They each had different backgrounds, different dreams, different heroes. Four leading women in the U.S. Defense Department gathered Wednesday and shared a unified message: You can have it all; you just can't do it alone.
The White House's first federal budget blueprint unveiled Thursday seeks to fund the nation's cybersecurity efforts by boosting budgets of the U.S. Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security—an initiative officials say will guard against the magnified threat landscape that is only getting worse.
With a little more financial backing, the U.S. Marine Corps is primed to grow its force in three critical areas to meet the threats of the future. An increase in the number of troops will meet cyber, electronic warfare and intelligence needs in what the Corps is calling a Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) information group.
WikiLeaks posted thousands of files the organization says detail the CIA’s efforts to surveil overseas targets by tapping otherwise ordinary devices that are connected to the Internet.
The Chihuahua-size robot known as the Ghost Minitaur has been updated for better adaptation and reaction to unstructured and changing environments. Recently, robotics have flourished in size and type to meet growing demand.
John Zangardi stepped in March 1 as the U.S. Defense Department’s acting chief information officer (CIO) following Terry Halvorsen’s retirement. Zangardi has served as the department’s principal deputy CIO since last October. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has yet to name a permanent replacement for Halvorsen.
Ushering in full-blown mobility for the military will require technology advances, particularly in areas of automation and security management. With mobile no longer a fringe idea, troops want to avail themselves of all the bells, whistles and efficiencies the ecosystem offers. But security concerns continue to crimp the Defense Department’s migration to what is otherwise commonplace in the private sector.
What is the upper limit of what a machine can learn? We do not yet know, but we do know that today, it takes repetition in the hundreds of thousands for artificial neural networks to learn to recognize something for themselves.