DOD takes AI to school

The Defense Acquisition University and the Air Force are experimenting with new ways to speed up and improve learning.

If you could build an Air Force base from scratch…

AFWERX's Base of the Future showcase will take advantage of the nearly wholesale rebuilding of Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

Why the Air Force put Kubernetes in an F-16

The Air Force is increasingly deploying solutions like Kubernetes, the open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, to quickly deliver advanced capabilities to warfighters.

DISA seeks military-wide identity management

The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for vendors to establish a federated identity service that will allow it to centrally manage identity, credential and access management across DOD.

ROBOpilot turns manned aircraft to drones in first 2-hour flight

A modular mechanical "pilot" recently completed a two-hour flight at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah.

DARPA to add reasoning to autonomous teams

A new program aims to build autonomous systems that can react to changing context and learn from experience.

DISA streamlines cloud authorizations

Defense Department mission partners and service components can now host DOD Impact Level 2 data on FedRAMP-compliant clouds without waiting for an explicit written authorization from DOD.

DARPA uses nature as a muse for new computing model

The Nature as Computer program is interested in models and concepts that exploit biological systems to crack currently unsolvable computational problems.

Marines test AI, autonomous systems for battlefield intel

The technology allows infantry squads to tap into networked sensors, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to make better decisions in complex, time-critical combat situations.

Navy wants 'see something, send something' system

The Naval District Washington is looking for ways to make it easier for analysts to react to reports of suspicious activity in real time.

DOD builds laser that IDs remote subjects by their heartbeat

The Defense Department has developed a device that uses an infrared laser to detect unique cardiac signatures of people 200 meters away.

DARPA dives into undersea networks

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build an undersea network so that the military can have connected command and control capabilities across all domains.

The National Guard's cyber escape room

The Massachusetts Army National Guard is building a cyber and network security themed escape room it can take to schools to get students interested in cybersecurity.

Air Force Lab wants wearables to monitor warfighter health

The Air Force Research Lab teamed with a biosensor startup to develop implanted sensors that would allow medical personnel to continuously monitor troops for indications of a potential illness.

Unmanned Systems

AI-enabled drones expand search and rescue options

Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to inject machine learning into search and rescue protocols and optimize autonomous, multi-drone teams to make searches more effective.

AI & Analytics

ARL wants anticipatory AI to adapt to soldiers' needs

Brain activity could be harnessed to optimize a performance of a human-machine team, according to an ARL researcher.

Cloud

DISA's milDrive delivers personal cloud storage

Defense Department users can now get Dropbox-like storage and file sharing and syncing services for unclassified data from their laptops and mobile devices.

AI & Analytics

DARPA wants AI to learn like a child

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to build an automated language acquisition system that learns language the way children do -- extracting meaning from hearing sounds while observing the environment.

AI & Analytics

IARPA seeks security footage for better algorithm training

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity wants 960 hours of annotated video data to help it train computer vision algorithms for law enforcement and public safety.

Unmanned Systems

Army looks to put ground-penetrating radar on drones

Mounted on unmanned aerial and land vehicles, the lightweight radar-on-a-chip technology could expand the military's ability to map the shapes, sizes and features of objects in the environment.

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