Tag: DoD

Hypersonic Technology Development: DOD and Congress

The Department of Defense (DOD) and Congress are seeking an aggressive track for hypersonic technology development. After more limited funding in previous years, the FY2021 budget request for all hypersonic-related research was $3.2 billion, an increase from $2.6 billion in FY2020, and Congress has demonstrated support for the DOD effort by inclusion as part of the House of Representatives FY 2021 appropriations. 

Although the DOD currently has no program of record for hypersonic weapons, many of the enabling technologies could have dual use applications that the industry could levy into commercial use of the technology. The Congress is poised to

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DoD must modernize infrastructure to support cutting-edge technology research

If you’re reading this over the internet, you’re using technology developed by the Department of Defense science and technology enterprise. For decades, the DoD has cultivated a wide-ranging ecosystem of technical professionals, research infrastructure and partnerships that has made vast contributions to U.S. national security and economic strength. From microchips to the GPS satellites that enabled a revolution in precision warfare, the department’s S&T enterprise has been central to creating the security and prosperity our nation enjoys today.

Although technology dominance has long been central to the American way of war, U.S. military superiority is increasingly under threat. American adversaries

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