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DOD plans next phase of JADC2 satellite layer

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and York Space Systems will build 126 satellites under $1.8 billion in contracts to develop the network for tracking and responding to threats from missiles and hypersonic weapons.

Lawmakers push Army to deploy advanced cameras for improved situational awareness

New York lawmakers want the branch to implement technology produced in their home state.

DIU boasts more rapid acquisition agreements but fewer new programs in 2021

The Defense Innovation Unit awarded out 72 new prototype contracts, but transitioned out only eight technologies – a dip compared to 2020.

An Air Force initiative for the hybrid workplace

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center in Joint Base San Antonio has been transitioning to a hybrid work environment for two years, shrinking physical facilities by 40%.

Air Force commits millions for wearables to counteract troops’ exhaustion

Human monitoring devices could support military staff who work in extreme conditions.

IARPA looks to design 'smart' textiles to monitor warfighter health, performance

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants electronic components it can stitch into textiles that will adapt to changes in the external environment or user input.

Air Force improvises with 3D printing to overcome supply chain issues

A senior airman’s creative idea resulted in money saved and capabilities improved at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Army to deploy virtual reality capabilities to combat sexual assault

Lessons on regulatory guidance and more will be provided through the potential new training.

The Pentagon shifts to maximum telework as omicron surges

The Pentagon is urging personnel to use maximum telework as coronavirus infections spike in the Washington, D.C. region.