Emerging Tech

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The IC envisions a system that can stitch together archived and real-time data from satellites, and link it to footage from planes, drones and other aircraft.

Cybersecurity

The Navy Is Assembling a Hacker Team to Fight Off Small Drones

Engineers, researchers, and hackers will seek ways to protect warships and bases from hobby-type drones modified to kill.

Emerging Tech

Interior Doubled Its Use of Drones in 2018

The agency flew more than 10,000 unmanned missions to survey federal land, monitor wildlife and respond to natural disasters.

Ideas

White House Takes Important Step to Accelerate AI Adoption

It’s hard to overstate AI’s importance: It’s the biggest commercial opportunity in the world right now.

Emerging Tech

Russia’s Pistol-Packing Robot Is Scrambling for Parts

The program’s foreign suppliers stopped shipping components after gunfire videos went viral.

Emerging Tech

FAA’s Drone Operations App is Getting a Makeover

A new version of B4UFLY, an app to help drone operators follow FAA rules, is coming soon.

Cybersecurity

White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks

In its National Strategy for Aviation Security, the Trump administration called on the government to be more proactive in spotting threats to U.S. airspace.

Emerging Tech

FAA Wants to Protect First Responders from Drone Bombs

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar.

Emerging Tech

27 Groups Call on Congress to Deny ‘Smart Wall’ Funding

Groups are speaking out against a congressional proposal to up spending on surveillance tech on the border.

Policy

Wall Funding Remains In Limbo But Both Sides Argue For Border Security Tech

Democrats and Republicans from both chambers of Congress said they want cutting-edge tech patrolling the border but GOP members of the conference committee say they want physical barrier funding, too.

Emerging Tech

Why Flying Cars Are an Impossible Dream

The air taxi is the Godot of technology: always on its way, never here.

Emerging Tech

FAA Declares the Super Bowl a 'No Drone Zone'

People who violate the temporary flight restriction will face jail time and hefty fines.

Ideas

How to Build a Better Great Wall

The idea of creating a robust, intelligent technology barrier as opposed to a static physical one has been floated before.

Emerging Tech

FAA Rule Would Let Drones Fly Over People and At Night Without a Waiver

The move would greatly open the use of small drones but at least one lawmaker is worried about the privacy of people on the ground.

Emerging Tech

The Transportation Department is Funding Autonomous Drones

It also wants to research how self-driving vehicles can be manipulated to threaten the public.

Emerging Tech

The Grim Future of Urban Warfare

New technologies are making war even more horrific.

Emerging Tech

Humans Made Drones by Copying Birds. Birds Are Fighting Back.

As machines fill the skies, they meet resistance from the animals who already live there.

Emerging Tech

10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems.

Ideas

Grading the 2018 Technology and Government Predictions

Here's what came true for government agencies—and what didn't.

Emerging Tech

Surveying the Public in a City Being Used as Federal Drone Testing Site

Taking the temperature of San Diego residents before UberEats starts deploying delivery drones to the skies.