The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the selection of 11 distinguished university scientists and engineers for the 2010 class of its National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF). The NSSEFF program provides Fellows with a sizable chunk of change: up to $4,250,000 in long-term support to conduct unclassified research on topics of interest to DoD, including sensors, surveillance, information security, cyber and force protection, and power projection.
“These distinguished researchers have a demonstrated record of success in fields of strategic importance to the DoD. Their NSSEFF work will not only contribute to preparing DoD and the nation for an uncertain future (more…)
Craig Kaucher is the Chief Technology and Information Officer at the Defense Media Activity.
In spite of rough economic times, the wheels of technology innovation are still turning at high speed. Here’s my take on a few key technologies that are currently on the “hype curve” upswing, and what the defense media community may want to consider as they evaluate products in these areas. I’ll also provide a few thoughts on managing technology innovation and insertion going forward. (more…)
On today’s 2PM ET webcast, Mr. R. Paul Ryan, administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), will discuss DoD Techipedia, a scientific and technical wiki designed to increase collaboration among DoD scientists, engineers, program managers, and operational warfighters.
Defense professionals and researchers in science and technology (S&T) have to rely on increasing number of resources for monitoring current trends and advancements in their various fields of knowledge. They need to be aware of how these technologies are being used and repurposed to fill capability gaps. DoD’s S&T wiki, DoDTechipedia, (and its suite of services) is effectively addressing the needs of our most important client – the warfighter. A secondary goal of DoDTechipedia is to provide those in defense and S&T with a means to communicate, collaborate, and market their expertise.
If you have questions, tweet them live or in advance to @ArmedwScience!
Think interactive video games are a waste of time or more suited for children? Think again. Research by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) indicates that video games can help adults process information much faster and improve their abilities to reason and solve problems. Dr. Ray Perez, ONR program officer, discussed video game-induced “fluid intelligence” on the Jan 20 webcast.
Listen or read the transcript. (more…)
Here’s an opportunity that serious game developers will not want to miss! Team Orlando is sponsoring a high-profile gaming competition in conjunction with the Defense GameTech Users’ Conference, GameTech 2010. The competition will publicize and reward the innovative use of game technology to accomplish realistic and effective military training.
Papers detailing innovative creation and use of products in the DoD environment will be accepted until February 15, 2010. (more…)
In its first year, the Armed with Science webcast succeeded beyond expectations. The credit goes to the scientists, administrators and operators who spent time discussing with us the broad range of scientific work sponsored by the Department of Defense. Much of the credit also goes to the dedication and enthusiasm of Dr. John Ohab, along with a small band of supporters.
The application of science to military missions helps our servicemembers operate more safely and more efficiently. Research that’s conducted to meet military requirements often results in applications in the civilian world that benefit society as a whole. (more…)
Drew Carey, host of The Price is Right, gives an Armed with Science shout-out from the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Next week, the Defense Media Activity Chief Technology Officer will identify a few emerging technologies to watch in 2010. In the meantime,you can visit the Defense Department’s YouTube page for more videos. (more…)
Jennifer Ouellette, director of the Science and Entertainment Exchange, and Jamie Paglia, co-creator of SyFy Channel’s EUREKA, discuss the importance of connecting top scientists and engineers with the entertainment industry.
LISTEN or read the interview transcript. (more…)