A top Defense Department official said the U.S. military's technological dominance is being threatened by budget constraints, complacency and China's investments.
The State Department is trying to refocus an international conversation about how traditional military concepts and international law apply in cyberspace to "the next level down" as a way to achieve stability, said a cybersecurity official with the department.
The Marine Corps recently tested an augmented reality – or simulation-based – system on a field that could help soldiers better prepare and train for battle from anywhere.
A Naval research laboratory is helping Marine Corps intelligence improve its cybersecurity environment, and these activities could potentially be expanded across the entire service, Defense Department and other governmental organizations.
New, Air Force-developed 3-D sound technology that lets pilots distinctly hear and separate simultaneous voices through their audio systems has potential applications for air traffic control and remotely piloted vehicles.
In the wake of reports that the National Security Agency may have known about April's Hearthbleed bug and exploited it for surveillance before sharing information about the bug with industry, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers said the agency shares most cybersecurity information with the public as it is discovered.
The chip-and-PIN system is being increasingly adopted in more and more places because it offers additional security to credit card users and merchants – namely a two-step authentication system that protects against identity theft. Cards with a magnetic strip and signature system are relatively easy to counterfeit.
The Navy Department wants to get a better handle on its current cyber posture, and it's putting significant resources toward the cause – 100 people for one year in an effort called Task Force Cyber Awakening.
Low-intensity, Internet-enabled conflicts between nation states will become the rule, not the exception according to a report (pdf) issued Oct. 29 during Georgia Tech's Cybersecurity Summit.
A new working group comprised of the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation industry members is taking on the task of equipping avionics with next-generation technology by a mandated deadline.