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Federal Spending on Drones Goes Under the Sea

August 1 Of the billions it spends on unmanned vehicles, the federal government's focus is shifting from the skies to the sea.

After China’s Crackdown, Now Russia Is Banning VPNs Too

July 31 The law is yet another sign of Putin’s growing control over internet access.

The US Military Indeed Spends A Lot on Viagra—Because it Helps Veterans With PTSD

July 30 The military spends about $84 million on medications for erectile dysfunction.

US Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

July 28 Tomorrow’s operations will be shaped by automated analysis of the world’s open-source data, says the service’s chief of staff.

Border State Lawmakers Propose a 'Smart' Wall

July 27 The group wants radar technology, drones and cameras to make up big chunks of Trump's proposed border wall.

TSA Announces Stricter Electronics Screening Rules

July 27 Time to travel with fewer electronics.

Security Fears Over Chinese Involvement Are Prompting Australia to Halt an Undersea Cable Project

July 27 Huawei, a smartphone and telecommunications equipment maker based in Shenzhen, was supposed to lay the Internet cable.

Border Walls Work in Cities, DHS Officials Tell Lawmakers

July 25 Lawmakers want a higher-tech border patrol, but a watchdog agency is concerned CBP isn't measuring how useful its technology is.

US Navy Gunners Are Testing A Wearable Heads-Up Display

July 25 A service lab has turned a lieutenant’s brainstorm into a testable prototype dubbed the GunnAR augmented-reality headset.

3D-Printed Gun Designs Are Selling for $12 on the Dark Web

July 21 A new report shows just how easy it is becoming to download designs for difficult-to-trace arms.