science and technology

Alondra Nelson, deputy director for science and society at OSTP, speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 16, 2021. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images).

White House OSTP chief Alondra Nelson to step down

She has led the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy since the resignation of Eric Lander last year.
A common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. (U.S. Navy photo by Luke Lamborn)

DOD fleshing out plans for next generation of hypersonic weapons

The Pentagon is creating a strategy for a "hypersonics 2.0 initiative" that aims to develop more advanced capabilities.
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kitefre K. Oboho pins Expert Infantryman Badges (EIB) on paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade during an awards ceremony under COVID-19 prevention conditions at Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy Oct. 30, 2020. (U.S. Army / Davide Dalla Massara)

Fitbit to study how to detect COVID-19 in soldiers before symptoms appear

The electronics company is part of the military's latest project on determining if it's possible to know if personnel have been infected before they start to show…
Navy's Newest Combat Simulator Trains Its First Ships
Lt. Aaron Van Driessche, warfare tactics instructor at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Detachment San Diego pilots the U.S. Navy’s virtual combat curriculum with sailors aboard USS Paul Hamilton inside the newly launched portable simulator, the On Demand Trainer. (U.S. Navy / Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Millar)

‘STEM Corps’ legislation would fill DOD’s gaps in tech talent

The bill by Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Andy Kim, D-N.J., would create a scholarship pool for students to receive tuition assistance in exchange for service in…