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Pentagon Task Force Turns to Data to Shape COVID-19 Response

The group aims to use models and information to judge risks to the Defense Department and its missions.

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Pentagon Supercomputers Puzzle Out How to Safely Airlift Coronavirus Patients

And that's just one of the various pandemic-related problems that Defense Department supercomputers are chewing on.

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DHS Makes a Master List of Coronavirus Knowns and Unknowns

The list is meant to help government decision-makers make better choices about policies and actions.

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White House Releases National Strategy for 5G Security

The strategy focuses on four lines of effort and will guide how the government approaches 5G for the near future.

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Esper to DOD: Expect to Telework for 'Weeks For Sure, Maybe Months'

At a virtual town hall, the defense secretary asked troops and employees to be extra careful of phishing attempts and to disregard dis- and misinformation about COVID-19.

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Oak Ridge National Lab Taps Supercomputers to Fight Coronavirus

Researchers received emergency computation time to run through a database of drug compounds to see which combinations might prevent COVID-19.

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Pentagon Taps Leader to Implement New AI Ethics

It's Alka Patel, a lawyer who has been working for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

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US Army Sleuths Seek Social-Media Search Services

The Criminal Investigation Command is looking to tap into social media sites for digital evidence.

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Inside America's First All-Biometric Airline Terminal

At Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, facial-recognition cameras and other ID systems plug into a data backbone installed by Customs and Border Patrol.

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DARPA Aims to Develop a ‘Sea Train’ of Unmanned Warships

The Pentagon’s research arm is looking for technologies for a new class of long-distance unmanned surface vessels.

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NSA, Army Seek Quantum Computers Less Prone to Error

Even ordinary computers flip a bit here and there, but their quantum cousins have a lot more ways to go wrong.

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NIST Creates Biometric Databases to Spur ID Research

The data collections include fingerprints, facial photographs and iris scans — and they're meant to be just the start.

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US Army’s High-Powered Skull Study May Yield Better Helmets

Protecting soldiers' brains is the ultimate aim of a joint effort by the Army Research Laboratory, Argonne National Lab, and Northwestern University.

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DARPA Wants Smart Suits to Protect Against Biological Attacks

A new program seeks gear that can guarantee troops' survival amid multiple chemical and biological agents.

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China Says It’s Developing 6G. What Does That Mean?

Just as the US and the West grapple with China's lead in next-gen 5G networking gear, Beijing announced two working groups focused on advancing 6G.

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