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Mar 7, 2016

Microsoft and Google employees on US national guard may join cyber war against Islamic State

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the National Guard’s cyber squadrons will play an increasingly important role in assessing the vulnerabilities of U.S. industrial infrastructure and could be asked to join the fight against Islamic State.

The National Guard – a reserve military force that resides in the states but can be mobilized for national needs – is a key part of the military’s larger effort to set up over 120 cyber squadrons to respond to cyber attacks and prevent them.

One such unit, the 262nd squadron, is a 101-person team that includes employees of Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google. The unit is “famous throughout the country” for several high profile vulnerability assessments, Carter said at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington late on Friday.

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Mar 7, 2016

U.S. military closer to making cyborgs a reality

Posted by in categories: computing, cyborgs, military, neuroscience

The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.

If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality.

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Mar 6, 2016

Can You Download Knowledge Into Your Brain With Electricity?

Posted by in categories: military, neuroscience, transportation

A cognitive neuroscientist and his team at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California, seem to have achieved the impossible.

According to a press release, the team “measured the brain activity patterns of six commercial and military pilots, and then transmitted these patterns into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an airplane in a realistic flight simulator.”

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Mar 5, 2016

Should We Worry That We’re Headed for Cyber World War I?

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, military

Reserve you calendars for March 9th because New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative is hosting its annual Cybersecurity for a New America Conference in Washington, D.C.


On Wednesday, March 9, New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative will host its annual Cybersecurity for a New America Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference will focus on securing the future cyberspace. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

So, what does cyberwar mean anyway?

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Mar 4, 2016

China’s Quantum Satellite Could Change Cryptography Forever

Posted by in categories: encryption, government, military, quantum physics

Like we have been saying things are getting more and more tricky now with Quantum. China’s government supported hackers are going to love this as well as their own military intel.


Quess could hold the key TO uncrackable communications

By Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer

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Mar 3, 2016

US Military Set to Unveil Concepts Based on Skylon Space Plane Tech

Posted by in categories: military, space travel

Within the next year, the U.S. Air Force plans to unveil novel spacecraft concepts that would be powered by a potentially revolutionary reusable engine designed for a private space plane.

Since January 2014, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been developing hypersonic vehicle concepts that use the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which was invented by England-based Reaction Engines Ltd. and would propel the company’s Skylon space plane.

In April 2015, Reaction Engines announced that an AFRL study had concluded that SABRE is feasible. And AFRL is bullish on the technology; the lab will reveal two-stage-to-orbit SABRE-based concepts either this September, at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) SPACE 2016 conference in Long Beach, California, or in March 2017, at the 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference in China, said AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate Aerospace Engineer Barry Hellman. [The Skylon Space Plane in Pictures].

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Mar 2, 2016

Want To Hack The Pentagon? New Defense Department Program Challenges Hackers To Breach US Cyber Security

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

A challenge by the US Pentagon.


A new Defense Department competition will invite vetted hackers to find vulnerabilities in U.S. cyber security.

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Mar 1, 2016

Revolutionizing Intelligence

Posted by in categories: military, neuroscience

US Military likes Google Earth for training missions.


Closed off from all non-essential personnel in a secured, vault-like work environment known as a Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility, the 204th Intelligence Squadron is a mystery to those outside the squadron.

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Mar 1, 2016

Atlas The Robot Can Enlist in the US Military Anytime She Wants

Posted by in categories: government, internet, military, robotics/AI

I hear this author; however, can it pass military basic training/ boot camp? Think not.


Back when Alphabet was known as Google, the company bought Boston Dynamics, makers of the amazingly advanced robot named Atlas. At the time, Google promised that Boston Dynamics would stop taking military contracts, as it often did. But here’s the open secret about Atlas: She can enlist in the US military anytime she wants.

Technology transfer is a two-way street. Traditionally we think of technology being transferred from the public to the private sector, with the internet as just one example. The US government invests in and develops all kinds of important technologies for war and espionage, and many of those technologies eventually make their way to American consumers in one way or another. When the government does so consciously with both military and civilian capabilities in mind, it’s called dual-use tech.

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Mar 1, 2016

‘Very Close’: Pentagon’s Death Laser Right Around the Corner

Posted by in categories: energy, military

A new laser tag coming our way; however, this time when you’re tagged, you really are dead.


US officials tout the ‘unprecedented power’ of killing lasers to be released by 2023.

The US Army will deploy its first laser weapons by 2023, according to a recently released report.

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