By the year 2040, we can expect to have general artificial intelligence comparable to humans, according to William Halal, chairman of TechCast Global, speaking on a panel at the AFCEA International/George Mason University Critical Issues in C4I Symposium.
For too long, warfighters have struggled with issues of space, weight and power, each posing major problems in tactical environments. Networking equipment historically has contributed to all three—barriers that must be expunged. Soldiers must travel light. Humvees that barely fit four people must serve as both transport vehicles and portable communication hubs. And networks must be powerful yet agile.
History has shown that deceiving an enemy may lie as much in reactions as actions.
Faced with criticism that its innovation efforts have been lagging, the U.S. Defense Department has reorganized its Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, or DIUx, established in Silicon Valley last year. The new version will feature a partnership structure and include a new hub in Boston.
A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists will soon take a giant leap into outer space, lab officials announced.
Agility is a common attribute to smaller individuals. Large technology companies are taking note and restructuring accordingly.
The Defense Information Systems Agency will be relying on industry more than ever as it plans future military information technology systems.
What technology job classifications will require more people, or fewer, in the future?
Aurora Flight Sciences announced company personnel successfully flew a subscale version of its LightningStrike vertical take-off and landing experimental plane (VTOL X-plane) for DARPA.
Current technology trends such as the Internet of Things, bring your own device initiatives and the deployment of cloud-based applications all demand more and more bandwidth. One aspect of modernization that could be overlooked as we rush to implement emerging technologies is also the most important—the network backbone that will support it all.
Those of us with the privilege of providing social services to veterans and those with significant needs face a similar challenge: Addressing many requests for help that come at us from so many different directions.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced it will receive a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning developed by IBM Research.
History repeats itself: And the next-generation airframe might come as a bit of a surprise. Blimps. “They’re back,” said Thomas Kupiec, chief information security officer for SMS, as he shared as an example of two prototypes NASA is working on, complete with bulletproof skin and the potential for unmanned flight in the future.
Recognizing that their future may depend on innovation, many U.S. government agencies now are doing more than just paying lip service to nurturing new technologies.
People may rely on robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests.
Your New Year’s resolutions are probably distant memories, but resolutions to improve agency IT security should be yearlong endeavors. Before gearing up to move forward with implementing new fiscal year 2016 IT initiatives, it is a best practice to conduct a security audit to establish a baseline and serve as a comparison to start thinking about how the agency’s infrastructure and applications should change, and what impact that will have on IT security throughout the year.
Information is as important as maritime trade for U.S. prosperity, and the U.S. Navy must ensure that both keep flowing freely.
Advanced manufacturing projects will be supported through high-performance computing.
Both the complexity and importance of cybersecurity are growing exponentially and are reflected in its designation as a critical element of national security (CENS).
The information technology infrastructure, processes and solutions that government agencies rely on are becoming less suitable for today’s operational, mission and business challenges, says Federal CIO Tony Scott, the government’s top chief information officer. As a result, networks within those agencies are, indeed, going through significant changes.