The U.S. Army is aggressively seeking next-generation technologies by reaching out to the heart of the American economy: Small businesses. To that end, officials kicked off the second Expeditionary Technology Search 2.0 (XTechSearch 2.0) at the beginning of 2019; the program aims to be a catalyst in changing the way the Department of Defense (DoD) [...]
Train like you fight – the U.S. military’s training motto – pushes U.S. Department of Defense planners to provide the technology that enables pilots, sailors, maintainers, etc. to be able to perform their duties as if they were second nature. The current deployment of 4th- and 5th-generation fighter aircraft – all loaded with cutting-edge avionics, [...]
In an effort to address Moore's Law before engineers run out of time, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) officials recently launched the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI). The initiative consists of six programs in which engineers from government, industry, and academia, will spend the next four years scrutinizing the three pillars of the program - materials and integration, circuit design, and systems architecture - to ensure that technological progress continues at the same rapid pace. Moore's Law - the prediction that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years - has held true in the microelectronics world over the past five decades. Now, however, engineers realize that the fast clip of technological innovation will eventually outpace Moore's Law.