department of defense

Meet Alchemist Accelerator’s latest demo day cohort

An IoT-enabled lab for cannabis farmers, a system for catching drones mid-flight and the Internet of Cows are a few of the 17 startups exhibiting today at Alchemist Accelerator’s 18th demo day.

The Pentagon is working on a radio wave weapon that stops a speeding car in its tracks

Vehicular terrorism is on the rise, but technology under development by the U.S. Department of Defense could save lives by disabling a weaponized car before it ever reaches its target. The Pentagon&#8

DoD clarifies winner-take-all cloud contract

When the Department of Defense announced in March a 10-year winner-take-all cloud contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, it raised a few eyebrows. Last week, they clarified some of the condi

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity

This week more than 40,000 security professionals will attend RSA in San Francisco to see the latest cyber technologies on display and discuss key issues. No topic will be higher on the agenda than th

Palmer Luckey’s new defense company Anduril looks interested in AR and VR on the battlefield

Palmer Luckey's new defense startup Anduril has aspirations well beyond a high-tech border wall. According to new information on the company's website and its hires, Anduril intends to apply its virtu

Ashton Carter talks Equation Group hack, encryption debate and military innovation at Disrupt SF

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter argued the case for splitting up the leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command on stage at Disrupt SF, while stressing, “We haven

Department of Defense expanding Hack the Pentagon program

Wanna hack the military? The Department of Defense is starting to give hackers more opportunities to test its systems without the threat of prosecution. The department announced today that it is ex

Crowdsourcing Dystopia

Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different le

Pentagon Clears BlackBerry, Samsung Devices For Defense Dept. Use

<p>BlackBerry and Samsung devices <a target="_blank" href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/us-usa-defense-smartphones-idUSBRE94204E20130503?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews">have bee

AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools

Smartphones may be invading pockets and purses across the world, but AOptix may soon bring those mobile devices to some far-flung warzones. The Campbell, Calif.-based company <a target="_blank" href="

Boeing told to stop developing high-tech Airborne Laser, Multiple Kill Vehicle

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pentagon.jpg" />Yup, we come to CrunchGear for the latest in Department of Defense news. Looks like the DoD (that's fancy inside-the-belt

US Troops To Be Left Without MySpace, YouTube, Fun

In an effort to “save bandwith”, the Department of Defense is blocking access to pipe-hogs like YouTube and MySpace on official computers. Lots of employers put up such filters, but this i