- The $317 million effort will be backed by $75 million in Defense funds and nearly $250 million in non-federal investment
- Some of the projects envision by the department include integrating fabric and fibers with things like LED lights, solar cells, computer chips and audio equipment
Washington (CNN)Clothing that can detect chemical weapons or radiation. Tents that hum with electricity. U.S. Defense officials want to make these ideas and others a reality.