Navy Technologies

By Maryann Lawlor


Members of the Very Shallow Waters Mine Counter Measures Command unhook a battlespace preparation autonomous underwater vehicle in the waters off the California coast. The role of autonomous vehicles in operations is one of the forks in the road for the U.S. Navy. 

Choices about weapons, platforms and homeland defense role could have far-reaching effects.

December 2003
By Maryann Lawlor


During this fiscal year, the Rapid Technology Transition Program, managed by the U.S. Navy's Commercial Technology Transition Office (CTTO), is set to identify high-risk/high-payoff technologies such as titanium nitride coating for helicopter turbine engine blades used in harsh environments. 

Creative deal-making techniques help military and industry.

November 15, 2013
By Maryann Lawlor

A revolution quietly erupted in October. On the University of Chicago campus, more than 80 innovators came together to discuss their ideas about how to solve some of the military’s most vexing problems. Not blind to the chain-of-command bureaucracy in which they operate, these pragmatic dreamers passionately moved forward in spite of it, because the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF) conference provided a place for in-person networking and commiserating, brainstorming and bracing one another up.