Defense IT


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Facial recognition in the dark

Army researchers have developed a way to enhance images from night-vision cameras to match them with photos in existing biometric face databases or on watch lists.

electronic warfare systems provide new electronic detection, support and attack capability (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Maricris C. McLane, 24th Press Camp Headquarters)

Army wants AI to help soldiers sort signals intell

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office thinks artificial intelligence can better classify signals for soldiers fighting against adversaries with well-developed electronic warfare capabilities.

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Army plans Robotics Innovation Center

The Fort Benning-based center would work with academia and industry on integrating robotics and autonomous systems into combat teams.

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A game to bridge the cyber training gap

CyberWar: 2025 increases players' knowledge and experience of the planning, preparation, execution and assessment of joint cyberspace operations.

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Wanted: A new strategy for machine intelligence

As machine intelligence makes its way out of the lab and onto the battlefield, experts are calling for a national strategy that simultaneously advances and harnesses the technology.

DARPA OFFSET

Controlling drone swarms with VR

DARPA's Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program uses game-based architecture to manage unmanned swarms of aerial and ground devices.

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DARPA wants collaborating satellite constellations

Leveraging increased autonomy and machine learning, the research agency aims to maximize the performance of networked satellites.

Army boosts efficiency with task management tool

U.S. Forces Korea has saved money and seen tasks completed faster, with fewer missed deadlines.

TARDEC autonomous vehicle (Isiah Davenport)

Defending military vehicles against cyberattacks

The Army is scouting for an intrusion defense system for military ground vehicles that will protect against cyberattacks.

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Drone deliveries to the warfighter

The Hive Final Mile project uses a mobile application for placing orders to drones that are launched from their "hive" to deliver supplies to troops in the field.

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DOD developing in-house cloud provisioning system

The Defense Digital Service is building a tool to automate the complex back-end business processes that accompany commercial cloud services.

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AI takes root across agencies

At a congressional hearing on artificial intelligence and the federal government, agency execs detailed how they are applying to the technology to increase efficiency.


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