Google DeepMind Researchers Join Pledge Not to Work in Lethal AI

Thousands of AI researchers sign letter forgoing work on autonomous weapons.

Pentagon Plans to Publish Broad Artificial Intelligence Strategy ‘Within Weeks’

The report will focus on long-term plans and how it will funnel resources to developing the technology, a Defense official said.

Pentagon Wants to Move Some Cyber Defense Operations to the Cloud

The Defense Department’s considering a cloud extension of its Acropolis system, which it describes as “where we fight” in cyberspace.

If Your Weapons Aren’t Cyber-Hardened, Expect to Lose Pentagon Contracts

The Pentagon intends to start assessing its weapons’ resistance to hacks, instead of leaving that to manufacturers.

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa.

Russia’s Foreign-Software Approval Service Helps Military Hackers: Report

The agency that ostensibly reviews foreign-made wares for vulnerabilities sends the lion’s share straight to its hacker squads.

More Money for Cyber Spies, Outrage after Indictments and Supply Chain Cyber is Super Hot

More indictments for Mueller and a busy week regarding federal IT for Congress.

Pentagon Seeks an Edge in Quantum Computing

The Pentagon’s research arm wants to get up to speed on quantum computing before China and other adversaries.

Pentagon Sets Big Goals for Its New AI Center

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be the hub for all projects that exceed $15 million.

China, Russia, and the U.S. Are All Building Centers for Military AI

But their burgeoning approaches to state-sponsored research are divergent as the countries themselves.

Hacker Caught Selling Maintenance Manuals for Military Drones

A poorly configured router allowed the theft of drone manuals, a list of maintainers, material on the Abrams tank, and more.

Defense Security Service Is Trying to Overhaul the Entire Security Clearance Process

And it turned to an alternative contracting method to find nontraditional background check companies and ideas.

Army Developing Simulated Missile Launchers to Improve Combat Training

The goal is to train pilots and other crew members on how to respond to shoulder-fired missiles and rocket launchers.

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Some Classification Decisions

The proposed software would help defense officials make classification decisions and automatically enforce them.

For the Pentagon Management Chief, Reform Begins with Good Data

Pentagon Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson offers a view of the path to reform in an exclusive interview with Nextgov.

General: Project Maven Is Just the Beginning of the Military’s Use of AI

Air Combat Command chief invites tech firms to help build next-gen tools for the Pentagon. Also says dissent "is part of being an American."

What DOD’s Change In Cloud Leadership Means For Multibillion-Dollar Programs

The Defense Department’s management chief Jay Gibson discusses the evolving Cloud Executive Steering Group.

Google’s Withdrawal from Pentagon AI Project Risks U.S. Lives, Says Work

Former deputy defense secretary says the tech giant should consider how its work might help save U.S. troops — and how it is currently helping China.