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House appropriators spending bill report shows key changes across procurement, R&D

June 17, 2024

House Appropriators’ $833 billion fiscal 2025 defense spending billmakes a range of programmatic changes, with funds tending to favor research and development over procurement.

How to Lead an Army of Digital Sleuths in the Age of AI

June 17, 2024

TEN YEARS AGO, Eliot Higgins could eat room service meals at a hotel without fear of being poisoned. He hadn’t yet been declared a foreign agent by Russia; in fact, he wasn’t…

Newport News yard seeks experienced workforce for nuclear shipbuilding

June 10, 2024

HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding is taking its recruitment efforts on the road as it looks to bring in more employees to expand its nuclear shipbuilding workforce. The Virginia-based shipyard met its hiring goals in…

US, Singapore to work together on counter-drone, electronic warfare tech

June 10, 2024

The U.S. and Singapore have agreed to collaborate more closely on defense innovation as part of a broader effort by the Pentagon to pair the American defense industry with countries…

Is there a human in the machine? AI and future warfare

June 10, 2024

Scottish philosopher David Hume observed that “there is a universal tendency among mankind to conceive all beings like themselves … we find faces in the moon, armies in the clouds.” Humans have…

Flexing its muscles, Iran steps away from deniability in arming the Houthis

June 10, 2024

For years, Iran has avoided identifying itself publicly as supplying Houthi militias operating out of Yemen with anti-ship missile technology, despite governments and researchers around the world all making the…

Biden’s science adviser explains the new hard line on China

June 10, 2024

Early in her career, Arati Prabhakar led the development of a self-piloting ship for a secretive U.S. military research agency. Now she’s the White House’s top technology official — the…

US, Philippines expand exercise to territorial edges amid tension with China

June 10, 2024

A Philippine fishing vessel was traversing Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea when two Chinese Coast Guard ships fired water cannons at both sides of the boat. The incident, which took…

The Air Force’s Next Nightwatch Fleet Will Be the Bedrock of National Security

June 10, 2024

The new flying command center is built to withstand the unthinkable.