SpaceX and United Launch Alliance land $640 million in Air Force launches

The U.S. Air Force wants to maintain its options: It awarded a total of $640 million in satellite launch contracts to both SpaceX and the United Launch Alliance (Boeing and Lockheed Martin’s joi

Hacking the Army

A hacker prodding a public-facing Army recruitment website in early December stumbled upon a vulnerability, then another, until he found himself suddenly connected to an internal Department of Defense

How consumer drones wind up in the hands of ISIS fighters

ISIS reportedly carried out its first successful drone attack this week, using a commercially available drone to deliver explosives and kill two Kurdish fighters. It’s an effort that has been a

Uncle Sam wants you… to hack the Pentagon

My team, the Defense Digital Service (DDS) exists to bring in the best processes, talent, and technology from the private sector into the DoD. An offshoot from the United States Digital Service (USDS)

An Interview with General Keith Alexander on cybersecurity, Snowden, and IronNet

In this episode of Ventured, my partner Brook Byers and General Keith Alexander engage in a wide-ranging discussion on terrorism, Apple, cyber threats, Edward Snowden and network security.

When The Pentagon Comes Knocking: An Open Letter To Silicon Valley

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, has made two trips to Silicon Valley this year, but has only spoken directly to his counterpart in Russia once in the same period -- despite NATO being on

Pentagon Clears BlackBerry, Samsung Devices For Defense Dept. Use

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U.S. Department Of Defense Reportedly Planning To Buy 650,000 iOS Devices After Nixing BB10 To Cut Costs

The U.S. Department of Defense will order 650,000 iOS devices to replace older BlackBerry devices that are incompatible with the new BlackBerry 10 operating system after the sequester is over, <a targ

U.S. Military Bans Personnel From Visiting Wikileaks; Pentagon Asks Site To Do The 'Right Thing'

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Hand-held lie detector Afghanistan-bound In order to save American lives, which I’m all for, the Pentagon will employ a hand-held lie detector in Afghanistan. The device, which

For your protection: Pentagon okays development of new radio system

[photopress:newpentrad.jpg,full,center] The Pentagon would like you to know that it has approved the development of a new type of radio system to be used in our future weapons of war. It goes by the a

Going towards the light: Researchers look into replacing wire chip interfaces with optical

The interface between the CPU and the motherboard is a good place for electricity and heat leakage, and it’s also a computation bottleneck. In the interest of faster, better supercomputers (prob