04 May 2018

The Energy Department is Investing $30 Million in Quantum Research

“‘Quantum information science represents the future in a wide range of fields from computing to physics to materials science, and it will play a major role in shaping the technologies of tomorrow,’ said Energy Secretary Rick Perry. ‘It’s vital that American science and American scientists lead the way into this

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04 May 2018

Pakistan pushes for homegrown satellite development

“Pakistan has launched an ambitious satellite program as part of ongoing efforts to wean itself off dependence on foreign-owned assets for civil and military applications.” Source: Pakistan pushes for homegrown satellite development

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02 May 2018

Trump again teases ‘space force’ as the sixth military branch

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday again hinted at the possibility of a new military service dedicated to space, saying discussions are already underway with defense officials.” Source: Trump again teases ‘space force’ as the sixth military branch

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01 May 2018

Allies Must Develop Own Robots, Not Just ‘Copy’ US: Aussie War College Chief

“America’s allies must make their own investments in military robotics, not just piggyback on the Pentagon, the two-star chief of the Australian Defense College said here.” Source: Allies Must Develop Own Robots, Not Just ‘Copy’ US: Aussie War College Chief « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

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30 Apr 2018

Does Technology Threaten the Future of Society?

Remember the July 2008 Atlantic Article by Nicolas Carr titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Turns out that article was very prescient in its observations that we are relying more and more on Google for our research and less on gained or retained knowledge. As a kid, I used to

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25 Apr 2018

Human AI Augmentation is the Future of Cyberdefense

Watching the conclusion of the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge at Def Con in 2016 felt like getting a glimpse into the future. At the time, and in subsequent media interviews (New Scientist, Cipher Brief) I noted that I had been caught by surprise and went into the event expecting incremental

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25 Apr 2018

The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks

“A device that resembles an old phonograph may soon be used to jam and shut down vehicles like the one that killed 10 people in Toronto.” Source: The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks – Defense One

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25 Apr 2018

Pentagon Innovation Group Aims to Protect Military Bases From Rogue Drones

“DIUx awarded Dedrone a contract to test the group’s drone detection technology at military bases across the country.” Source: Pentagon Innovation Group Aims to Protect Military Bases From Rogue Drones – Nextgov

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24 Apr 2018

Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time

“On April 18, 2018, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the year’s military parade in Moscow, commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will feature new and advanced weaponry.” Source: Russia Parades War-‘Bots for the First Time | War Is Boring

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24 Apr 2018

The Corps is looking for a tube-launched suicide drone

“The Corps is in search of a tube-launched drone with an integrated warhead that can loiter over suspected targets at sea or air and strike with deadly precision.” Source: The Corps is looking for a tube-launched suicide drone

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