The watchdog says the Pentagon's research arm doesn't put enough focus on transitioning its technologies to military users.
The latest version of the strategy, released this month, stresses the importance of an integrated approach to countering threats from foreign entities.
The CASCADE program aims develop new mathematical that would enable complex, dynamic systems that aren’t currently possible.
The 10 large companies will join six small businesses in competing for work under the five-year deal.
The service will use Other Transaction agreements, which operate outside normal procurement rules, to work on prototypes with non-traditional vendors.
During demonstrations this summer, the Army tested various counter-unmanned aerial systems platforms to address the growing threat posed by small drones.
Human-machine teaming is at the heart of the military service's plans, leaders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The State Department has OK’d the possible sale of three of the high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft, to be used for ISR.