The SIGNAL Blog

You (WE) Are the Weakest Link

May 18, 2015
By Tim McMillan



Humans continue to be the weakest link in cybersecurity, but they also could become its strongest asset.

Bomb Squads Model Robots at Annual Rodeo

May 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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Giddy up! Military and civilian bomb squad operators are taking to a capabilities exercise robot rodeo to showcase proficiencies and uses of robotics in the field. For the first time in nearly a decade, organizers included unmanned aerial vehicles in the competition.

The Bottom Line: From Dolly to Drones

May 13, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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It all began with Dolly, the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. While technical advances continued to make the news, their effects and the possibilities they created did not reach lawmakers or the legal profession.

When Contract Protests Emerge, Whose Fault Are They?

May 8, 2015
By Al Krachman



Contract protests can be the fault of government, contractors or the process itself. For government, it may be something as simple as lack of understanding on the part of contracting authorities.

AI or Not AI?

May 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd



Does artificial intelligence (AI) pose a threat to the human race, as many notable technologists recently have suggested? And what should be its role in the intelligence community?

The Rise of the PIIPs

May 5, 2015
By Glenn Kesselman



Personal identifiable information (PII) constantly is under threat of being compromised. One solution may be to create vaults that grant access to authorized organizations. But will it work, or even be embraced by the public?

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