Emerging Tech

These Companies Are Pitching AI to the U.S. Military

The Pentagon’s AI shopping list is similar to a Silicon Valley company’s: fast data organization, predictive maintenance, and mitigation for threats.

Pentagon Wants More Money for Lasers To Defend Against Missiles, Drone Swarms

Directed-energy weapons are with a factor of two or three to being militarily useful, the Pentagon’s top scientist said.

Watchdog: Department CIOs Are Getting More Authority But Compliance Is Uneven

A partial GAO review showed agency IT leaders are likely getting a say on budget issues, but some lack the documentation to prove it.

GSA Seeking a Vendor to Manage Its Platform-as-a-Service Offering Cloud.gov

The contract will call for developing code, troubleshooting issues and monitoring for operational failures and security incidents.

The First Smartphone App to Detect Actual Heart Attacks Probably Won’t Be Apple’s

This app could detect a type of heart attack caused by complete blockage of an artery.

The Pentagon is Spending Big on RFID Tech

The military is spending millions on RFID to track supplies, vehicles and other shipments, and recently exercised a second option on a $102 million RFID contract.

How Baltimore and Tulsa Are Using Data to Foster Community

“The great thing people need to understand about data—and this was the incorrect understanding I had at first—is it is not about efficiency,” said Tulsa’s mayor.

Jack Dorsey Thinks Twitter Needs to Gauge the Intent of Fake News Before Taking Action

It is unclear how Twitter plans on identifying the intent behind specific tweets.

A New Congress Brings New Tech Priorities and Increased Oversight

The midterm elections also left a big cyber vacancy on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

The DEA And ICE Are Hiding Surveillance Cameras In Streetlights

It’s unclear where the streetlight cameras have been installed, or where the next deployments will take place.

These Brutal Reviews of Facebook’s Portal Device Show Why No One Wants it in Their Home

Facebook insists that it’s not listening or watching the whole time, but many don't believe the company.