CIO Briefing

Look for Military Drones to Begin Replacing Police Helicopters by 2025

General Atomics is working hard to put a close cousin of its Reaper anti-terrorism drone in the hands of local law enforcement.

CIO Briefing

Drones Will Help Protect Guam From North Korean Missiles

A June 2016 test showed that drones can track missiles, promising better protection for forces and allies under threat of a North Korean missile strike

Cybersecurity

What the Announced NSA/Cyber Command Split Means

Cyberwar and cyber intelligence are diverging, as are Cyber Command and the NSA. Here’s what that means for the man who leads both entities, the future of signals intelligence collection, and cyberwarfare.

Emerging Tech

AI Will Make Fake News Video — and Fight It As Well

Just weeks after one research team appeared to put words in a leader’s mouth, here comes a new tool that can check questionable video for a pulse.

CIO Briefing

US Air Force Wants Robots Watching Twitter

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

CIO Briefing

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

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

CIO Briefing

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras

An approach to machine learning inspired by the human brain is about to revolutionize street search.

Cybersecurity

Ukraine Police Say This is the Source of Tuesday’s Massive Cyberattack

The lesson from Tuesday’s massive cyberattack, beware of updates from Ukrainian accounting apps that are orders of magnitude larger than normal.

CIO Briefing

How Not to Win an AI Arms Race With China

A lawmaker’s proposal to curb Chinese investment in U.S. artificial-intelligence firms has more than a few critics.

CIO Briefing

The Future of Military IT: Gait Biometrics, Software Nets, and Photon Communicators

DISA director Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn talks about the tech he’s eyeing, some of which is barely out of the theoretical realm.

Cybersecurity

With Qatar Hack, the Kremlin May Be Opening a New Front in Its Global Information War

A fake video slipped onto a government website may have touched off Qatar’s diplomatic isolation.

CIO Briefing

Vladimir Putin and the Little Green Men of the Internet

The future of Kremlin-backed information operations against Western governments looks a lot like Russia's deceptive campaign against Crimea in 2014.

CIO Briefing

The Rocket Startup About to Eat Elon Musk’s Lunch

Rocket Lab is aiming to put small satellites in low Earth orbit at a fraction of the cost of even SpaceX

CIO Briefing

DARPA Picks Boeing To Build Its New Space Plane

The research agency hopes its XS-1 jumpstarts a whole new industry of very-low-cost satellite launches.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s First Defense Budget Has North Korea Written All Over It

There’s lots of money in the Pentagon’s 2018 spending proposal to stop missiles of the sort that Pyongyang keeps launching.

Cybersecurity

Stop Blaming NSA for the Ransomware Attack

An inside look at how the intelligence community deals with the exploitable software bugs it finds.

CIO Briefing

The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot

Without even realizing it, soldiers could soon be training robot sharpshooters to take their jobs.

Cybersecurity

France’s Macron Hack Likely By Same Russian Group That Hit DNC, Sources Say

A growing list of indicators point to a hack squad associated with the Russian GRU.

CIO Briefing

Comey: The Metadata Made Me Do It

The FBI director tries to explain to Congress his pre-election letters about the missing Clinton emails.