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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15 Dec 2017

Three Things the US Military Needs to Fight in Europe

“For the first time since the Cold War, the U.S. military is relearning what it would take to fight alongside its NATO allies on the European continent, and the soldiers and Marines who took part in the first year of rotational deployments have a few requests.” Source: Three Things the US

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15 Dec 2017

White House Unveils Latest Plan to Fix Government Technology

“The White House today announced its first IT modernization center of excellence that will combine top federal talent with industry partners to bring the government’s old, outdated systems to the modern day.” Source: White House Unveils Latest Plan to Fix Government Technology – Nextgov

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13 Dec 2017

Japan moves ahead with plans to join U.S.-led project to build space station orbiting moon

“The government on Tuesday approved a plan to join a U.S.-proposed project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping for a chance to send Japanese astronauts to the lunar surface for the first time.” Source: Japan moves ahead with plans to join U.S.-led project to build space

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