Category Archives: Acquisition & Logistics Excellence

DARPA Brings Game-Changing Technology and Its Creators to Pentagon

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MAY 11, 2016)

WASHINGTON—Scientists and engineers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (darpa) took over the Pentagon center courtyard today, defying gray skies and a steady drizzle to demonstrate to future users some of their most cutting-edge work for national security.

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Carter Seeks to Harness Practices of Innovative Technology Firms

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MAY 12, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—The Defense Department needs to harness the genius of American technology if it is to successfully stand against all enemies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in Santa Clara, California, yesterday.

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Carter: Maintaining Military Superiority Requires Work, Funding, Technology, People

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MAY 24, 2016)

Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016—Protecting the nation and much of the world is a U.S. duty because of the challenges and opportunities that exist, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told service members at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, today.

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Secretary of the Navy Recognizes Top Naval Innovators

AIAA Singles Out AFRL Researchers for 2016 Fellows Honor

Carter: Premier Acquisition Award Supports World’s Best Fighting Force (Feb. 24, 2016)

Awards Dinner Recognizes Exemplary STEM Professionals

AF Discusses Game-Changing Technologies During Defense Innovation Hearing

Pentagon Announces Research Equipment Awards

AFRL Engineer Lauded for Advancing Domestic Manufacturing Capabilities

Work: Exciting Technology Under Development

American Society of Naval Engineers Recognizes Carderock Senior Scientists

Army Establishes Awards to Honor Lt. Gen (R) Arthur Gregg, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

DoD Standardization Program Announces 2015 Awards


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Secretary of the Navy Recognizes Top Naval Innovators


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Office of the Chief of Information (FEB. 10, 2016)

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the winners and finalists of the SECNAV Innovation Awards for 2015 yesterday, recognizing the top innovators within the Department of the Navy (DON).

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AIAA Singles Out AFRL Researchers for 2016 Fellows Honor


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AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY (FEB. 11, 2016)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—Three researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory have been named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellows for 2016.

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Carter: Premier Acquisition Award Supports World’s Best Fighting Force (Feb. 24, 2016)


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Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—Three teams that have received David Packard Excellence in Acquisition awards are helping ensure that future defense secretaries will continue to lead the finest fighting force the world has ever known, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here today.
At the same ceremony, hosted by Carter and Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, two other teams received the department’s Should-Cost and Innovation Award.

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Awards Dinner Recognizes Exemplary STEM Professionals


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ARMY NEWS SERVICE (FEB. 22, 2016)

C. Todd Lopez

PHILADELPHIA—Philadelphia’s integral role in Navy history and technological development for some 240 years made it an ideal location for some of the brightest military officers, enlisted personnel, and members of the Senior Executive Service to be recognized for their accomplishments by professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, the chief of Navy personnel said Feb. 19.

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AF Discusses Game-Changing Technologies During Defense Innovation Hearing


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OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING (FEB. 26, 2016)

WASHINGTON—The Air Force’s pursuit of game-changing technologies and the need to attract and retain talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professionals were at the center of discussions during a hearing on defense innovation before the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Capitol Hill Feb. 24.

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