Policy

White House Sounds Alarm on Threat from Quantum Computers

New directive orders the government to work with industry on security that can stand up to tomorrow’s quantum-powered decryption tools.

Ideas

GEOINT 2022 Conference Wire: AI Grows Up

Tracking the growth of small artificial-intelligence programs, and more from Day 2.

Ideas

GEOINT 2022 Conference Wire: NGA's Takeover

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will take control of a seminal AI effort, and more from Day 1.

Ideas

GEOINT 2022 Conference Wire: In the Spotlight

The Ukraine war has put space imagery and mapping at the center of discussion.

Business

Space Force Buys a Digital Twin of Orbital Space

Updated “minute-by-minute,” the Slingshot Aerospace tool is expected to improve training and real-world planning.

Science & Tech

DOD Wants More Software Factories

Defense officials outlined plans to make the Air Force's Kessel Run a model across the department.

Policy

NSA Can Now Order Other Agencies to Fix Their IT Systems

A White House memo grants the intelligence agency new powers under the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity.

Threats

2021 Top Ten: Army

The Army took strides in its version of the Pentagon's connect-everything plan. But leaders said more changes are ahead.

Science & Tech

DODIIS Conference Wire: USAF's Information Warfare

On Day 2 of the conference, a look at how the Air Force's new IW operating concepts.

Science & Tech

DODIIS Conference Wire: AI's Promise and Peril

As DODIIS opened, several leaders said machine learning would help keep tabs on Russian and Chinese advances—eventually.

Threats

DODIIS Conference Wire: What to Look For

Some 3,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition of the DIA's IT-and-intelligence conference.

Ideas

Inside the Data-Driven Operation that Moved Afghan Refugees from Dulles to Safe Havens

The main challenge was reconciling and processing disconnected, stove-piped, unavailable, or incorrect data.

Threats

China May Steal Encrypted Data Now to Decrypt In Years to Come, Report Warns

Quantum computers promise to render today's encryption largely obsolete. A Booz Allen report says it's time to start managing the risks.

Business

Lockheed Martin and Verizon to Partner to Develop 5G Tech for the Military

The companies recently connected a military communications network to a commercial 5G network.

Ideas

How Chinese Strategists Think AI Will Power a Military Leap Ahead

The U.S. military should ready itself for a warfighting environment in which the PLA’s realizes its vision of "intelligenization."

Ideas

The U.S. Should Get Serious About Submarine Cable Security

Three trends are accelerating risks to underwater cables’ security and resilience. 

Science & Tech

US Air Force’s First Software Chief Steps Down

Nicolas Chaillan, who led a Pentagon-wide DevSecOps effort, said he was leaving in part because of a lack of support from senior leaders.

Science & Tech

US Army Wants to Put Facial Recognition in Daycare Centers

A pilot system at Fort Jackson would begin “monitoring the health and well-being of children."

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