Heidi Shyu

Pentagon’s R&E enterprise confronts emerging tech manufacturability gaps


The Pentagon’s research and engineering directorate is investigating manufacturing challenges that are affecting the defense industrial base and hindering its ability to deploy capabilities aligned with key technology areas.

Senators propose big boost in funding to upgrade DOD’s test ranges


The chairman’s mark of the fiscal 2023 defense appropriations bill recommends spending about $1.8 billion on these efforts.

Pentagon awards $100M to accelerate innovative tech adoption from nontraditional contractors


Ten nontraditional contractors were each given $10 million to help bring prototype technology into full production.

Exiting DIU director urges Pentagon to refresh how it adopts commercial tech for future wars


The Defense Innovation Unit has enabled a number of technologies that are now being put to use in Ukraine.

DOD schedules industry day for new rapid defense experimentation initiative


Pentagon officials will meet with industry on July 26 to discuss plans for its RDER project.

Pentagon wants to team with HBCUs on ‘tactical autonomy’ research


The initiative is intended to develop new military capabilities and address racial disparities in Pentagon R&D funding.