science and technology
Air Force ‘doubles down’ on quantum partnerships and pitch events
The service, in conjunction with government and industry partners, is organizing ways for universities and companies to highlight potential QIS advancements.
DHS S&T develops calculator for estimating coronavirus decay in the air
The new tool can be used by federal, state and local health officials to make decisions minimizing person-to-person transmission.
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.
‘STEM Corps’ legislation would fill DOD’s gaps in tech talent
The bill by Reps. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and Andy Kim, D-N.J., would create a scholarship pool for students to receive tuition assistance in exchange for service in the DOD as tech specialists.
New unmanned systems program at NOAA will focus on cybersecurity, acquisition process
While use of "UxS" vehicles by air and sea isn't new, NOAA's reliance on them has increased tenfold since 2012.
Federal R&D spending on AI should be doubled, then doubled again, commission says
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence calls for an immediate doubling of funding for non-defense R&D around AI starting next fiscal year, and then again in fiscal 2022.