Cyber- / ExoWarfare Blog


Unprecedented Use of Android-Based Tracking Technology For GPS-denied Environments -- 20 Sep 2018 - For the first time, the NEON Personnel Tracker Solution was used to track personnel within challenging indoor, underground, and urban GPS-denied environments at the Thunderstorm 18-2 Dense Urban and Subterranean Technologies (DUST) Demonstration. The NEON Tracker, developed by TRX Systems, is intended predominantly for tracking first responders and in military ... Read More
BGP Route Origin Validation (ROV): Important Step Towards Securing Internet’s Routing Infrastructure -- 20 Sep 2018 - This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew)   The internet is essential to the exchange of all manner of information. It is not a single network, but rather is a complex grid of independent interconnected networks. The design of the internet is based on a trust relationship between these ... Read More
DARPA Contract Aims To Design Circuits In Months, Not Years -- 20 Sep 2018 - The Defense Advanced Research Agency announced an $8 million contract modification for the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute to work on a program that develops circuits that be quickly adapted rather than wholesale reinvented. The work is part of DARPA’s Circuit Realization at Faster Timescales (CRAFT) research program. ... Read More
US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Announces Winners In Massive Intelligence Technology Contract – $500m Volume -- 19 Sep 2018 - The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) awarded spots on a contract worth up to $500 million to eight defense companies and one research organization as part of the agency’s effort to buy research, development, technical, and engineering services for intelligence missions, according to an announcement from the Department of Defense Sept. ... Read More
Artificial Intelligence Identifies Over 100 Objects A Second In Satellite Imagery: 83 Percent Correct -- 19 Sep 2018 - Researchers at IARPA and Lockheed Martin used artificial intelligence to identify more than 100 objects a second in satellite imagery. They were right 83 percent of the time. Differentiating a port from a shipyard is a new kind of problem for AI It’s well known that satellites and other intelligence, ... Read More
“Molar Mic”: The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls -- 19 Sep 2018 - The future human-machine interface: dubbed the Molar Mic, it’s a small device that clips to your back teeth. “Once you’ve made something digital, the information can be interspersed." Sonitus received early funding from In-Q-Tel, the nonprofit investment arm of the CIA.   The future of battlefield communications is resting comfortably ... Read More
German ‘DARPA’: Hans-Wilhelm Dünn zur Gründung der Agentur für Innovation in der Cybersicherheit -- 18 Sep 2018 - In einem tagesschau24-Interview bewertete Hans-Wilhelm Dünn, Präsident des Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V., die Gründung der Agentur für Innovation in der Cybersicherheit der Bundesregierung: „Die Gründung einer solchen Agentur ist längst überfällig. Wir müssen unsere eigenen nationalen IT-Systeme verstehen und kontrollieren können. Gleichzeitig brauchen wir insgesamt mehr Budget, um die Kompetenzen der ... Read More
Gründung AI-Hub: Sicherer Einsatz Künstlicher Intelligenz im digitalen Transformationsprozess -- 18 Sep 2018 - Systeme und Technologien der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) sind in der Gegenwart angekommen und werden die Zukunft nachhaltig prägen. Die Debatte wird dabei jedoch von Akteuren wie den USA und China bestimmt, Deutschland liegt im internationalen Vergleich zurück. Der für Dezember 2018 geplante ‚Masterplan Künstliche Intelligenz‘ der Bundesregierung soll von daher ... Read More
Did IBM Cross the Line in Facial Recognition Using NYPD CCTV Footage? -- 16 Sep 2018 - This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) Facial recognition systems are a highly efficient public security solution. However, this field remains controversial, mainly due to privacy issues. Facial recognition has been recently at the center of an alarming report. It’s been discovered that technology giant IBM developed the tech ... Read More
High-Altitude UAV Laser Weapons To Destroy Enemy Ballistic Missiles At The Launch Pad: Advance in Revolutionary LPLD Project -- 16 Sep 2018 - This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) A project that will lead to the use of UAV laser weapons to destroy enemy ballistic missiles is advancing to the next stage. Power electronics experts at three U.S. defense companies are moving forward with a project to develop enabling technologies for ... Read More
How US Army Grooms Elite Cadre (Electronic Warfare) Cyber Soldiers -- 14 Sep 2018 - The Army believes integration will be the key to winning in the high tech environments of the future, and to do so the service is building a force that will be well versed in cyber, electronic warfare, signal and information operations. One of the Army’s first moves toward this end ... Read More
US Cyber Command & NSA Ex-Chief: Sub-Optimal Status, Senior Level Gov Lacks Necessary Expertise -- 13 Sep 2018 - Rogers: "There is not enough expertise within the senior levels of the government; at times 'we’re talking about fundamental game-changing policy that, if we’re honest, we don’t truly understand.' ”   The recently departed director of the National Security Agency and former head of U.S. Cyber Command believes the U.S. ... Read More
ExoWarfare: DARPA’s New $2 billion “AI NEXT” Initiative – Parallel to $1.7 billion JAIC -- 10 Sep 2018 - Leaders at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Sept. 7 a $2 billion initiative, known as AI Next, that aims to substantially improve artificial intelligence research. “With AI Next, we are making multiple research investments aimed at transforming computers from specialized tools to partners in problem-solving,” Steven Walker, the ... Read More
“DreamPort”: US Cyber Command Partners For A Cyber Prototyping Environment -- 10 Sep 2018 - U.S. Cyber Command is standing up a cyber version of SOFWERX, the public-private partnership run through Special Operations Command to foster greater innovation for rapid solutions. DreamPort, run by the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute through a partnership intermediary agreement with Cyber Command, is described as a state-of-the-art facility where ... Read More
Fully Autonomous ‘Mobile Intelligent Entities’ For Future Battlefields -- 10 Sep 2018 - WASHINGTON — Artificial intelligence and autonomy often conjure images of killer robots for the general public and even some in government. But development underway by the Army Research Laboratory toward “mobile intelligent entities” is actually far more practical, said Chief Scientist Alexander Kott. Kott pitched the term, along with the ... Read More
Harsche Kritik an Cyber-Militärischer Agentur ADIC der Bundesregierung -- 31 Aug 2018 - Bekommt die Bundeswehr bald Zuwachs an neuen Waffen? CC-BY-SA 2.0 Tobias Nordhausen   Die Bundesministerien für Inneres und Verteidigung gründen eine Agentur für Innovationen in der Cybersicherheit. Vordergründig soll es um die Entwicklung von Sprunginnovationen gehen. Kritiker*innen sehen die Neugründung als Vorstoß zur Militarisierung des digitalen Raumes. 30.08.2018 Verteidigungsministerin Ursula ... Read More
How The US Air Force Data Strategy Is Evolving – ISR Plans For The Next 10 Years -- 31 Aug 2018 - Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)   The US Air Force’s ambitious new Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) strategy calls for a sensing grid that fuses together data from legacy platforms (such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk), emerging technologies (like swarming drones), ... Read More
What will top the US Space Force to-do list? -- 30 Aug 2018 - In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Air Force’s Global Positioning System was a continuous target. “Every year [as] we went through the budget cycle the United States Air Force ... tried to kill the GPS program,” Gen. John Hyten, now head of U.S. Strategic Command, said during a ... Read More
3 Trends In The Future Of Cyber Conflict -- 30 Aug 2018 - Cyber has become a means for nations and organizations to achieve objectives below the thresholds of conflict. In this new digital warfare domain, traditional conceptions are being flipped on their heads.     Here are three potential trends that could factor into this increasingly dynamic environment, according to Col. Steve ... Read More
US SOCOM Is Seeking Technologies For War In A Post-Cyberpunk Era -- 30 Aug 2018 - Rickey White pilots and interceptor drone during the ThunderDrone Tech Expo at SOFWERX in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017. The expo provided an opportunity for industry, national laboratories and academia to discuss and promote new and innovative drone technology with the special operations community. (Barry Loo / USAF)   The ... Read More
Electronic Warfare: US Army Announces Winners of Electronic Warfare Challenge -- 30 Aug 2018 - Parsing what detected signals matter is an electronic warfare skill that can possibly be designated to artificial intelligence. (Armando R. Limon/Army)   A platypus, several Australians and a thundering panda walk into an electromagnetic spectrum, then leave with $150,000. The result is, potentially, a technique and a tool that will ... Read More
Global Information Security Spending To Exceed $124 Billion In 2019 -- 25 Aug 2018 - Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4 percent from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. In 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8.7 percent to $124 billion. “Security leaders are striving to help ... Read More
German Military To Get DARPA-like New Cybersecurity Agency -- 24 Aug 2018 - Modeled on the US version, Germany's new cyberdefense agency [ADIC] will leverage civilian expertise and ensure the country is up to date with technology. But already it looks like good old-fashioned German bureaucracy is getting in the way.   Germany is planning to set up a cybersecurity agency to ensure ... Read More
DARPA wants an AI system that can basically make sense of everything -- 24 Aug 2018 - Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is looking for an artificial intelligence and machine-learning model that can help scientists and researchers push their work to new limits. The Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction (ASKE) program, announced Aug. 17, is the first contract opportunity DARPA has released as part of its new AI ... Read More
Los Angeles: First US City to Employ Body Scanners in it’s Subway Mass Transit System -- 22 Aug 2018 - This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) Growing terrorist threats to transportation systems around the world and the possibility of a massive attack have brought about an increase in security measures employed by the authorities. The Los Angeles metro will roll out body scanners in its subway stations to ... Read More

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