Science & Tech

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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The US Government Will Spend $1B on AI Next Year — Not Counting the Pentagon

That's the latest estimate from the White House. But industry experts say it might not be enough.

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DHS Wants to Collect More Social-Media Records

The intention is to better understand people applying for entry as refugees and immigrants, but the effort would also collect information about their American friends and family members.

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Feds, Industry Get Creative to Woo Cyber Talent

Federal officials and executives shared how they’re rethinking the credentials and experience of cyber recruits.

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DHS Seeks Standards for 'Smart City' Sensors, Starting in St. Louis

Public-safety IoT devices promise to help cities dispatch and direct first-responders and other municipal agencies — if the devices can talk to each other.

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A Supercomputer Will Help the US Air Force Predict the Weather

The $25 million contract will provide a system that supports the military’s complex weather prediction workloads.

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Facial Recognition is Changing CBP Operations

The tech is freeing up Customs and Border Protection employees—once they learned to trust it.

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Congress Wants DHS to Study Disruptive Deepfake Videos

Bills introduced in the House and Senate aim to combat the forged media through comprehensive research and technological assessments.

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How the CIA is Working to Ethically Deploy Artificial Intelligence

As the agency uses new technology, insiders are thinking critically about issues around privacy and bias.

Policy

42 Countries Agree to International Principles for AI

The Organisation for Economic Coordination and Development released its global standards, which aim to ensure artificial intelligence is designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy.

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The Pentagon Still Buys Software Like It's 1987

The Defense Innovation Board recently discovered that a 32-year-old report "pretty much said it all."

Ideas

Trump Signs Executive Order to Boost Federal Cyber Workforce

Initiatives include cyber aptitude assessments for agency insiders and a President’s Cup cybersecurity competition.

Science & Tech

China Is Closing the Innovation Gap: Report

A leading tech-policy think tank says the United States needs a national strategy of its own to compete in advanced technologies.