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Building the Base episode 7: William “Mac” Thornberry, former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

Mac Thornberry served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 13th Congressional District from 1995 to 2021, with service on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and was Chairman of…

C4ISRNET DARPA Budget Request Seeks Bolster Critical Defense Techs

DARPA Budget Request Seeks to Bolster Critical Defense Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s $4.1 billion request for fiscal 2023 prioritizes technologies “critical” for the Pentagon, including microelectronics, biotechnology and artificial intelligence, budget documents show. DARPA’s detailed fiscal…

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Intelligence Agency Takes Over Project Maven, the Pentagon’s Signature AI Scheme

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will take operational control of part of the Pentagon’s signature artificial intelligence program, the agency’s director announced April 25. Project Maven is the Department of Defense’s most…

DefenseNews DIU Opens Chicago Office Expansion Midwest

Defense Innovation Unit Opens Chicago Office as Part of Midwest Expansion

The Defense Innovation Unit, a Department of Defense organization founded to help the U.S. military make faster use of emerging commercial technologies, opened a new hub in Chicago to expand…

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Disrupting Defense: Tech Investors’ New Focus on National Security

Co-authored by BENS member Kelleigh Bilms, Senior Director, Avascent SHARPE Focus: The Emergence of Defense Unicorns The world is changing rapidly, and all branches of the U.S. military are making…

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In Earth Day Memo, Hicks Lays Out Steps for Pentagon to Shrink its Energy Reliance

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks wants the US military to look at how technologies like tanks, ships and drones can be less reliant on fuel, she wrote in a new memo.…

WoTR Reboot The Defense Innovation Ecosystem

Reboot the Defense Innovation Ecosystem

The venture capital model of investment is predicated on a high failure rate, justified by massive returns on a small number of successes. Yet prestigious, venture-capital-backed defense tech startups are…

C4ISRNET How To Put The Joint In JADC2

How to Put the Joint in JACD2

Great power competition is upon us. Our adversaries are prepared for sophisticated conflicts across multiple domains that employ denial of communications and information advantage capabilities. This fundamental shift in warfare…

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Fact Sheet: 2022 National Defense Strategy

The Department of Defense has transmitted to Congress the classified 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS). For the first time, the Department conducted its strategic reviews in a fully integrated way…

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Army Recruiting Tries to Keep Pace amid Job Market Crunch, Civilian Competition

“We’re in a war for talent.” That’s one of the most often-used catch phrases for Army senior leaders when discussing the service’s effort to attract, train and retain soldiers. But…