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A Once-Promising Green Energy Technology Hits a Roadblock

As part of The Times’s coverage of the global climate summit last year, I wrote an article about a project in Nova Scotia designed to create renewable electricity from the…

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Needing Younger Workers, Federal Officials Relax Rules on Past Drug Use

Not long ago, urinating in a cup for a drug test was a widely accepted, if annoying, requirement to start a new job. The legalization of marijuana in more and…

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Grounding of U.S. Marine Unit Spotlights Lack of Ships in Asia-Pacific

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is meant to be a rapid-response force, designed for quick deployment to handle crises anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region. At times, it doesn’t have the…

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Fleet Forces Chief Wants to Make a Smaller Navy More Lethal

NORFOLK, Va. — The head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command operates a fleet smaller than the Navy planned, due to delays in ship and submarine construction and maintenance. But Adm. Daryl Caudle…

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The Human Element: The Army’s Competitive Advantage in the Age of Innovation

Innovation has become a buzzword almost to the point of cliché inside the U.S. Army. One need only to scan a few of the articles on this website to find…

U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment are given instruction on the use of the Project Origin robotic combat vehicle in the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, June 6, 2022. Project Origin uses autonomous ground vehicles to support Army maneuvers by providing a variety of load packages, depending on the situation, and its use is being demonstrated during exercise Combined Resolve 17 as part of the Army's modernization and emerging technologies initiatives. Combined Resolve is a U.S. Army exercise consisting of 5,600 service members, Allies and partners from more than 10 countries, and is designed to assess units' abilities to conduct combat operations effectively in a multi-domain battlespace. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christian Carrillo)

Army Moves Forward With Streamlining Software Acquisition

After five years of struggles to streamline and modernize the Defense Department’s software acquisition programs, the process may finally be catching some tailwind. The Army now has scheduled deliveries for…

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Why the Navy & Air Force Can’t Get Lasers Across the ‘Valley of Death’

Directed-energy weapons continue to hold the interest of defense officials looking for capabilities such as counter-drone and missile defenses, but a new report claims that the Air Force and Navy…

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NIST Unveils Vision and Strategy for National Semiconductor Tech Center

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has plans for an “ambitious” effort to advance American semiconductor research and development, according to a paper outlining the agency’s vision and strategy for the…

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Space Force Eyes ‘Outernet’ for Better Data Flow in Orbit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force wants to create a space-based “outernet” that would allow military satellites and networks to communicate more efficiently. The service’s Space Warfighting Analysis Center recently…

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Biden, Yoon Agree on “New Level” of U.S. Nuclear Shield for S. Korea

U.S. President Joe Biden agreed Wednesday with his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk Yeol on plans for Washington to send nuclear submarines to its major ally for the first time…