defense department

Rocket Science

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test

The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
David Axe
6.2.17
iSpy

Carnegie Mellon Helped the Government Access a Terror-Linked iPhone, Source Says

It’s not clear if this relates to the San Bernardino case.
Joseph Cox
3.16.17
crime

The Alleged NSA Thief Stole Information Impacting At Least Five US Agencies

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice indicted former NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin III with willful retention of national defense information.
Joseph Cox
2.8.17
politics

An Army Contractor Misplaced Four $500K Drones for Eight Months

Oh, and then an audit of an audit found a fourth drone missing.
Shawn Musgrave
8.5.15
Science

DARPA's New Biotech Unit Will Try to Create New Life Forms

Also: disease detectors and brain-controlled drones.
Meghan Neal
4.1.14
Motherboard Blog

A Cyber 'Pearl Harbor' Is Coming, Says Leon Panetta

If you didn't already know it, the United States is in terrible trouble of being hit by a horrible, crippling cyberattack. _The New York Times_ calls it a "dire threat." Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls it the impending "cyber Pearl Harbor." We don...
Adam Estes
10.12.12
Motherboard Blog

Want to Buy the Navy's Most Secret Stealth Ship? It's Up for Auction

With all of the press coverage afforded to struggles to uncover our government's secrets -- like high-profile Freedom of Information Act requests for torture docs -- t's sometimes easy to forget that, occasionally, top secret stuff gets released...
Derek Mead
4.30.12
Motherboard Blog

The Defense Department Wants to Take Back the Internet

When the US Department of Defense created the infant network in the late 1950's that that would later become the mega web of cyberspace that we inhabit today, they envisioned it as a useful tool for the government to share information across small...
Lara Heintz
3.28.12