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These New Robots Will Fill The US Military Of The Future

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Like it or not, robots are swiftly making their way deeper and deeper into battlefield operations. Though the airborne drone seems to take precedent, both in combat operations as well as media coverage, there are a few robots bubbling beneath the public consciousness that hardly anyone talks about. Here are...
These New Robots Will Fill The US Military Of The Future

Auditor: U.S. Army's ERP software projects at risk

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Massive ERP (enterprise resource planning) software projects under way at the U.S. Army are in danger of missing crucial deadlines due to inadequate planning and management on the part of officials, according to a new auditor's report....
Auditor: U.S. Army's ERP software projects at risk

Military court may lift secrecy in Bradley Manning prosecution

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U.S. Army unconstitutionally restricted public access to case against alleged Wiki-leaker Bradley Manning, a civil liberties group prepares to tell a federal appeals court tomorrow. [Read more]...
Military court may lift secrecy in Bradley Manning prosecution
Dylan’s Desk: What mobile designers can learn from the Army’s $5B camouflage snafu

US Army: Military finds IT security certification difficulties

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The U.S. Army is having a hard time manning its IT staff because it cannot find military personnel with the right networking and IT security qualifications....
US Army: Military finds IT security certification difficulties

Adapx lands $3M to help remote workers more easily capture data

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Adapx has raised an additional $3 million in venture capital, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to help mobile workers at large organizations capture data while working in the field. The company, which is led by former Microsoft vet Ken Schneider, develops software that works in conjunction with...
Adapx lands $3M to help remote workers more easily capture data
U.S. Army orders 120K iPads, 100K iPad minis, 200K iPod Touches, and 210K iPhones

Charge your smartphone, become a cyberspy

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It seems that some in the U.S. Army garrison in South Korea charge their smartphones using government computers. This is something of a cybersecurity oopsie. [Read more]...
Charge your smartphone, become a cyberspy

The U.S. Army's Guide to Pinterest (Really)

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Maybe you’ve had a very, very long nap and missed the last few weeks. So you haven’t heard of Pinterest. No shortage of ways to catch up, including this nice meta-explainer from our corporate cousins at the Wall Street Journal. For the advanced class, check out the site’s attempt to...
The U.S. Army's Guide to Pinterest (Really)

Prosecutor: Manning shared data without regard for national security

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U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning accused of sharing thousands of classified government documents with WikiLeaks, knew that the information would aid enemies of the U.S., a prosecutor argued Monday.Manning, facing a court martial on 12 charges at Fort Meade, Maryland, endangered U.S. national security when he "systematically...
Prosecutor: Manning shared data without regard for national security

Study: US military too reliant on foreign-made equipment

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The U.S. military's reliance on foreign-made products, including telecommunications equipment and semiconductors, is putting the nation's security at risk by exposing agencies to faulty parts and to the possibility that producing nations will stop selling vital items, according to a new report from the Alliance for American Manufacturing.The current...
Study: US military too reliant on foreign-made equipment

Breached dam data poses no threat to public, Army says

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A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today downplayed the significance of a recent incident of unauthorized access to a database containing potentially sensitive information on thousands of high hazard dams across the country....
Breached dam data poses no threat to public, Army says

U.S. Army to court martial a lieutenant colonel who refuses to deploy to Afghanistan because he considers orders from President Obama to be "illegal."

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U.S. Army to court martial a lieutenant colonel who refuses to deploy to Afghanistan because he considers orders from President Obama to be "illegal."

U.S. Army: USB Devices Are Security Risks

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Army officials in South Korea say their top security headache comes from troops charging their phones via USB cable. According to U.S. Army forces in South Korea, their top cybersecurity headache comes from troops and military employees charging their phones by hooking up USB cables to their computers. During...
U.S. Army: USB Devices Are Security Risks
A soldier's perspective on Call of Duty and its ilk (interview)

This is why WikiLeaks is important, and why the NYT should be defending it

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Ever since WikiLeaks first emerged on the scene in 2010, there has been a debate about whether the organization should qualify as a media entity, and if so what duty we owe it. Many journalists have preferred to see it as merely an information broker, and a slightly seedy or...
This is why WikiLeaks is important, and why the NYT should be defending it

U.S. Army reports successful test of lightning laser technology

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Future weapon would seek out targets that conduct electricity better than the air or ground that surrounds them. [Read more]...
U.S. Army reports successful test of lightning laser technology

Army rolls out proprietary app marketplace

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The U.S. Army on Friday launched a custom mobile app marketplace to deliver handset and tablet applications through the web to military personnel who have access to iOS devices....
Army rolls out proprietary app marketplace

Resume Makeover: How an Information Security Professional Can Target CSO Jobs

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Cole Hanson's career goal is to become an information security executive. Currently, he serves as a high-level information security professional with the U.S. Army. In February, Hanson, who is also a reservist with a rank of Lieutenant, will start a new job with the Marine Corps as the technology integration...
Resume Makeover: How an Information Security Professional Can Target CSO Jobs

Autistic British Hacker Faces U.S. Extradition

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Meet autistic Scottish hacker Gary McKinnon. He may not be a household name, but for the amount of trouble he allegedly has caused, he should be. Fishing for UFO secrets, McKinnon allegedly shut a military network down. McKinnon is facing a Oct. 16 extradition hearing to the United States and,...
Autistic British Hacker Faces U.S. Extradition

Warrior Web from DARPA aims to boost muscles, reduce fatigue and injury (video)

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The U.S. Military's dabbled with full-on robotic suits in the past, but it's now looking at a less convoluted, more energy-efficient approach. A project called Warrior Web from DARPA aims to enhance soldier carrying capacity and minimize injuries by distributing loads better, providing better joint support and "reapply(ing) energy...
Warrior Web from DARPA aims to boost muscles, reduce fatigue and injury (video)

Up, Up, and Away! The U.S. Army's 1950s Hoverboard Prototype

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For any child of the '80s, this archival footage of the U.S. Army's "flying platform" technology from the mid-'50s immediately calls to mind the hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II. A levitating surface that could be controlled like a surfboard? Awesome! That exact idea was behind the flying platform, developed...
Up, Up, and Away! The U.S. Army's 1950s Hoverboard Prototype

The Few, the Brave — the Army iPhone App

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If you work for the U.S. Army and spend all your spare time hacking the iPhone and Android or fooling around with HTML5, this is a contest for you: The Army’s Chief Information Office is launching a competition aimed at mobile and web apps, with cash awards totaling $30,000...
The Few, the Brave — the Army iPhone App

U.S. Department Of Defense Signs New Deal With Microsoft To Bring Windows 8 To 75% of Employees

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For the most part, the news about Windows 8 hasn’t been very positive for Microsoft, but the company today announced a major win. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) just signed a new three-year licensing agreement with Microsoft reseller Insight Public Sector to bring Windows 8, Office 2013, and SharePoint...
U.S. Department Of Defense Signs New Deal With Microsoft To Bring Windows 8 To 75% of Employees

Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'

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The person responsible for disclosing details on the growth of U.S. government surveillance programs that exploded into public view last week has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, a technology contractor working at the U.S. National Security Agency.In an article disclosing his identity in the Guardian newspaper, with which...
Prism leaker steps forward, cites 'massive surveillance machine'
Violent video games are not to blame: Why I'd cancel my membership to the NRA

Military ID Verification Service, Troop ID, Raises $2.1 Million

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Iraq War veteran and Troop ID founder, Blake Hall, has scored a cool $2.1 million from notable investors, such as David Tisch and Mark McLaughlin. The former elite soldier has raised a total of $5.7M for his identity service that verifies military credentials and partners them with brands. “The concept...
Military ID Verification Service, Troop ID, Raises $2.1 Million

The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

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A host of popular social media services have inspired secure military apps and sites that look and feel the same--mostly. Here's a look inside the latest creations for troops' Androids and what makes them unique. America's military is a sprawling global bureaucracy that loves technology, gadgets, websites, and apps....
The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

Has Wikileaks finally bitten off a secret too big?

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Wikileaks – the exposer of all things secret – has been in the news for a variety of reasons the past month or so starting with their appeal for help keeping the site open. No sooner than did they manage to meet a large portion of their operating cost...
Has Wikileaks finally bitten off a secret too big?
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