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November 10, 2016 by Michael Scheno
At ARPA-E there have been several breakthroughs in energy-storage technology that could transform the electrical grid. We spoke with the Senior Commercialization Advisor, Ryan Umstattd, PhD, about this, and the future of energy-storage as well as how current projects and new technologies could be implemented into the military.
October 20, 2016 by Michael Scheno
In this interview, Dr. Mark Moyar, Director of the Center for Military and Diplomatic History, discusses the flaws with how the U.S. has approached providing foreign aid in the recent past, and how to implement a program that would see more success, the role Special Operations play in the building of Human Capital, and how we can implement their...
In this interview with LTC Tyler Faulk, Recent Branch Chief at the Security Assistance Office in Afghanistan and now stationed in the National Capital Region, US Army. He discusses some of the near term goals for ANDSF that are difficult in meeting, the concept of “Combat FMS,” challenges facing Foreign Military Sales, and why Foreign Military...
As the former Assistant Secretary of State of Political Military Affairs Shapiro knows all too well about situations in the Middle East. He sits down with us to discuss what needs to be done concerning security relationships with partners, foreign military sales challenges that must be overcome in the region, who or what might “fill the vacuum”...
January 12, 2016 by IDGA Editorial Staff
The development of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and tanks is on an "irreversible" track and will soon replace armoured vehicles driven by humans, according to a senior People's Liberation Army speaking to Chinese media."Unmanned ground vehicles will play a very important role in future ground combat. Realizing that, we have begun to...
June 29, 2015 by IDGA Staff
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April 23, 2015 by IDGA Staff
Take a look at the cyber experts who have already signed up to attend the upcoming Cyber Security for Defense event to discuss the ever-growing need to combat the intense rise of cyber attacks on the government and military. Will you be there this June 24-26 in Augusta, Georgia to meet and network with them?
April 20, 2015 by Chuck Brooks
Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are launching a program called "EMERGE" to explore opportunities to create and eventually procure wearable technologies that would benefit first responders and law enforcement doing the homeland security mission. The program was established in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Academy, DHS’s Center for Innovation, and the Center for Innovation Technology (CIT). CIT has also picked two business accelerators to participate in a training program competition in coordination with DHS to demonstrate their applications for wearables. Wearables are currently being integrated into military applications and it is logical that law enforcement and first responder applications also be part of that equation too.homeland security explores wearables To its credit, DHS is taking the initiative to pursue wearable technologies with programs like "EMERGE" and also with a robust research and development effort from DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S & T). Dr. Reggie Brothers, Under Secretary of DHS S& T sees wearables technologies such as sensors, communications, and visualization technologies where scientific innovation can provide direct benefits to first responders. His Directorate held an event in February where first responders and industry representatives participated in a conversation about the potential if wearable and communication technologies for real world challenges. Valuable discussions such as this kind event will only succeed with a strong public/private partnership. Dr. Robert Griffin, Deputy Under Secretary for DHS S & T in a March 10 press release stated: "First responders can benefit from these new emerging technologies, not only to ensure their personal safety, but to better save the lives of those they serve." Department of Homeland Security Explores Wearables! Wearables will certainly have important application for DHS stakeholders. The future first responder will likely have headset systems with cameras for visual awareness with embedded, computers that will analyze visual data. They will have sensor technologies for sharing information in real-time with hospitals that will be invaluable for rescues in disasters. Such emerging technologies will positively impact on the ability of those first at the scene to better remedy challenging situations.
April 3, 2015 by IDGA Staff
Take a look at the cyber experts who we expect will join us at the upcoming event to discuss the ever-growing need to combat the intense rise of cyber attacks on the government and military