Defense, Industry

Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

July 23, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The Senate Armed Services Committee is stuffing an extra $35 billion into the Defense Department budget and recommending a monumental change to the way crimes are prosecuted in the military in its version of the 2022 defense authorization bill. The […]


DARPA wants to go deep on wireless

December 23, 2016

Via: FCW

The Department of Defense’s research arm wants to push wireless communications capabilities underwater and underground, exploiting little-used and difficult-to-access ultra-low frequencies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said it will talk with companies on Jan. 6 during an industry day […]


DARPA sees IoT and AI as weapons to dominate wars

August 31, 2016

Via: CIO

DARPA wants to exploit the power of the internet of things to help the U.S. dominate battlefields. The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency will fund the development of sensors and artificial intelligence systems that could help break into, extract, and […]


In DARPA challenge, smart machines compete to fend off cyberattacks

August 5, 2016

Via: CIO

The first all-machine hacking competition is taking place in Las Vegas. Seven teams, each running a high-performance computer and autonomous systems, are going head-to-head to see which one can best detect, evaluate and patch software vulnerabilities before adversaries have a […]


Defense Dept. wants your help in imagining the worst

March 16, 2016

Via: CIO

Uncle Sam wants your brain power, technical expertise and imagination to help defend the U.S. No enlistment required. The Department of Defense says it needs to understand how everyday objects and available technologies can be used by terrorists. The range […]


DARPA eyes faster design of military chips

December 2, 2015

Via: CIO

The U.S. military’s research division has kicked off a project to accelerate its design of custom chips, so the latest semiconductor technologies can be used more quickly in defense applications. For specific tasks like processing and transmitting images from a […]


DARPA develops new interface for image analysis

July 2, 2015

Via: itCurated

While other branches of the military have taken “man-machine” approaches to ease image analysis for personnel, the Army has developed a new user interface that helps intelligence analysts search, filter and explore visual media via computer vision and reasoning metrics. […]