U.S. Tackles Space Security Challenges

By Samir Naqvi – Feb. 18, 2019 Space has been known as “the final frontier” since Star Trek first hit television screens—but to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), space is the final frontier of military defense. It’s vital for the DoD to research and develop new ways to tackle space-related threats, whether from other world superpowers or even extraterrestrial …

DoD Aims to Reform its Acquisition Process

By Troy Barnes – Feb. 11, 2019 The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spends billions of dollars each year through its many acquisition and procurement programs. Because this constitutes such a significant percentage of the DoD budget, acquisition reform efforts are a top priority. In fact, acquisition reform was one of only three lines of effort highlighted in the 2018 …

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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 …