research and development
Senate NDAA wants Pentagon to improve IT systems that handle business management
The first move in the fiscal 2021 NDAA season has been made by the Senate. It includes some IT and cyber provision, although the summary is a long way from becoming law.
Air Force adds another base to military’s 5G program, to prototype software
The pilot project at Nellis Air Force Base will partner with an industry consortium, the 485-member Information Warfare Research Project.
Air Force wants turn its computers into brains for AI
The Air Force Research Lab wants insights into how to configure computers to field AI. One idea is to model computer systems after the brain.
Navy opens up $30M in small business tech funding to stabilize supply chain
The Navy plans to spend more than $250 million in the next 90 days with small businesses that provide the department advanced technology.
Trump budget touts funding for AI and quantum but proposes slashing federal R&D by $13.8B
Within the White House fiscal 2021 proposal is funding for various "industries of the future" like $25 million to build the "national quantum internet."
Army wants tech than can identify people through walls
An RFI adds some new elements to the old dream of X-ray vision.