Research and development

  • Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter has urged his successor, former Marine Gen. James Mattis, to continue fostering relationships with tech innovators as part of his drive to create a "force of the future."

    April 06, 2017
  • Jack Midgley, executive officer, Defense and Social Infrastructure, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co. Ltd, joins host Roger Waldron on Off the Shelf to discuss Deloitte's Asia-Pacific Defense Outlook for 2016. April 5, 2015

    April 03, 2016
  • Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione shares the latest on the Defense Department's new rule on independent research and development,

    February 23, 2016
  • When President Barack Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill just before Christmas, he enacted a big boost in dollars going to several science agencies. The increase was even more than the Obama administration had asked for. For analysis of federal 2016 R & D spending, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to Matt Hourihan, director of the R&D Budget and Policy program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    January 08, 2016
  • Defense companies have spent a low percentage of their own funds on research and development, creating what some say is an innovation problem.

    November 09, 2015
  • Creating more government innovation won't come without some creativity, some agency and industry experts say. Adam Tarsi, chief of staff of DoD's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office, said agencies should widen their approach and position itself as an incubator for startup companies.

    October 29, 2015
  • Reggie Brothers, the undersecretary for Science and Technology at DHS, said he is spearheading a new program that creates integrated product teams (IPTs) to bring together all parts of the department. The goal is to prioritize investments for limited research and development funding.

    October 14, 2015
  • Contractors, government relationship feeling the impact of cutting-edge technology, resulting in potentially cheaper and more efficient manufacturing.

    September 01, 2015
  • As part of the standup of four new Navy warfighting development centers, the Office of Naval Research seeks to insert the testing and prototyping of new technologies into the Navy’s regular training exercises.

    August 14, 2015
  • Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said to encourage adoption of the critical infrastructure cyber framework, the government would focus on streamlining regulations, cybersecurity research and development and federal procurement policies and practice.

    February 03, 2015
  • For cybersecurity, research and development and defense contracting, the Washington D.C. region carries a lot of weight. Now that Congress has passed a 2015 federal budget, lots of companies are looking to see how cyber, R&D and defense programs are likely to fare in the coming year. Jonathan Aberman has been looking into this. He's the managing director of Amplifier Ventures in Northern Virginia and the founder of the non-profit Tandem NSI, which brings new companies to the federal market. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive for some analysis.

    December 16, 2014
  • The Science and Technology Directorate is giving more than 50 companies a chance to show off their DHS-funded cyber innovations. The cyber showcase is the first of its kinds from S&T.

    December 10, 2014
  • Budget pressures on the Defense Department have driven down spending on research and development. That gives the military less say in developments that might give battlefield superiority. But industry can help with a class of products known as non-developmental items. Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, now with Harris Corporation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

    November 18, 2014
  • The military has made some progress in reversing the training and maintenance shortfalls it underwent when sequestration first took hold in 2013. But Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said those gains will quickly reverse themselves if Congress lets the budget caps return next year.

    November 13, 2014