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Spotlights on Innovation

September 2016


(SEAPOWER 16 Sep 2016)...By Otto Kreisher, Special Correspondent
QUANTICO, VA - Confronted by rapidly changing technology and the alarming prospect of "great power war," the Marine Corps is focusing on rapid innovation and experimentation to push better communications, increased mobility and lethality to its smallest combat units, all within limited budgets.


(DC Military 22 Sept 2016)...By Christopher Austin
Faculty from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Postgraduate Dental College (PDC) are aiding service members and their families as part of the military's Maxillofacial Prosthetics programs at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS) in Bethesda, Md., and the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School (AFPDS) in San Antonio, Texas.


FY16 NIAC member LCDR Rollie Wicks, a nationally-recognized expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence, will be leading a U.S. team at Unmanned Warrior 2016 in a demonstration of AI software and 3 software defined payloads.
Unmanned Warrior is a joint naval exercise hosted by the British Royal Navy to showcase the latest in autonomous and unmanned systems. The Office of Naval Research is leading the U.S. Navy contingent. Read more about Unmanned Warrior at the link below.


We are pleased to announce the selection of the SECNAV FY17 Naval Innovation Advisory Council (NIAC)! Comprised of hand-selected military and civilian personnel, the NIAC is a dynamic forum for the advisors to conduct research, advance problem-solving projects, and advise SECNAV on innovation opportunities within the DON.


(SEAPOWER Magazine, 21 Sept 2016)...By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing Editor
ARLINGTON, Va. — The chief of naval operations (CNO) took the occasion of an international symposium to stress the importance of naval leaders building personal relationships with their foreign counterparts in promoting maritime security and defusing potential conflicts.

(CHIPS 20 Sept 2016)
WEST BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- Researchers from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) presented their inventions to a panel similar to that of the TV show "Shark Tank" at the 2nd annual Innovation Discovery Event (IDE), hosted by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) in West Bethesda, Maryland, Aug. 30.


(USNI News 19 Sep 2016)…by Sam Lagrone
For more than 40 years the Navy has hosted the biennial International Seapower Symposium at the U.S. Naval War College, and ahead of this year’s meeting Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson solicited themes from international attendees to shape the major intellectual thrust of the three days, Vice Adm. John Aquilino, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/5), told USNI News on Friday in an interview.


(By Andrea Watters Editor, Naval Aviation News)
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus' energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G "Green Growler" completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The U.S. Navy is a leader in incorporating alternative fuel into operational supplies, in order to increase mission capability and flexibility.

(By Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval Research Public Affairs)
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- The Office of Naval Research is sponsoring work to develop a breakthrough medical wrap that will not only cover injured limbs, but also mitigate damage and protect tissue for up to three days. The wrap will be called the Acute Care Cover for the Severely Injured Limb (ACCSIL).


(USNI News, 13 Sep 2016) ... by Sam LaGrone
A Monday test pairing a Lockheed Martin F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) with an Aegis Combat System armed with a Raytheon Standard Missile-6 is the latest step in expanding how the Navy and Marine Corps will share data on future battlefields.


(By David McNally, ARL Public Affairs)
See how the Office of Naval Research is teaming up with U.S. Army Research Laboratory, industry, government and academic partners on the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV).


(DoD News, Defense Media Activity 09 Sep 2016)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2016 — Defense Department officials announced today that Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Northern California and Texas, Sept. 12-14, to continue advancing one of his top priorities: building and rebuilding bridges between the Pentagon and America’s innovative technology sector.


(C4ISRNET, 01 Sep 2016)…by Mark Pomerleau
When it comes to cybersecurity, the criticality of cyber in the functionality of systems creates difficulties in a traditional sense of security. The Defense Department's chief information officer, Terry Halvorsen, is approaching this issue from a risk standpoint as opposed to security.


(By Bill Couch, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Public Affairs )
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- Representatives from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River and construction contractor G-W Management Services officially broke ground on a new operations center for NAWCAD's Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) Aug. 24.

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