Defense IT


Pentagon research chief: AI is powerful but has critical limitations

DARPA director Arati Prabhakar cautioned against artificial intelligence as a panacea to problems that still need a human element.

DOD's Third Offset Strategy: what man and machine can do together

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work provides some context to the plan to make use of autonomy and artificial intelligence.

Military services look to promote 'intrepreneurs'

With the Athena Project and other efforts, DOD is looking to adopt innovation concepts perfected in Silicon Valley to speed deployment of new technologies.

Why firewalls don’t cut it when protecting critical infrastructure

SCADA enablers and unidirectional gateways offer a predictive advantage against targeted persistent attacks, Waterfall Security’s Andrew Ginter says.

Despite advanced threats, DOD still banking on drones

While unmanned aerial systems could be rendered ineffective against more advanced adversaries, Defense Secretary Carter told Congress that the department will continue to invest in these platforms, which will play a role in deterring nations like Russia.

The Army and industry meet at ARL

ARL looks west to spur innovation

The Army Research Lab is following the lead of the Defense Department and establishing an office on the West Coast to link up with the tech sector.

Internet of Things poses (manageable) cyber problems

Despite the vulnerabilities of increasingly connected devices, national security experts outlined manageable ways to curb these concerns.

DARPA seeks man-machine teaming to take manufacturing to the next level

The agency is looking for innovative mathematical solutions in manufacturing to leverage advances in new technologies such as additive manufacturing.

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