NEWS & EVENTS
The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), is pleased to announce more than $47 million to 15 awardees under the National Defense Education Program (NDEP) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Biotechnology, and Enhanced Civics Education.
Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition professionals can now access updates to Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course ACQ 160, “Program Protection Planning Awareness,” through a new recorded webinar released September 27, 2021 that features two Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) science and technology (S&T) protection experts.
The Department of Defense is working with the Australian Embassy to further strengthen innovation and technology cooperation. Yesterday, USD(R&E) Heidi Shyu met with Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos to continue celebrating ANZUS’s 70th Anniversary and the strong defense S&T relationship between the United States and Australia
Under Secretary Shyu: “I aim to ensure the DoD collaborates more closely with the commercial and defense industries, and the DoD ecosystem of universities, Govt labs, federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and university affiliated research centers (UARCs).”
Solving Tough Problems
Under Secretary Heidi Shyu (left) is working to increase collaboration across the
Department of Defense. Last week, she met with DARPA Director Dr. Stephanie Tompkins. “As a Nation, we can solve incredibly tough problems by working collaboratively towards a common cause.”
The DDR&E(R&T) “Year in Review” seeks to showcase OUSD (R&E) science and technology (S&T) enterprise’s leading innovation and national security in 2020.
The DDR&E(R&T) is responsible for DoD research and technology portfolios, from basic science to advanced technology development. Our organization ensures that the DoD is postured to develop the next generation of disruptive and emerging technologies and enable the rapid delivery of superior capabilities to the Warfighter.
DoD Basic Research
The Basic Research provided DoD Basic Research impacts in chemical science to the
the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for their study on enhancing US economy with investments in basic chemical science. The unique role that DoD basic research plays in the national research ecosystem is vital.
Biotech and Material Science
The Department of Defense, through OUSD(R&E), is pleased to announce $15 million in awards to conduct cutting-edge research in Biotech and Material Science at two HBCUs: North Carolina A&T and Morgan State University.
American Council on Education
Recently, the American Council on Education hosted a briefing to help the Department of Defense address concerns of Confucius Institutes with our partners in academia. OUSD(R&E) will be sponsoring a study with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to recommend best practices for foreign-funded institutes at US colleges and universities.
Coronavirus: DoD Response
The Defense Department is working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services and State Department to provide support in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.