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DoD Must Field Capabilities Faster, Hicks Says

“In the face of the pacing challenge from China and threats from Russia, Iran, North Korea, and extremist groups, the Defense Department must transition from experimentation and prototyping to fielding capabilities much more quickly,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said. On August 22, Hicks provided virtual keynote remarks for the Defense Advanced Research Projects…


Notable Technical Inquiry

Natural Rubbers for Propellant Binders

DSIAC staff connected the inquirer with a subject matter expert who performed a literature search and provided a report and bibliography. The publications included information on the use of natural rubber as a propellant binder, aging of natural rubber for tires, and useful aging data on normalized strain ratio at the break vs. shifted log of reduced time.

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Artificial Intelligence for Weapons Systems

Hosted by: Sam Chakour

October 27, 2022 12:00 pm



Artificial Intelligence for Weapons Systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) applied to weapons systems represents a major trend in research in the past 10 years. These initiatives seek to increase weapon accuracy, perform nonactive means of targeting, aid navigation and guidance and control (e.g., in Global Positioning System-denied situations), and reduce overall computational resources vs. traditional physics-based approaches to enable intelligent targeting…


Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing Open Course (NTS Longmont, CO)

This three-day training in Fundamentals of Random Vibration and Shock Testing covers all the information required to plan, perform, and interpret the results of all types of dynamic testing. Some of the additional areas covered…

Air, Space, and Cyber Conference

The 2022 edition of the Air, Space, and Cyber Conference has the theme “America’s Air & Space Forces – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (75 Years in the Defense of our Nation).” Some topic sessions include:…

Military Tactical Communications Summit

The 2022 Military Tactical Communications Summit will focus on the strategies, technologies, and policies that enable reliable and efficient communication networks in expeditionary environments to ensure continued battlefield success. Event topics for discussion will include:…

AUVSI Defense

This specialized program equips the armed services and their partners with the information and relationships they need to meet constantly shifting threats around the globe. Plan to meet with decision makers and program managers from…

Future Armored Vehicles Survivability USA

The Future Armored Vehicles Survivability USA conference is a meeting for the U.S. armored vehicle community designed around a series of focused discussions on the strategies and technologies being adopted to enhance crew and platform…

Defense TechConnect

Entering its 10th year, the annual Defense TechConnect (DTC) Summit will feature a number of colocated events, covering a wide spectrum of topics, such as sensors, VTOL, infrastructure, supply chain, energy, manufacturing, resilience, power, data,…

FY22 JAS Program Review (JPR)

The Joint Aircraft Survivability Program Office (JASPO) will host the 2022 Joint Aircraft Survivability (JAS) Program Review (JPR) at Red Flag – Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), NV, on 27-29 September 2022. The purpose of…

Voice From the Community

Wes Fulton

Founder and CEO of Fulton Findings (TM)

Wes Fulton, the founder and CEO of Fulton Findings, has over 25 years of programming experience as a private programmer. He worked 16 years as an aircraft actuation systems program engineer for AiResearch, where he maneuvered fly-by-wire flight controls and was responsible for the Taiwanese Indigenous Defensive Fighter leading edge flap actuation system (LEFAS), the Rockwell/MBB X-31A experimental aircraft LEFAS flight testing, and deployment support for General Dynamics’ F-16 Fighting Falcon LEFAS. He copatented a high performance drive-train device called the “multi-fuseable shaft” and developed the first widely used Weibull engineering software called “WeibullSMITH,” which he transitioned into widely adopted software for variability modeling and statistics.

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