04 Oct 2018

Israel Plans Anti-Missile Nano Satellite Constellation

“Israel is planning constellations of nano satellites, built by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), that will allow almost continuous coverage of ‘areas of interest,’ which are likely to include Iran, Syria, Lebanon and other countries. The first nano satellite was developed by IAI and was launched into space in 2017 as

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03 Oct 2018

Why Tech Projects Flop and How to Fix Them! A Recovering Federal CIO’s Perspective

An award-winning former Federal CIO shares secrets for running a successful technology program.

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02 Oct 2018

Is informationalization the modern equivalent of industrialization? How the U.S. Should Respond to China’s Informatization Strategy

Is “informationalization” the modern equivalent of industrialization? Chinese President Xi Jinping thinks so. In the same way that industrialization reshaped the economic structure of human life and interactions around the world, “informationalization” is transforming everything from everyday consumer products to military capabilities. This War on the Rocks commentary tracks the

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02 Oct 2018

China plans to be a world leader in Artificial Intelligence by 2030

China has clearly articulated its desire to be an AI leader on multiple fronts and now the South China Morning Post has produced a very detailed article discussing not on the the state of the field and China’s strategy to to take the lead, but also provides summaries of how

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01 Oct 2018

The Future of AI Policy is Largely Unwritten

Congressman Will Hurd talks with OODA Loop about Artificial Intelligence policy and his newly released committee report calling for a national AI strategy.

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27 Sep 2018

An Air Force ‘Way of Swarm’: Using Wargaming and Artificial Intelligence to Train Drones

Animals swarms in nature are providing insight into U.S. military development of drone swarms operating outside of a centralized command system. War on the Rocks writes, “now imagine being able to deploy a collection of drones on the scale and magnitude of a locust swarm. Indeed, the same laws that

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27 Sep 2018

NSA employee who brought hacking tools home sentenced to 66 months in prison

A 68-year-old NSA employee has been sentences to 66 months in prison after taking home highly sensitive hacking tools between 2010 and 2015 in order to have more time to study them, win better performance reviews, and secure higher pay. Because the materials were removed from the NSA’s secure internal

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27 Sep 2018

How to Track a Bitcoin’s Journey, and the Trustworthiness of any given Address

The makers of this Bitcoin tracking website are working to “provide a little more clarity” and “offer more peace of mind to investors, regulators and the general public” by providing search functions for Bitcoins and Addresses, and tracing their origin and affiliation to various sources, including gambling and known criminal

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25 Sep 2018

Introducing Resident-Centered Autonomous Vehicle Pilots

While most autonomous vehicles (AV) research is currently conducted by the automotive industry, a philanthropic foundation is now supporting AV pilot projects across five U.S. cities with the focus on answering community-level questions that will help shape AV policy at the city, state, and national level. There are currently over

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24 Sep 2018

North Korea successfully using cryptos to evade US sanctions

North Korea is likely making extensive use of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology to evade sanctions. Experts suggest that North Korea is probably trading in existing cryptocurrencies while also creating its own, allowing them to “exploit international financial institutions that have correspondent banking relations with the United States.” Mirroring traditional money-laundering

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