The SIGNAL Blog

Cyborg Dragonfly Takes Flight

June 1, 2016



The DragonflEye, a cyborg insect intended for a variety of missions, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, has liftoff.

Coexistence Is Goal of DARPA Spectrum Challenge

May 25, 2017
By Julianne Simpson

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is hosting the world’s first collaborative machine-intelligence competition to overcome spectrum scarcity.

NATO Releases IoT Draft Report

The Cyber Edge
May 25, 2017



The Parliamentary Assembly will discuss a report urging governments to take a more proactive role in defining the IoT's future at its spring session.

Moving the Nation's Spectrum Usage Forward

May 24, 2017
By Julianne Simpson

Managing spectrum, much like other national resources such as water, natural gas and land, is a growing issue due to the number of users. Now more than ever, it's important to outline a national approach to spectrum utilization for both the U.S. economy and the federal government.

Increased Autonomy Is Here

The Cyber Edge
May 24, 2017
By Julianne Simpson



Autonomous functionality is increasing, evidenced by drones, self-driving cars and voice-controlled devices. The key to successfully transitioning these systems for military and defense use is trust.

U.S. Defense Department Revises Intelligence Budget Request

May 9, 2017



The Department of Defense released today the revised Military Intelligence Program top line budget request for fiscal 2017 that was disclosed to the public on February 9, 2016. The $16.8 billion is now updated to include additional funding above the initial president's budget request. The total, which includes both the base budget and overseas contingency operations funding, is $18.5 billion.  

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