The AFCEA Educational Foundation sponsors awards at the nation’s service academies and other military educational institutions. In addition, the top commissioning ROTC cadet in each service and midshipman are similarly recognized with an AFCEA Honor Award.
China is flexing its muscles and expanding its reach, particularly in the maritime domain. As the United States tries to consolidate the so-called pivot to Asia by bringing 60 percent of the U.S. fleet to bear, leaders need to be thinking through all their other options to deal with the growing ambition of the People’s Republic of China.
Drones are leaving the battlefield in droves, increasingly taking on non-lethal civilian and humanitarian missions as aid groups and private companies capitalize on technology that not only is more common, but more affordable and manageable.
The National Security Agency’s recently established GitHub presence could become a focal point for releasing new technologies into the open source community.
In what has become one of the White House’s highest priorities, the federal government is forming digital services teams to address the mounting number of cybersecurity breaches threatening the nation’s security and coffers, according to government’s top chief information officer.
The DSCOVR satellite today reached its orbit position 1 million miles from Earth, little more than 100 days after its winter launch. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite will become the first operational spacecraft in deep space to provide constant weather analysis.
The significant federal government cyberbreach that let hackers swipe the personal data of more than 4 million current and former federal employees has all the trappings of a targeted nation-state attack aimed at gleaning critical information on federal workers; and current cyber protection methods might not be enough to prevent future attacks.
In spite of all the technological advances and everything computers can do for people, the devices used today do not actually understand language. People increasingly rely on computers and machines to learn, to help navigate, to stay connected with family, to travel—to make life easier. In reality, people do not communicate with machines, and the relationship is one-sided. The two parties are not partners—yet.
China is introducing designs for catamarans—and even trimarans—that seem destined to serve as the country’s littoral combat ships. Some of the trimarans closely resemble their U.S. counterparts, although differences—some quite interesting—do exist.
Machines of the future may think more like humans, promising dramatic changes for military robotics, unmanned aircraft and even missiles. U.S. military researchers say cognitive computers—processors inspired by the human brain—could bring about a wide range of changes that include helping robots work more closely with their human teammates.