Defense

Soldiers can now steer robot dogs with brain signals

A small sensor tucked neatly behind the ear allowed soldiers to mentally guide robotic quadrupeds.

Artificial Intelligence

Soldiers Can Now Steer Robot Dogs With Brain Signals

A small sensor tucked neatly behind the ear allowed soldiers to mentally guide robotic quadrupeds.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Mobilized to Support Tech Startups After Bank Failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.

Defense

How the Pentagon mobilized to support tech startups after bank failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Looking to Make Sure SpaceX Doesn’t Abandon Them in War

Spooked by the company’s new limits in Ukraine, military leaders are mulling new types of contracts.

Defense

Pentagon looking to make sure SpaceX doesn’t abandon them in war

Spooked by the company’s new limits in Ukraine, military leaders are mulling new types of contracts.

Artificial Intelligence

The Reaper UAV Is Getting Its Own Drone Swarm

Air Force special operators are rigging the venerable uncrewed aircraft with an ISR swarm that may take just one person to control.

Digital Government

White House Launches Effort to Examine Policy Choices for Shooting Down UFOs

NORTHCOM has changed radar settings to get “better fidelity on seeing slower objects,” general says.

Emerging Tech

Decrying Starlink's 'Weaponization,' SpaceX Cuts Support for Ukrainian Military

But Wednesday's explanation by the Elon Musk-founded company is at odds with its continuing work for the U.S. military.

Digital Government

New Institute Will Study How the Defense Department Manages Itself

To “compete on a global stage,” DOD must get a handle on its management practices, Deputy Defense Secretary says.

Emerging Tech

Is This New Microwave Weapon the Answer to Iranian Drones?

Army awards $66 million contract to develop an EMP device that fries the electronics of incoming drones.

Emerging Tech

Is China About To Destroy Encryption As We Know It? Maybe

A new research paper claims to offer a quantum-powered code-breaker of spectacular power. “If it's true, it's pretty disastrous,” says one expert.

Digital Government

UFO Sightings By US Troops Surge

Intelligence officials cite recent efforts to reduce the stigma of reporting odd aerial phenomena. Many cases remain unexplained.

Emerging Tech

The Physical Obstacles to the Pentagon’s Connect-Everything Vision

Jets, destroyers, and soldiers are very different data customers, but the Pentagon wants to serve them all equally.

Defense

DOD's new data king is skeptical of AI ‘pixie dust’

A more unified approach to data collection will enable bottom-up tools and capabilities