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The Naval STEM Exposition is a free event that gives local students the opportunity to engage and be inspired by all things naval STEM-or science, technology, engineering and math.
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President Barack Obama joins recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for a group photo in the East Room of the White House, May 5, 2016. White House photo by Lawrence Jackson

President Barack Obama recently recognized the winners for the coveted Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
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Dr. Wadad Dubbelday, was selected as the Center’s first Chief Distinguished Scientist and senior scientific and technical manager (SSTM).
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Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

To help the Air Force define and develop future capabilities, USAF Materiel Command is standing up a multi-disciplinary team at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, said it is a key component of a new Air Force Strategic Development Planning effort. Its focus is future multi-domain capabilities needed, in part, to support the Third Offset Strategy.

The general first briefed Air Force and aerospace industry representatives on the concept in late February during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla.


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DARPA has awarded contracts for the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program to eight organizations. The program seeks to develop groundbreaking technologies that would make future armored fighting vehicles significantly more mobile, effective, safe and affordable. Click below for a high-resolution image.

Eight organizations get the greenlight to develop potentially groundbreaking technologies that would make future fighting vehicles more mobile, effective, safe and affordable.
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A recent STEM festival in D.C. drew tons of kids who got to take part in thousands of hands-on activities that included robots, lasers and other cool gadgets.
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Dr. Claudio Grassi (right) and two members of his research team at the Catholic University Medical School in Rome, Italy. In a breakthrough study that could improve how people learn and retain information, the researchers significantly boosted the memory and mental performance of laboratory mice through electrical stimulation. (Photo provided by Dr. Claudio Grassi)

Office of Naval Research sponsored research could improve how people learn and retain information.
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If you’re a computer security specialist, or at least a white hat hacker, who’s always wanted to take a run at the Pentagon, here’s your chance.
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