Emerging Tech

DOD to Debut Virtual Desktops for Certain Highly Classified Programs

The effort, which sunsets "Chinstrap" desktop hardware, has been a key priority in the Pentagon's CIO shop.

Senate Report Highlights Lack of Government Data on Ransomware Payments

A new report details the role cryptocurrencies play in incentivizing ransomware attacks and the government’s response.

This Crafty Tool Can Eavesdrop on 6G Wireless Signals

A little MacGyvering can create security issues for next-gen communications.

ACLU Spearheads Letter to Fed Imploring Anonymity in Cryptocurrencies

A dozen civil rights groups penned a letter to the Federal Reserve underscoring the need to preserve human rights—like privacy—in researching a U.S. digital currency.

DOJ Issues Guidance for Enforcing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.

Defense Officials Review AI Initiatives Within New Office

A House committee hearing questioned defense officials about the agency's new AI officer role and the ethics underpinning emerging tech.

What We Learned from Congress’ First Open UFO Hearing in 50 Years

A House hearing Tuesday discussed everything from extraterrestrials to advanced technology potentially developed by other nations.

Mars is Getting an Unreal New Simulation for NASA Training

A new gaming engine also has the potential to revolutionize how astronauts prepare for Mars missions.

US-EU Trade Meeting Highlights Semiconductor Independence, Emerging Tech Protocol

The Trade and Technology Council’s second meeting, held in Paris, will further the transatlantic dialogue surrounding tech trade and usage policy.

Justice, EEOC Release Guide To Prevent AI Discrimination

A new document builds on burgeoning EEOC regulations to prevent biases in AI technology in the workplace.

Defense Officials Emphasize Lab Modernization, Acquisition Reform Among Budget Priorities

Speaking before a House subcommittee, Department of Defense leaders identified critical operation areas within DOD offices that demand more federal funding to continue research and development.

Say Hello to Sagittarius A*, the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy

On May 12, 2022, astronomers on the Event Horizon Telescope team released an image of a black hole called Sagittarius A* that lies at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Chris Impey, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, explains how the team got this image and why it is such a big deal.

Raytheon Technologies Invests in Hypersonic Aircraft Startup Hermeus

It’s the first investment by the aerospace and defense giant’s new venture arm.

NIST Report Documents Success In Commerce’s Technology Transfer Initiative

A new report showcases how three federal agencies submitted technology research—like patents and papers—that can have a mainstream impact.

Army Advocates More Funding for Modernization in Tech, Data and Weaponry

Officials testified before a Senate committee to ask for federal funding specifically to modernize and keep up with opponents like Russia and China.