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 Military Needs to Fight in Europe – Defense One

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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center of excellence that will combine top federal talent with industry partners to bring the government’s old, outdated systems to the modern day.”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 station orbiting moon | The Japan Times

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13 Dec 2017

Poland will piece together its own solution for short-range air defense

“Poland plans to piece together its own solution for short-range air defense using indigenous radars, potentially even developing its own command-and-control capability and incorporating it into a system that will fill its urgent need, according to the secretary of state in Poland’s Ministry of National Defense.” Source: Poland will piece together its own solution for short-range air defense

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12 Dec 2017

How the 2017 Tech Predictions Stacked Up

“Like almost every other columnist and pundit in the world, I like to end the year with a set of predictions about what we can expect in the coming year. And since my area of expertise is technology and government, that’s what I concentrate my predictions on. I base them on everything new I learned about cybersecurity over the previous year, as well as conversations with many experts in the field. I’ll be doing this again this year, with my 2018 predictions due around Christmas for those of you won’t yet be in full holiday mode.” Source: How the 2017 Tech Predictions Stacked Up – Nextgov

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08 Dec 2017

US Strategic Command wants weapons to jam adversary drones

“ELTA North America has been awarded a contract through the Air Force for adaptive anti-drone equipment. Under the undefinitized contract action, not to exceed $39.2 million, ELTA will provide ‘counter-unmanned aerial systems in support of U.S. Strategic Command joint emergent operational needs,’ according to the Department of Defense contract announcement. The detection and disruption mechanisms would cause a hostile UAS to crash or be confused and return to its base.” Source: US Strategic Command wants weapons to jam adversary drones

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07 Dec 2017

DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord

“So for those keeping track, DeepMind’s latest AI became a world-class competitor at three separate complex games in less than a day. The team set out to build a ‘more generic version’ of its previous software this time, and it would appear they succeeded.” Source: DeepMind AI needs mere 4 hours of self-training to become a chess overlord | Ars Technica

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07 Dec 2017

DoD spent $7.4 billion on big data, AI and the cloud last year. Is that enough?

“Spurred by a desire to overmatch future foes with modern technology, the Defense Department is boosting investment in core tech areas such as artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing. While spending in those three areas reached more than $7 billion in 2017 – a 32 percent increase over five years ago – anything short of a technological revolution could threaten the United States, according to a new report.” Source: DoD spent $7.4 billion on big data, AI and the cloud last year. Is that enough?

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07 Dec 2017

SPAWAR: Artificial intelligence should be the next space race

“The push for artificial intelligence is slowing becoming the new buzz in both the commercial-civilian sector as well as the defense industrial complex.” Source: SPAWAR: Artificial intelligence should be the next space race

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