RRDS Bulletproof panels survive powerful Hurricane Michael

By Troy Barnes – Oct. 22, 2018 Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful Atlantic storm to strike the United States in recorded history, caused unprecedented damage to the Florida panhandle and other southern areas earlier this month, claiming the lives of at least 36 Americans and causing more than $8 billion in damages. According to CNN, officials in four states …

$491 Million Diesel Contract Could Help Save Troop Lives

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 15, 2018 Many civilians tend to take for granted their access to electricity and cellular communications. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other events that can suddenly (and temporarily) leave cell towers and power lines inoperable can send residents into a panic. But for members of the military, temporarily losing the ability to communicate with others …

Election Meddling

The Department of Defense Renews its Focus on Cyber ‘Election-Meddling’

BY TROY BARNES | Oct 8, 2018 As November’s midterm elections draw closer, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) is taking strong steps to assist state and local municipalities in combating election interference and fraud from foreign sources. Learn about some of the biggest threats to U.S. election security and how the DoD is cracking down on threats from …

Department of Defense’s ‘Molar Mic’ Tests the Boundaries of Technology

By Samir Naqvi – Oct. 2, 2018 Hearing strange voices inside your head is typically cause for alarm. But it could become a lifesaving reality for soldiers in the very near future. For military members, one of the disadvantages to using handheld radios in the field is their lack of security — even if the signal sent through a two-way …

Open Source Improves Efficiency at the Department of Defense

By Troy Barnes — Sept. 24, 2018 In 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) took a step toward crowdsourcing its computer code. That unprecedented move led to the launch of Code.mil. The initiative allows private software engineers to collaborate with federal employees on unclassified code. These coders from all over the world support important and time-sensitive DoD projects. One year …

artificial intelligence

What DARPA’s $2 Billion Investment in Contextual Reasoning Means for U.S. Defense

By Samir Naqvi — Sept. 17, 2018 Where a country’s military prowess was once measured by the size (and number) of guns, fighter jets, and heat-seeking missiles in its arsenal, today, artificial intelligence (AI) dominates the defense scene. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has seized on this paradigm shift by devoting $2 billion in AI research funding through …

Why Cyber Security Is the Next ‘First Line Defense’

The security of our computer databases and information technology systems is on everyone’s mind nowadays.  With press reports of hackers gaining unauthorized access to the computer systems of corporations, government agencies, and political organizations, we are all concerned about the vulnerability of our own systems, thereby making, what we have come to call, “cyber security,” a hot-button topic in America …

5 Military Technologies to Keep Your Eye On in 2019

Some of the world’s greatest technology are been born out of investments from the U.S. military. Some of these more well known military technologies include global positioning systems (GPS), Microwaves, digital cameras, and even duct tape. The defense budget increase for 2019 is set to kick-start important research and development projects for the creation of innovative military technologies. In fact, …

Top Bulletproof Materials for Improved Workplace Safety

It’s an unfortunate truth, but active shooter situations are becoming more common in schools and workplaces. When an active shooter situation arises, you will only want the highest-rated bulletproof materials standing between you and the individual threatening your safety. You have many different types of bulletproof material to consider in your search for the best ballistic defensive structures. The best type of …

Cyber Warfare: How The U.S. is Cracking Down on Digital Terrorism

The advent of the Internet, and our ever-increasing reliance on it, has created a brand new type of warfare — cyber warfare. Today, U.S. companies and government agencies must contend with cyber attacks from enemies such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea as well as attacks from individual cybercriminals all over the world. Stopping these attacks is essential for protecting …