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Articles from Vol. 99, No. 738, May

AC-130J Ghostrider Program Hits Developmental Snags
* Air Force Special Operations Command has a history of taking existing aircraft and boosting lethality with new sensors and powerful weapons. One example is AFSOC's AC-130, a modified Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The AC-130, which...
AC-130J Ghostrider Program Hits Developmental Snags
Air Force Special Operations Command has a history of taking existing aircraft and boosting lethality with new sensors and powerful weapons.One example is AFSOC's AC-130, a modified Air Force C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The AC-130, which has been...
Boeing Banks on Cost Effectiveness of C-40 to Deliver Foreign Sales
* Boeing has begun pitching its C-40 transport aircraft currently in use by the Navy and Air Force to international customers. Many countries around the world already own strategic airlift assets, but Boeing executives believe foreign militaries need...
Boeing Banks on Cost Effectiveness of C-40 to Deliver Foreign Sales
* Boeing has begun pitching its C-40 transport aircraft currently in use by the Navy and Air Force to international customers. Many countries around the world already own strategic airlift assets, but Boeing executives believe foreign militaries need...
Defense Innovation Requires Focus on STEM Education
Maintaining the talent pipeline is critical for the Defense Department and the defense industry. A STEM--science, technology, engineering and mathematics--development office was created within the office of the assistant secretary of defense for research...
Defense Innovation Requires Focus on STEM Education
Maintaining the talent pipeline is critical for the Defense Department and the defense industry. A STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - development office was created within the office of the assistant secretary of defense for research...
DHS Rolls out Cyber Security Program for Federal Agencies
* Phase one of the Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program will be completed by the end of summer, said an executive at Dell Inc., a technology supplier to the competing contractors. DHS is allocating $6 billion...
DoD Can Motivate Tech Industry to Work on Defense Programs
* For a quarter century after World War II, the technology industry in the Bay Area was fueled primarily by the Defense Department. Today, the tech industry doesn't need the Pentagon's dollars as much as the Pentagon needs cutting-edge innovation....
DoD Can Motivate Tech Industry to Work on Defense Programs
For a quarter century after World War H, the technology industry in the Bay Area was fueled primarily by the Defense Department. Today, the tech industry doesn't need the Pentagon's dollars as much as the Pentagon needs cutting-edge innovation.To bridge...
Drone Makers Hope to Corner Burgeoning Global Market
Unmanned aerial systems developed and built by the United States have dominated the worldwide market since the technology began proliferating 15 years ago. However, experts predict manufacturers will encounter an increasingly crowded playing field...
Drone Makers Hope to Corner Burgeoning Global Market
Unmanned aerial systems developed and built by the United States have dominated the worldwide market since the technology began proliferating 15 years ago.However, experts predict manufacturers will encounter an increasingly crowded playing field over...
Industry Rallies Behind Push to Promote Drone Safety
* When a DJI Phantom drone crashed into the lawn of the White House in February, it highlighted what some fear may be a trend of unmanned aerial vehicle-related accidents. A number of these incidents have been blamed on reckless operators. In the...
Industry Rallies Behind Push to Promote Drone Safety
When a DJI Phantom drone crashed into the lawn of the White House in February, it highlighted what some fear may be a trend of unmanned aerial vehicle-related accidents.A number of these incidents have been blamed on reckless operators. In the White...
Maintaining the Arsenal of Democracy
* In 1919, a group of Army officers met at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland and formed the Army Ordnance Association. These individuals had witnessed first hand the difficulty of developing and fielding major items of equipment needed in World...
Maintaining the Arsenal of Democracy
In 1919, a group of Army officers met at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland and formed the Army Ordnance Association.These individuals had witnessed first hand the difficulty of developing and fielding major items of equipment needed in World War I....
More Body Cameras Becoming Available to Law Enforcement
* The shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked nationwide concerns about the accountability of law enforcement. Body cameras have been suggested by the White House as a way to increase transparency,...
More Body Cameras Becoming Available to Law Enforcement
The shooting of unarmed 18-yearold Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked nationwide concerns about the accountability of law enforcement. Body cameras have been suggested by the White House as a way to increase transparency,...
New Paint Could Help Solve Counterfeit Parts Problem
* A fledgling Australian company is hoping to break into the U.S. defense market this year with a paint that could help prevent counterfeit parts from making their way into equipment. Chameleon is a paint containing a unique chemical fingerprint...
New Paint Could Help Solve Counterfeit Parts Problem
* A fledgling Australian company is hoping to break into the U.S. defense market this year with a paint that could help prevent counterfeit parts from making their way into equipment.Chameleon is a paint containing a unique chemical fingerprint made...
Power Remains Key Challenge for Building SOCOM's Iron Man Suit
* Special Operations Command in 2013 introduced the world to its tactical assault light operator suit concept via a widely disseminated YouTube animated video or a hulking human figure bursting through a door as bullets pinged off its metallic skin....
Power Remains Key Challenge for Building SOCOM's Iron Man Suit
Special Operations Command in 2013 introduced the world to its tactical assault light operator suit concept via a widely disseminated YouTube animated video of a hulking human figure bursting through a door as bullets pinged off its metallic skin.The...
Precision Strike Association Honors Former Air Force Officer
* The Precision Strike Association, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, presented the 19th annual William J. Perry Award to Paul Kaminski during its annual review March 17-18 in Springfield, Virginia.Commencing with his 20 year...
Procurement Issues That Congress Won't Fix
* The new foreign policy mantra in Washington is that the world is on fire. The nation's weapons procurement machine, meanwhile, keeps partying like it's 1999. The Defense Department and Congress are embarking on a new effort to rewrite procurement...
Procurement Issues That Congress Won't Fix
The new foreign policy mantra in Washington is that the world is on fire. The nation's weapons procurement machine, meanwhile, keeps partying like it's 1999.The Defense Department and Congress are embarking on a new effort to rewrite procurement legislation...
Researchers Hack into Driverless Car System, Take Control of Vehicle
* A group of Virginia-based researchers funded by the Defense Department found that it is relatively easy to remotely hack into a driverless car's control system, but said hardening against such an attack can be inexpensive Two Charlottesville-based...
Researchers Hack into Driverless Car System, Take Control of Vehicle
* A group of Virginia-based researchers funded by the Defense Department found that it is relatively easy to remotely hack into a driverless car's control system, but said hardening against such an attack can be inexpensive.Two Charlottesville-based...
Small Off-the-Shelf Drones Causing Alarm in Security Circles
* Small, readily available unmanned aerial systems pose an increased risk to national security as the technology grows more capable, a panel of experts testified before Congress. "Technology typically outstrips policy, and this technology has certainly...
Small Off-the-Shelf Drones Causing Alarm in Security Circles
Small, readily available unmanned aerial systems pose an increased risk to national security as the technology grows more capable, a panel of experts testified before Congress."Technology typically outstrips policy, and this technology has certainly...
Something Special about Doing Business with SOCOM
* There is a reason why many defense contractors consider U.S. Special Operations Command a dream customer. SOCOM knows what it wants, and it moves quickly to get it. It follows the same federal procurement regulations as the conventional branches...
Something Special about Doing Business with SOCOM
There is a reason why many defense contractors consider U.S. Special Operations Command a dream customer. SOCOM knows what it wants, and it moves quickly to get it. It follows the same federal procurement regulations as the conventional branches of the...
Special Operations Command Budget Outlook Remains Rosy despite Wider Cuts
* On the surface, Special Operations Command is holding its own in a time of fiscal austerity. As far as what is requested at the beginning of the budget cycle and what is eventually enacted, it normally receives what it asks for along with a little...
Special Operations Command Budget Outlook Remains Rosy despite Wider Cuts
On the surface, Special Operations Command is holding its own in a time of fiscal austerity.As far as what is requested at the beginning of the budget cycle and what is eventually enacted, it normally receives what it asks for along with a little bit...
Spotlight on Middle East Special Operators as Conflict Embroils Region
* Islamic State terrorists in June 2014 seized the strategically important city of Tikrit, Iraq, in a major win for the insurgent group. Tikrit lies in between Baghdad and Mosul--the nation's second largest city, which is also under ISIL control--and...
Spotlight on Middle East Special Operators as Conflict Embroils Region
Islamic State terrorists in June 2014 seized the strategically important city of Tikrit, Iraq, in a major win for the insurgent group. Tikrit lies in between Baghdad and Mosul - the nation's second largest city, which is also under ISIL control - and...
Trust Builds Value in Business Ethics Programs
* One of the first things people think when meeting someone for the first time is, "Can I trust you?" In business that question can mean the difference between success and failure. Trust is built through ethical behavior. So, workplace ethics is...
Trust Builds Value in Business Ethics Programs
One of the first things people think when meeting someone for the first time is, "Can I trust you?" In business that question can mean the difference between success and failure.Trust is built through ethical behavior. So, workplace ethics is serious...
Why the U.S. Must Reform the Military Personnel System
* The military personnel management system is a Cold War relic populated by a 21st century workforce. Left unchecked, this growing disconnect between employment opportunities in the armed services and the private sector will hinder the military's ability...
Why the U.S. Must Reform the Military Personnel System
The military personnel management system is a Cold War relic populated by a 21st century workforce. Left unchecked, this growing disconnect between employment opportunities in the armed services and the private sector will hinder the military's ability...
Women in Defense Announces New Executive Director
Women In Defense, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, named Barbara Dunlavey to the new position of executive director, made effective March 9.She is responsible for the management of business operations for an organization that...
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