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Head of country's cyber agency resigns

Jul 26, 2011
The Department of Defense doesn't want to talk about why Randy Vickers resigned as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. US- CERT...
Posted In: Congress, government, military, security

Military tobacco - a follow up to our investigation

Jul 12, 2011
Last month on Marketplace, I published a report from my year-long investigation about how Army, Air Force and Coast Guard bases in more than a do...
Posted In: military, tobacco

US military building a sort of internet rural Nevada

Jun 17, 2011
It's called the National Cyber Range and it's being constructed by the Pentagon's always interesting and usually somewhat disquieting Darpa group....
Posted In: DARPA, military, Pentagon, security

Army tests out consumer-grade smartphones for combat

Jun 3, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports that starting Monday, the Army start testing on the battlefield the same iPhones and Android phones you buy off the...
Posted In: android, apps, Army, augmented reality, iPhone, military, smartphones

The military wants to put a lot more robots in the air

Jun 1, 2011
The Pentagon released its Aircraft Procurement Plan 2012-2041 (2041! Will we all be using Jetpacks then? We probably won't even be using phones...
Posted In: drones, military, robots

Military Tobacco: The story behind our investigation

Jun 1, 2011
A few years ago I found myself standing inside a Coast Guard Exchange in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, waiting for a friend to buy a bottle of...
Posted In: cigarette, military, smoking

Military underprices tobacco more than law allows

Jun 1, 2011
Smoking and chewing tobacco use in the armed forces is widespread. Yet many military bases break the rules and sell tobacco at big discounts.
Posted In: military, tobacco, cigarette

Pentagon says computer sabotage is an act of war

May 31, 2011
In another sign that the line between the cyberworld and the worldworld is getting blurrier, the US military is talking tough about online attacks....
Posted In: military, Pentagon, security

Drones to spray tracking goo on enemies

Apr 29, 2011
On Tuesday, the Air Force called for proposals to helm it make a very small drone that could sneak up on people, spray them with tracking "Dust" -...
Posted In: drones, military

The drones are about to read our minds

Apr 20, 2011
The Air Force has awarded a contract to Soar Technologies to develop drones " that not only think, but anticipate the moves of human pilots." The...
Posted In: drones, military

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