Ben Dupont

Ben Dupont is an Inside Defense intern. He is a senior at Lafayette College, where he studies international affairs and government. He previously worked as an intern for Inside U.S. Trade.

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Daily News | November 21, 2023

The Biden administration should establish a Pentagon-led working group to coordinate a multinational effort to test, develop and procure artificial intelligence systems in tandem with its "Five Eyes" allies, the chair and ranking member of the House Armed Services cyber, information technologies and innovation subcommittee say in a new bill.

The Insider | September 15, 2023

The Navy has created a federal advisory committee to provide counsel on science and technology questions.

Daily News | July 28, 2023

The Senate Appropriations Committee's fiscal year 2024 defense spending bill includes funding for a new program designed to enable the Pentagon to better "tap into innovative commercial solutions."

Daily News | June 14, 2023

Protection against directed-energy weapons should be a priority for the Defense Department at all levels of development, according to the House Armed Services Committee.

Daily News | June 13, 2023

The Defense Department should create an outside advisory committee focused on venture capital and simplify the fielding of emerging technologies, according to the House Armed Services Committee.

Daily News | May 25, 2023

Congress should give the Pentagon more authority to defend against unmanned aircraft abroad, the Defense Department says.

Daily News | March 31, 2023

Seeking longer-term Ukraine assistance funding, the Pentagon has requested the renewal and modification of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.

The Insider | March 17, 2023

Legislation to change the U.S. approach to regulating technology threats from foreign adversaries is picking up steam, with 18 senators now in support.

The Insider | March 17, 2023

The National Security Agency should take a stronger approach to restrict Russia's supply of nuclear material to China, the chairmen of three key House committees said on Friday.

The Insider | March 13, 2023

The Pentagon's top advisory committee plans to meet later this month to discuss an upcoming study on climate change and global security.

The Insider | March 13, 2023

Leaders of four Air Force Scientific Advisory Board studies will report on their progress during meetings set for later this month.

The Insider | March 13, 2023

Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, will be briefed by the STRATCOM Strategic Advisory Group later this month.

Daily News | February 15, 2023

The Defense Department's inspector general has opened a probe involving the national security risks associated with purchases of land near military installations by foreign entities.

Daily News | February 9, 2023

Special operations forces should take on a more targeted and supportive role in an evolving era of great power competition, two analysts told House lawmakers on Wednesday.

The Insider | January 23, 2023

The Pentagon's top business management advisory group will meet early next month with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to discuss several defense and national security strategies.

Daily News | January 23, 2023

The Pentagon's top weapons tester has recommended fixes to the Army's Mobile Protected Firepower system -- including mitigating toxic fumes inside the light tank -- which is making "satisfactory" progress toward operational effectiveness.

Daily News | January 20, 2023

The Army should establish a failure review board for the Stryker Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station-Javelin to understand why tank-killing technology, mounted on a wheeled vehicle and which commanders say is urgently needed, did not pass muster during operational testing, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester.

The Insider | January 9, 2023

Republican senators are urging the Pentagon to reverse course on a proposed rule that would mandate detailed tracking and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions for defense contractors, which they contend would drive up costs and prioritize "environmentalism" over national security.

Daily News | January 5, 2023

The Pentagon has directed its recently rechartered Defense Innovation Board to create a task force to provide advice on the development of a national defense science and technology strategy.

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