The mission of the U.S. House Unmanned Systems Caucus is to educate members of Congress and the public on the strategic, tactical, and scientific value of unmanned systems; actively support further development and acquisition of more systems, and to more effectively engage the civilian aviation community on unmanned system use and safety.
DAMIR is a DoD initiative that provides enterprise visibility to Acquisition program information. DAMIR streamlines acquisition management and oversight by leveraging web services, authoritative data sources, data collection, and data repository capabilities. DAMIR identifies various data sources that the Acquisition community uses to manage Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP) and Major Automated Information Systems (MAIS) programs and provides a unified web-based interface through which to present that information. DAMIR is the authoritative source for Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR), SAR Baseline, Acquisition Program Baselines (APB), and Assessments. It is a powerful reporting and analysis tool with robust data checks, validation, standardization and workflow leveling. It has extensive security capabilities as well as both classified and unclassified versions. One component of DAMIR, Purview, is an executive information system that displays program information such as mission and description, cost, funding and schedule. It is OSD's solution for structured acquisition data presentation and uses web services to obtain and display Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) data directly from the Service acquisition databases.
The Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Strategic Plan describes how the Office of Naval Research (ONR) sponsors scientific research efforts that will enable the future operational concepts of the Navy and the Marine Corps. Department of Defense and Department of the Navy (DoN) strategic documents provide the basic foundation for this plan. The priorities of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps are reflected in the shape of the investment portfolio and nine S&T focus areas outlined in the plan. This is a broad strategy that articulates a general direction for the future, while retaining sufficient flexibility and freedom of action to meet emerging challenges or alter course as directed by senior naval leadership.
To provide a forum for open exchange of technical and programmatic information between the Defense Department, its military services, industry representatives, and foreign organizations in the test and evaluation of air-to-air and ground-to-air weapons systems, which provide air/ground crew training for combat readiness. The Division was originally chartered as the Aerial Targets Section under the Air Armaments Division. With the increased emphasis on joint operations by the Defense Department and industry, the Aerial Targets Section expanded its focus to include UAVs and range operations.
In developing and populating the site, we have prioritized the following:
Providing original, easily-modifiable curricular content, typically in .ppt and .doc formats
Covering the range of primary areas of robotics pedagogy, including robot mechanics, control, motion planning, vision, and localization, with less emphasis on secondary areas and courses in which robotics is used as platform to teach concepts in other academic areas
RoboticsCourseWare.org does not grant credits or degrees, and does not provide access to faculty. However, the site does give you open access to the materials used in a variety of robotics courses taught around the world.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has released a report that examines the effect of sensory information on pilot reactions to system failures within an unmanned aircraft system control station simulation...
The Task Force has concluded that, while currently fielded unmanned systems are making positive contributions across DoD operations, autonomy technology is being underutilized as a result of material obstacles within the Department that are inhibiting...
An update to the CCC [Computing Community Consortium]-sponsored roadmap that was published in May 2009, which led to the National Robotics Initiative. Areas updated include manufacturing, healthcare/medical, and service robotics.