential adversaries.
The U.S. military will need several years to reset and rebuild its military following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said the deputy secretary of defense.
Needing a new long-range anti-ship missile, the U.S. Navy has configured a Tomahawk cruise missile to perform that role. The service saved a large amount of scarce funding in adapting an existing system instead of developing a new one, stated a high-ranking defense official.
The University of Virginia’s Applied Research Institute has signed an agreement with the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to support a variety of research efforts, including cybersecurity and big data analytics.
Returning the defense budget to sequestration levels “would be a disaster,” according to a senior defense official.
In case you missed it, CBS’s newsmagazine "60 Minutes" this weekend featured a segment with Dan Kaufman, director of the Information Innovation Office (I2O) for DARPA, who talked about the office’s efforts to outsmart hackers, sex traffickers and those seeking to do harm to the United States.
Government, academia and industry all are struggling to find, train and retain the best and the brightest of engineers, scientists and mathematicians, compounding an already difficult challenge, said Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition.
Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, USA, Army chief information officer/G-6 unveiled the publication of the Army Network Campaign Plan.