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Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement “backdoors” on technology products. The effort marked the latest turn of events in a dispute […]


Nano-satellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space

Nano-satellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space

Tiny Army satellites may someday provide Soldiers with voice, data and even visual communications in remote areas, which lack such communications. Already some of that technology has been successfully tested, Dr. Travis Taylor said. Taylor is the senior scientist for […]


Test Flight Confirms Suitability of Latest Raytheon AESA for Hornet Upgrades

Test Flight Confirms Suitability of Latest Raytheon AESA for Hornet Upgrades

A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the combat relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft for 15 to 20 years. Hornet fleets upgrading to the new APG-79V(X) radar will receive […]


New GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices

New GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones and other technologies, making global positioning and orientation far more […]


Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber […]


Carter Unveils New DOD Cyber Strategy In Silicon Valley

Carter Unveils New DOD Cyber Strategy In Silicon Valley

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD’s cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence. Carter discussed the new strategy — an update […]


Russian hackers infiltrated Pentagon network: US

Russian hackers infiltrated Pentagon network: US

Russian hackers were able to access an unclassified Pentagon computer network earlier this year, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Thursday. “We quickly identified the compromise and had a team of incident responders hunting down the intruders within 24 […]


Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

United States satellites could be vulnerable to attacks, according to the deputy secretary of the Defense Department, who urged the government and private sector to work together to protect the key space assets. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, speaking […]


US military not ready to wage digital attack: official

US military not ready to wage digital attack: official

The US military is well equipped to defend the country against cyberattacks but is not yet ready to wage digital warfare, a senior defense official told lawmakers on Tuesday. The military’s cyber command, created in 2009, lacks the means to […]


 
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