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UK to invest in AI and cyber as part of major defense spending hike

UK to invest in AI and cyber as part of major defense spending hike The UK has announced a massive boost in defense spending — £16.5 billion ($21.8BN) over four years, the biggest such spending bump for 30 years — in what prime minister Boris Johnson has described as a “once in […]

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Anduril launches a smarter drone and picks up more money to build a virtual border wall

Anduril launches a smarter drone and picks up more money to build a virtual border wall The company building the virtual border wall has a new version of its stealthy fast-flying drones — and a fresh contract with Customs and Border Protection to match. Anduril, a young defense-friendly tech company from the […]

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Palantir moves its HQ from Palo Alto to Denver as plans to go public percolate

Palantir moves its HQ from Palo Alto to Denver as plans to go public percolate Between the IPO buzz and a raft of new federal contracts for COVID-19 work, it’s been a year of big moves for Palantir. Now, the company is making a more literal one: decamping from its Palo Alto […]

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CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup

CFIUS Cometh: What this Obscure Agency Does and Why It Matters to Your Fund or Startup Evan J. Zimmerman Contributor Evan J. Zimmerman is an entrepreneur, investor, and writer. He is the Chairman of Jovono and Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative technology council. He is a partner and director in […]

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Defense Secretary James Mattis steps down

Defense Secretary James Mattis steps down The man who led the Department of Defense for the first two years of the Trump administration will wrap up his tenure early next year. Retired Marine General James Mattis will leave his post by February 28, 2019. Mattis, who retired from the Marine Corps in […]

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Palmer Luckey’s defense company Anduril is already leading to arrests at the southern border

Palmer Luckey’s defense company Anduril is already leading to arrests at the southern border Palmer Luckey’s defense project just crawled out of stealth mode. Between a flattering new Wired piece and its first few official tweets, the secretive year-old company known as Anduril is stepping into the light. Anduril, based out of […]

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Google reportedly backing out of military contract after public backlash

Google reportedly backing out of military contract after public backlash A controversial Google contract with the U.S. military will not be renewed next year after internal and public outcry against it, Gizmodo reports. The program itself was not particularly distasteful or lucrative, but served as a foot in the door for the […]

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New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense

New Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen brings her cybersecurity focus to domestic defense  After a Senate vote on Tuesday, Kirstjen Nielsen has now been confirmed as John Kelly’s replacement to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The top position at the DHS has remained open since Kelly left to join the White […]

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Les robots domestiques dans le viseur des hackers

Les robots domestiques dans le viseur des hackers Selon plusieurs chercheurs, les robots domestiques peuvent être facilement piratés pour espionner et attaquer les propriétaires. Il faudra encore longtemps avant que les robots ne soient vraiment utiles dans la maison. Mais avant de les accueillir, il vaudrait mieux s’assurer qu’ils soient en sécurité, […]

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Elon Musk et un groupe de PDG s’opposent aux armes autonomes

Elon Musk et un groupe de PDG s’opposent aux armes autonomes Des dirigeants d’entreprise, dont Elon Musk, le patron de Tesla, ont adressé une lettre ouverte à l’ONU pour mettre en garde contre les dangers des armes autonomes. Les robots tueurs n’ont pas la cote et on peut le comprendre. Pas moins de […]

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