Ideas

Are UFOs Real? Government Continues to Investigate

Although the task force studied UFO sightings that occurred between 2004 and 2021, most happened over the past two years.

Emerging Tech

Military to Use Lasers to Send Data From Space to Drones

In the first experiment of its kind, military researchers will attempt to link drones to satellites via light.

Emerging Tech

Jeff Bezos Has Reached His Final Form

The Amazon billionaire is going to fly to space this year. So might Richard Branson. Has anyone checked with Elon Musk?

Ideas

Bringing Tech Innovation to Wildfires: 4 Recommendations for Smarter Firefighting as Megafires Menace the U.S.

Managing the threat can start with better coordination and leveraging of technology for detecting and tracking the fires that matter.

CIO Briefing

As Space Junk Multiplies, Pentagon Is Stuck Tracking It for Civilians

Private industry is launching at a pace with which the military’s space-surveillance system can’t keep up. Now lawmakers say the Commerce Department’s fix is running late.

Emerging Tech

Air Force, Space Force Projects Will Speed Object Identification, Security Implementation

One project will use generative AI to identify space objects and another will use automation to improve the security compliance process in Space Force software development.

CIO Briefing

Here Are the Pioneering Women who Will Be on New Quarters

Beginning in 2022, women’s faces will appear on quarters for the first time, and the public will help choose who will be minted.

Emerging Tech

NASA’s Modern Missions Lean on Emerging Tech 

The agency’s CDO reflected on how AI, machine learning and automation are being increasingly operationalized.

Ideas

The New Space Race Will Be Run by Robots

Given the risks of space travel versus the potential rewards, it seems like robots are better suited for this role than humans.

Ideas

If a Satellite Falls on Your House, Space Law Protects You – but There Are No Legal Penalties for Leaving Junk in Orbit

Looking at environmental law here on Earth may give some ideas on how to improve the current legal regime with respect to space debris.

CIO Briefing

FAA Knows It Needs More Tech Experts, Just Not How Many

The Federal Aviation Administration needs IT experts, as well as specialists in emerging technologies like drones and 3-D printing, but doesn’t have hard, quantitative data on those workforce gaps.

Emerging Tech

Elon Musk Is Maybe, Actually, Strangely, Going to Do This Mars Thing

From his private Cape Canaveral, the billionaire is manifesting his own interplanetary reality—whatever it costs.

Cybersecurity

Biden Administration Likely Retaining Trump Doctrine on Cybersecurity in Space

Vice President Kamala Harris is prioritizing cybersecurity as chair of the National Space Council, an official said.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Watchdog to Examine How the U.S. Military Handles UFOs

The inspector general launched an evaluation into “actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” just before a similar report is due to Congress.

Emerging Tech

The World’s Richest Men Are Brawling Over the Moon

NASA gave Elon Musk’s SpaceX a coveted contract for a lunar mission. Jeff Bezos plans to fight for it

Ideas

Space Tourism – 20 Years in the Making – Is Finally Ready for Launch

With companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin hoping to build a future for humanity in space, space tourism is a way to demonstrate both the safety and reliability of space travel to the general public.

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