26 Jan 2018

The largest non-nuclear bomb in America’s arsenal just got an upgrade

“The Air Force has upgraded the United States’ largest non-nuclear bomb, a 30,000-pound ‘bunker-buster’ capable of attacking hard and buried targets, according to Bloomberg Politics.” Source: The largest non-nuclear bomb in America’s arsenal just got an upgrade

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25 Jan 2018

Auto Industry Tells Congress to Pump Brakes On Self-Driving Car Regulation

“Automakers want lawmakers to wait to regulate self driving vehicles until the technology matures more.” Source: Auto Industry Tells Congress to Pump Brakes On Self-Driving Car Regulation – Nextgov

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22 Jan 2018

Coast Guard to launch small drone competition

“Last year, the Coast Guard netted its third largest drug bust of all time with the help of a small drone. Now, the service wants that kind of ISR capability for all of its national security cutters, and plans to jump start a competition in the coming weeks.” Source: Coast

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17 Jan 2018

Is DISA eyeing blockchain?

“Blockchain has taken a firm foothold in the financial industry as the foundational technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The decentralized, encrypted technology allows for transparent tracking and proponents tout its security. Now, officials at the Department of Defense are looking closely at how they could apply it to military operations.”

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09 Jan 2018

Drone swarm tactics get tryout for infantry to use in urban battlespace

“The science fiction-sounding goal: Put an autonomous robot swarm of 250 or more drones under the control of light infantry soldiers or Marines to do complex tasks on the urban battlefield.” Source: Drone swarm tactics get tryout for infantry to use in urban battlespace

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05 Jan 2018

DHS issues new rules for searching electronic devices

“The Department of Homeland Security on Friday released new policies on searching electronic devices at the US border. The new policies, replacing guidance from 2009, clarify government search powers when it comes to such devices, which have exploded in both use and capability in recent years. The policies place some

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05 Jan 2018

The Two AI Books Chinese President Xi Jinping is Reading

China’s president Xi Jinping further signaled his interest in having China emerge as a dominant artificial intelligence power with the placement of two AI books on his bookshelf during his New Year’s Eve address to the nation. The two books featured on the president’s bookshelf were The Master Algorithm by Pedro

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04 Jan 2018

The $100 Billion Venture Capital Bomb

“Masayoshi Son — Masa to those who know him — famously thinks in decades, not years. At 19 he sat down and wrote his life plan, which stipulated that by 60, his current age, he would begin looking for a successor. (He now says that he’s not ready to take

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20 Dec 2017

Gene editing has gone from supervillain scheme to national security concern

“Gene editing is often thought of as a technique from a futuristic villain, best used to create killer mosquitoes or vaccine-resistant diseases. But there, tucked within the nearly 70-page National Security Strategy unveiled Dec. 18 by the Trump administration, was a short paragraph devoted to research and innovation. The document

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15 Dec 2017

Virtual battle spaces can help rapid real-world tactical decisions

“The Marine Corps says it is learning some important lessons from the ongoing rollout of a new training tool that aims to help fighters make decisions faster and more effectively.” Source: Virtual battle spaces can help rapid real-world tactical decisions

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