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US Blames Tech for Hospital Strike. But There’s More To The Story

April 29, 2016 As a result of the errant airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan last year, the U.S. military will now load aircraft systems with the coordinates of no-strike facilities before they take off, and will update some rules of engagement. That’s about the only change that will occur as a result...

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Intelligence Chief: We Don't Know If North Korea Has a 'Boosted Bomb'

April 26, 2016 “We don’t really know” if North Korea tested a “boosted” nuclear device this year, the U.S. intelligence chief said Monday. A boosted nuclear weapon is sometimes described as an intermediary point between a fission bomb and a much more destructive hydrogen bomb. The seismic data from the Jan. 6 underground...

Intelligence Chief: We Don’t Know If North Korea Has a ‘Boosted Bomb’

April 25, 2016 “We don’t really know” if North Korea tested a “boosted” nuclear device this year, the U.S. intelligence chief said Monday. A boosted nuclear weapon is sometimes described as an intermediary point between a fission bomb and a much more destructive hydrogen bomb. The seismic data from the Jan. 6 underground...

As Pentagon Dawdles, Silicon Valley Sells Its Newest Tech Abroad

April 24, 2016 Here’s a story about three Silicon Valley startups making just the sorts of products that Pentagon says it wants. Liquid Robotics sells seagoing robots that can carry sub-hunting sensors on long patrols. Savonix is beta-testing a mobile app whose cognitive assessments can improve how people do their jobs and interact...

As Pentagon Dawdles, Silicon Valley Sells Its Newest Tech Abroad

April 22, 2016 Here's a story about three Silicon Valley startups that are making just the sorts of products that Pentagon says it wants. Liquid Robotics sells seagoing robots that can carry sub-hunting sensors on long patrols. Savonix is beta-testing a mobile app whose cognitive assessments can improve how people do their jobs...

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The Military Wants a Privacy Firewall for Disaster Response

April 21, 2016 When disaster strikes on U.S. soil, first responders are learning to look at tweets and Instagram posts to learn what areas are hardest hit, where the danger has passed, and where it is going. But should U.S. troops join that effort, privacy laws would quickly snarl efforts to share helpful...

The Military Wants a Privacy Firewall for Disaster Response

April 20, 2016 When disaster strikes on U.S. soil, first responders are learning to look at tweets and Instagram posts to learn what areas are hardest hit, where the danger has passed, and where it is going. But should U.S. troops join that effort, privacy laws would quickly snarl efforts to share helpful...

The Military Wants a Privacy Firewall for Disaster Response

April 19, 2016 When disaster strikes on U.S. soil, first responders are learning to look at tweets and Instagram posts to learn what areas are hardest hit, where the danger has passed, and where it is going. But should U.S. troops join that effort, privacy laws would quickly snarl efforts to share helpful...

Pentagon: F-35 Will Still Fly, Despite Software Flaw

April 18, 2016 Problems with the Joint Strike Fighter’s logistics software will not keep the F-35 fleet from flying, the Pentagon says, contrary to a new Government Accountability Office report that hinted at a possible grounding. In the April 14 report, GAO officials say problems with one of the jet fighter’s software suites...

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F-35 Will Fly Despite Auditor's Fleet-Grounding Warning

April 18, 2016 Problems with the Joint Strike Fighter’s logistics software will not keep the F-35 fleet from flying, the Pentagon says, contrary to a new Government Accountability Office, or GAO, report that hinted at a possible grounding. In the April 14 report, GAO officials say problems with one of the jet fighter’s...