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While the Pentagon is doing more business with small companies, the list of candidates is shrinking

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has spent more of its contracting budget on small businesses in recent years, but those dollars are…

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(Air Force Research Laboratory artwork)A Skyborg conceptual design for a low cost attritable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle. (Air Force Research Laboratory artwork)

A new way for the Air Force to make sure good ideas don’t get lost in the clouds

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(Air Force Research Laboratory artwork)A Skyborg conceptual design for a low cost attritable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle. (Air Force Research Laboratory artwork)

Air Force AI-driven drone program makes step into the future

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(U.S. Air Force illustration)The Department of the Air Force announced June 4, 2021, the designation of Rocket Cargo as the fourth Vanguard program as part of its transformational science and technology portfolio identified in the DAF 2030 Science and Technology strategy for the next decade. (U.S. Air Force illustration)

Rocket delivery service might be coming to an Air Force near you

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(Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)Ryan Vickers

Space Force sets up innovation hub to connect with commercial partners

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Air Force Research Lab’s new shop will focus on small things packing big punches in space

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Air Force names three technologies for its futuristic vanguard program

Golden Horde, Navigation Technology Satellite-3 and Skyborg will be priorities in research funding.

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express, launches from Space Launch Complex-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The SpaceX rocket carrying 64 small satellites, marks the first time the same Falcon 9 rocket has been used in three space missions. (Senior Airman Clayton Wear/U.S. Air Force via AP)

SPACECOM looking to industry for future of war, bolstering ties with companies

U.S. Space Command is strengthening its relationship with companies like SpaceX to stay at the vanguard of space tech.

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Air Force, Carnegie Mellon team up for new research center of excellence

While it pursues a digital, data-driven approach, the Air Force is still very much concerned with the physical world, including the materials that will be needed for aircraft of the future.

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