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Senate Defense Bill Aims to Scrub Cyber Adversaries from U.S. Military Tech

Joseph Marks | DefenseOne | Source URL The bill would require companies to disclose if they’d shared source code with foreign governments. Companies that sell equipment and services to the U.S.military will be forced to disclose business ties that allow foreign governments to access their sensitive data, such as software source code, […]

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Patrick Tucker DefenseOne (Source) (Blog Archive) The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them. One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 […]

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense […]

DHS Wants Tech to Scan Your Face as You Drive to Mexico

Mohana Ravindranath Defense One (Archive) The department is opting for a faster procurement option for the technology. The Homeland Security Department wants technology that can passively scan the faces of foreign nationals crossing the U.S.border by car, ensuring that the individuals who enter the country are the same ones who leave it. DHS’ […]