Editor’s Pick Few people realize that Palantir works with a number of nonprofit organizations, assisting in various disaster relief efforts after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.
Homejoy is bringing the “lean startup” approach to philanthropy. The company announced the establishment of the Homejoy Foundation today, which will give financial grants to veterans and military families in need.
Guest Post More than 35 years later, I still draw upon five important lessons the military taught me – lessons that I believe executives at startups and SMEs can also employ to achieve success.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
The problem with clearing smartphones for use in top secret environments is that they are, essentially, full of radios: Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular.
The U.S. military is fairly well-equipped with M16s, Abrams battle tanks, and aircraft carriers. But apparently there is a major shortage of shiny new Apple iDevices.
DARPA grants a Carnegie Mellon professor $6 million to develop software that protects unmanned vehicles from attack.
This isn’t about porn or adult content. The military is blocking access to sites about health, legal rights, bullying, and even suicide prevention.
Women Veterans Connect is a multi-platform service bridging the gap between women veterans and their communities by providing interpersonal connections, along with educational and supplementary life skills services.
The U.S Department of Defense spends $100 billion a year funding 50,000 scientists in 100 research labs to create innovative new technologies. Now some of those new technologies will be coming to consumers.
Editor’s Pick Can you predict when a war will break out? Well, the scientists are trying, and they’re getting awfully close.
I want to apologize in advance to my editors for this post. I’ve been really really good about writing hard news, actual stories. Doing interviews, getting quotes, and generally keeping my nose to the journalistic grindstone.
A fundamental tenet of the modern maker movement is that everyone wants to build something. Especially the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Computer vision works much better than it once did, and that could enable a diverse range of machines to see and understand their environments. Such machines could be useful in everything from military scouting to self-driving cars.
Invisibility: It’s not just for fictional magicians anymore.
PFC Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 for passing information to WikiLeaks, has finally been given a court date.
I remember when my stepdad got out of the Navy for the first time. Finding a new, non-military job ended up being so challenging that he eventually gave up and enlisted again. He didn’t get out of the Navy for good until his retirement more than a decade later.
The Pentagon has decided that computer-based attacks from a foreign country can be considered acts of war, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report comes only a few days after top U.S. defense supplier Lockheed Martin was hit by a cyber attack.
The WikiLeaks news juggernaut continued to spread today. And the impact on the world of technology looks like it’s going to be deep.