This is Why the IARPA Director Doesn’t Worry About Self-Aware Artificial Intelligence

Poorly engineered artificial intelligence is more likely to keep Jason Matheny up at night than a program becoming sentient.

CYBERCOM Chief Nominee Plans Recommendation on NSA Split Within Three Months

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone has “no predisposed opinion” about the split, he told lawmakers.

CYBERCOM Leader Offers Advice for His Successor

U.S. Cyber Command's mission has already outgrown its capacity.

GAO Sustains Protest of $771 Million Defense Intelligence Agency Contract

The defense agency didn’t sufficiently explain why it picked a cheaper but riskier bid.

Trump Has Never Asked Us to Stop Russian Election Meddling, Intelligence Chiefs Testify

The intelligence community agrees Russia will try to influence the 2018 midterms, but they’re less clear on how to stop the Kremlin.

Chinese Telecoms Could Join Kaspersky On Governmentwide Banned List

The Homeland Security Department banned the Russian antivirus company Kaspersky from government networks last year. Huawei and ZTE may be next.

How Long Did the US Government Know about Spectre and Meltdown?

The largest CPU bug in history caught the Defense Department by surprise. Or not.

AT&T Captures Classified NSA Tech Contract

After a bid protest, AT&T can now move forward on work it will carry out under NSA’s classified Groundbreaker contract, worth billions.

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CYBERCOM Chief Wants to Enlist AI

A look at Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone’s public statements about artificial intelligence, offense, and defense.

Former NSA Contractor Admits to Stealing Confidential Documents

Harold Martin III pleaded guilty to one of 20 counts of willful retention of national defense information.

Iran’s Cyberwar on Dissidents Could Infiltrate Your Mailbox

Tehran’s agents are busily working against the protesters — and anyone who may have contacted them from abroad.

NSA Finally Gets an Independent Inspector General

Robert Storch was confirmed by the Senate after more than a year and nominations from two presidents.

Germany Accused China of Tricking German Government Workers on LinkedIn

More than 10,000 workers in parliament, ministries, and government agencies had been targeted.

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley's Best

The intel agency is hacking hiring rules to fill three new digital teams in its quest for data dominance.

Policy Opens the Door for Smartphone Use in Classified Settings

Mobile devices will still be banned from facilities where highly classified information is shared.

Russia Used Social Media to Weaponize American Free Will. Here’s What to Do About It.

The tech, policy and national security communities need to come together to stop disinformation campaigns.