Updates from Across the R&E Enterprise
July 30, 2021
The Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T)) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) is pleased to announce the second quarter Fiscal Year 2021 winners.
July 23, 2021
The DoD, through OUSD(R&E), just released an updated DoD STEM Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021–2025 that showcases the DoD’s dedication to developing current and future STEM talent.
Arlington, VA – Today, the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), announced awards to 70 minority-serving institutions totaling $30.4 million as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 DoD Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MSI) Research and Education Program.
DoD Public-Private Partnerships Focus on Manufacturing Innovations to Fight COVID-19 and Build the Industrial Base
Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) — public-private partnerships established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (OSD ManTech) Program, under the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) — convene critical, groundbreaking work that helps in the fight against COVID-19 and builds and strengthens the U.S. industrial base.
In June 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD), through the Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)), published a DoD Instruction (DoDI) that promotes additive manufacturing (AM) use across the DoD enterprise. DoD has identified AM as a technology that contributes to a key line of effort in the National Defense Strategy, “building a more lethal force.” This DoDI supports the Department’s vision for utilizing AM to enable a more agile, adaptable, and aligned defense supply base to outpace adversarial threats.
June 21, 2021
The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a new online Open edX platform for advanced manufacturing technologies education at www.manufacturingworkforce.org.”
June 8, 2021
The deputy defense secretary today spoke about a wide range of topics regarding Defense Department priorities reflected in the fiscal year 2022 budget request.
May 17, 2021
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 17, 2021) — The Army is experimenting with prototypes of fast-forming vehicle power grids that will enable greater mobility for Soldiers on the battlefield.
Arlington, VA - The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced an additional $10 million in funding awards to 4 teams that participated in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) competition, managed by the Basic Research Office (BRO) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The winning teams, which represent 16 academic institutions nationwide, will receive three-year grants—contingent upon satisfactory research progress and the availability of funds—to pursue basic research that spans multiple scientific disciplines. The Department previously announced $179 million in MURI awards to 25 research teams from the same FY21 MURI competition. Please click here to download the list of additional winning teams.
May 13, 2021
The Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Research and Technology (DDRE(R&T)) is proud to announce the Q1 FY21 winners of the Laboratory Scientist, STEM Advocate, and T2 Advocate awards.
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.
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.