national security

DHS announces first-ever AI task force

The Department of Homeland Security will look to better understand artificial intelligence and deploy it in security operations.

AI/ML advancements outpacing government policies, cyber experts warn

National security, emerging technology and cybersecurity experts told lawmakers Wednesday that the federal government must implement new guardrails to cope with recent advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Montana could be first state to ban TikTok

Lawmakers approved legislation to prevent the app from operating within the state, but critics said it has no clear enforcement plan and violates the U.S. Constitution.

What is Discord? An internet researcher explains the social media platform at the center of Pentagon leak of top-secret intelligence

A 21-year-old Guardsman in the U.S. Air Force National Guard was arrested Thursday in connection to the leak of national security intel on the popular social media platform Discord.

DHS seeks solutions to ‘dark swarms’ of drones

The Department of Homeland Security wants to continue countering illicit drone activity, particularly among unmanned aerial devices that are difficult to spot.

State grounds Chinese-made drones over security concerns

The rule bans Florida agencies from using drones manufactured by Chinese company DJI, a move that could have an immediate effect on law enforcement agencies in the state.

Calls to regulate AI are growing louder. But how exactly do you regulate a technology like this?

Few regulations exist in the U.S. for government use and development of AI, but a recent letter penned by major tech leaders, including SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter CEO Elon Musk, highlight the need for stricter AI governance.

'New threats' to national security are created by emerging tech, DHS chief says

While innovative tools such as drones and AI can help agencies improve operations, they also open doors for bad actors to weaponize emerging technology.

US needs improved regulation to foster drone R&D

As first responders become more reliant on UAS for tasks such as delivering medical supplies and inspecting infrastructure, ongoing regulation and R&D challenges hinder the widespread use of the technology.

New federal website offers grants info and research to counter domestic terrorism 

A one-stop shop for state and local governments offers grant funding opportunities and research to support efforts against domestic terrorism.

Senators request cyber safety analysis of Chinese-owned DJI drones

Lawmakers raised concerns that sensitive data could leak to adversaries through foreign-owned consumer technology. 

What is the National Cybersecurity Strategy? A cybersecurity expert explains what it is and what the Biden administration has changed

The National Cybersecurity Strategy outlines a need for improved cyber hygiene through cyber insurance, data sharing and fostering technology research.

White House to officially ban TikTok from government devices within 30 days

The guidance follows legislation Congress passed late last year that officially required federal agencies to ban TikTok after dozens of states moved to restrict the app on government devices.

Feds push local election officials to boost security ahead of 2024

Local election officials are encouraged to beef up their cybersecurity practices to safeguard their voting systems against potential threats heading into the 2024 presidential race.

Chinese spy balloon over the US: An aerospace expert explains how the balloons work and what they can see

An expert explains the capabilities and implications of surveillance technology such as the Chinese spy balloon recently shot down off the coast of South Carolina on Feb. 4.

Dozens of US schools, universities move to ban TikTok

The social media platform is falling out of favor among school officials as the app becomes increasingly dangerous for cyberattacks and students' physical and mental health.

Executive order blocks state business with ‘evil foreign governments’

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s order will ensure companies associated with hostile nations do not access state infrastructure or data through IT or telecommunications contracts.