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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Force of the Future

Pentagon, DIUx Officials Discuss DoD, Industry Innovation

In an ongoing effort to create innovative partnerships to benefit national security and industry, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work met yesterday with senior leaders at the new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental "point of presence" here. Story

Future Force Depends on Military Child Education, Secretary Says

Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked military children for their sacrifices and championed a family-focused approach to educational pathways for them and their service member parents. Story

Carter Pursues Pentagon Innovation at Sun Valley Conference

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Sun Valley, Idaho, to attend a meeting of technology business leaders and to pursue, for the Defense Department and the nation, innovation that will take the Pentagon into the future. Story

Carter Details 'Force of the Future' at Syracuse University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke with students, faculty and leaders at Syracuse University in New York, describing his vision and plans for building the "Force of the Future." Story

Carter Outlines Future Force's Needs at Fort Drum

During a troop talk at Fort Drum, New York, Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division and shared his vision for building what he calls "the force of the future." Story

Special Forces Underwater Operations School Plans Improvements

The combat diving community's most rigorous school will soon implement its area development plan in support of Defense Secretary Ash Carter's "force of the future" initiative. Story

Civilian Personnel Chief Discusses Future Force

The Defense Department’s top civilian personnel policy chief discussed developments intended to address civilian workforce challenges and improve performance management and resourcing as part of the Future of the Force initiative.

Lab Day to Showcase Innovation, Technology

The Defense Department will showcase innovations from more than 60 medical laboratories and engineering centers across the country tomorrow in DoD’s first Lab Day exhibition at the Pentagon. Story

Army Researchers Explore Future of Computing

Supercomputers and new kinds of algorithms are making a big difference as Army scientists explore what is possible with future computing, a senior computer researcher said. Story

Carter: New Generation is Future of National Security

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited the high school he attended in Abington, Pennsylvania, to speak with students whose generation, he said, represents the future of national security. Story

Carter Domestic Trip Focuses on 'Force of the Future'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is kicking off a national discussion on building "the force of the future" and what the Defense Department must do to change and adapt to maintain its superiority well into the 21st century, a Pentagon spokesman announced. Story

About the Secretary

Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography

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Hot Wheels Help Get #ForceoftheFuture Into STEM

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A workshop at the Military Child Education Coalition's 2015 National Training Seminar aimed to teach children science, technology, engineering and math concepts through experimentation with toy cars and racetracks. Blog

Why Pick Government Cybersecurity? Longtime Leader Explains

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U.S. Cyber Command’s Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Michelle Stavig discusses the benefits of contributing to America's cyber strategy effort as one of the military's cyber warriors. Blog

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