Science & Tech

It's Time to Wargame Against an AI-Enabled China

Top commanders say military training needs to reflect how artificial intelligence will change the pace of war.

Science & Tech

US Needs to Defend Its Artificial Intelligence Better, Says Pentagon No. 2

AI safety is often overlooked in the private sector, but Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks wants the Defense Department to lead a cultural change.

Science & Tech

US Will Try Using 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.

Science & Tech

NATO Members Agree to Broad Tech, Environmental Agenda

A new tech accelerator and innovation fund comes with new commitments on cyber resilience and a collective look at emissions.

Science & Tech

What 5G Will Actually Do for the U.S. Military

Lots of sensors, lots of data, open up the possibilities of energy conservation, better security, robot teaming, and much more, military experiments show.

Science & Tech

Russia’s Latest Hack Shows How Useful ‘Criminal Groups’ Are to the Kremlin

Russian coders have little choice but to work with their government, which in turn denies any knowledge of their activities. That’s why hacking activity shows no sign of slowing.

Science & Tech

Biden Requests Less Than 1% Boost to Pentagon R&D, Despite Hyping New Defense Tech

As the Defense Department shifts its focus toward more technologically advanced potential adversaries, it will have to research and develop more and sustain less.

Threats

Estimated Cost of US Nuclear Modernization Jumps During More Expensive Phase

The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate puts the next decade’s price tag at $634 billion as some lawmakers try to bring it back down.

Science & Tech

Russia Is Accelerating Its Own Link-Everything Network

The U.S. sees networked warfare and AI as a game-changer. But what happens when your opponent copies your move?

Science & Tech

Army SOF Units Are Getting Smaller, More Self-Reliant as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

New adversaries, warfare concepts, and gear are also driving special operators to become more tech-savvy.

Policy

Will 2021 Be the Year JADC2 Takes Off?

The U.S. military has big hopes for joint, all-domain command and control. But logistical and financial challenges are mounting.

Science & Tech

Red Cross Calls for More Limits on Autonomous Weapons

Experts said the group’s unique stature might get governments to the negotiating table at last.

Science & Tech

White House Aims To Beef Up Nation’s Cybersecurity After Pipeline Hack

A new executive order shifts how the government buys software and gives consumers visibility into products’ security features.

Science & Tech

How to Detect Sarcasm with Artificial Intelligence

Humans make inferences about tone and meaning, but algorithms can find hidden relationships between words to detect irony and intentional falsehood.

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