DARPA wants a leg-up on off-the-shelf weapons

The agency's Improv program is interested how people can use commercial technology to threaten U.S. military personnel.

DARPA looks to tap social media, big data to probe the causes of social unrest

The Next Generation Social Science program seeks to harness digital connections to identify "the primary drivers of social cooperation, instability and resilience."

Army, Silicon Valley to tackle social media challenge

As part of DOD's effort to collaborate with industry and academia, two projects will work on how to counter adversaries’ malicious use of social media.

An airman goes through flight procedures during Red Flag 16-1.

Endgame cyber solution proves useful for Air Force at Red Flag

The commercial tool has been effective in hunting and securing networks during the Air Force’s two most recent large-scale exercises.

The Army and Marines have tested autonomous ground vehicles against simulated IEDs.

Military mulls letting robots take the point

The Army’s chief roboticist wants robots to take the front lines to serve as “bullet catchers” to protect soldiers. But should they also fire back?

Despite hitches, DISA continues JIE rollout

A key assessment has been delayed until the end of the year, as the agency measures JRSS's ability to counter threat vectors.

Army wants to give soldiers their own micro-drones

The service is asking industry for information on developing UAS weighing 150 grams for ISR in the field.

SmartCAR makes soldiers wise to chem-bio threats

The handheld device tests for pathogens on the spot and communicates results up the chain of command via Nett Warrior smartphones.

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