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Pentagon’s Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist (Patrick Tucker, Defense One)

When Heidi Shyu was nominated to be defense undersecretary for research and engineering, the longtime Army acquisition executive set out to trim the long list of technology areas set as development priorities.

But she found that each of those areas—hypersonics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and at least a half-dozen more—is vital to the Pentagon’s future efforts to deter China. Moreover, the list leaves some key areas off.

Pentagon’s Top Science Official Adds to Tech-Breakthrough Wishlist – Defense One