Technology

What is the Space Force’s new Futures Command?

Officials announced a fourth field command as part of the Air Force’s massive reoptimization effort.

Meet the Army’s tech incubator

Army Applications Lab turns five this year—and boasts that the startups it has worked with raised nearly $1 billion in funding.

Sprouts of promise bud in NATO’s tech incubator

Hopeful seedlings include improvements in energy resilience and storage.

Does TikTok need a new parent company? Senator mulls implications

The White House is pushing the Senate to pass a TikTok ban bill that swept through the House last week.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 146: Elliot Ackerman on ‘2054: A Novel’

The author and Marine veteran discusses the future of technology, the promise of AI, the perils of toxic politics, and other themes packed into his latest work of speculative fiction.

Army to launch deep sensing cross-functional team and equip units with experimental tech

The 101st’s Airborne Division’s second brigade will be the first unit to be equipped with new, experimental tech.

Our industrial strength is a deterrent

Technological change requires a more resilient defense industrial ecosystem. The Pentagon's new strategy will help.

Navy leaders want more code-loving sailors at sea

One wants to take ad hoc data science efforts and fold them into a formal training cycle.

USAF plans stealthy tankers for ‘extreme threat areas’

Next-gen aerial refueling program will be “a system,” not just one aircraft, says mobility chief.

F-35 engine upgrade on track, despite congressional dysfunction

Pratt & Whitney plans to start delivering the upgraded engines by 2029.

New DOD program aims to pollinate U.S.-made biotech

The goal is to explore military-grade, biologically-based solutions.

Innovation needs to go more than skin-deep at the Pentagon, advisory board says

Mid-tier leaders aren’t properly rewarded for risk, the Defense Innovation Board finds.

In a first, Army uses Slack-style battlefield software to coordinate field exercises

The ATAK app enables soldiers to mark enemies and send texts—just as their Ukrainian counterparts are doing.

The Pentagon is already testing tomorrow’s AI-powered swarm drones, ships

DOD pulled off unmanned amphibious landings, self-coding drones, and more just in the last year. What's next?