emerging technology

Mike Madsen to take helm as acting director of Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit


Madsen, who currently serves as DIU’s deputy director and director of strategic engagement, will take over temporarily when Mike Brown officially exits on Sept. 2.

Hicks wants more high-level oversight of Pentagon’s JADC2 efforts


A shakeup could be coming soon in the way the Pentagon manages its Joint All-Domain Command and Control efforts.

Hicks says Pentagon has different employment strategy for hypersonics than China, Russia


The weapons are anticipated to provide military advantage in the next era of warfare, prompting a sharp focus and major investments from America, China, Russia and others in recent years. 

AI task force for Navy surface fleet devising comprehensive data catalog


It’s one part of a broad, federated model the Naval Surface Force is applying to accelerate AI adoption.

Pentagon confronting many unknowns in driving quantum breakthroughs


DOD's leading quantum-focused official said he's open to all ideas — even bad ones — regarding how to proceed with the ultramodern technology.

Lawmakers urge incoming White House science chief to streamline agencies’ tech priorities


Senators at Arati Prabhakar's nomination hearing call on the policy leader to consolidate conflicting high-priority emerging tech programs at defense and civilian agencies.