DOD

encrypt all the things

The Pentagon Says It Will Start Encrypting Soldiers' Emails Next Year

Basic decade-old encryption technology is finally coming to Pentagon email servers next year.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.6.17
Star Wars

The Air Force Is Getting a Space General

“We must organize and train forces to be able to prevail in any future conflict which could extend into space.”
Rollin Bishop
6.18.17
Internet Insecurity

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.15.17
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
CSI: Cold Hacks

New Evidence Links a 20-Year-Old Hack on the US Government to a Modern Attack Group

A UK company's vintage web server kept in storage for over 20 years connects the 'Moonlight Maze' attacks of the 90s to the 2000s hacker group Turla.
Kim Zetter
4.4.17
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
robots

Swarms of Tiny Drones Could Accompany US Fighter Jets

The propeller-driven, winged robots, each the size of a beer can and weighing just one pound, could fly ahead of human pilots, scouting for targets, distracting enemy forces, or even attacking targets on their own.
David Axe
1.13.17
china

You Don't See This Often: Simultaneous FBI, DHS, and DoD Cyber Espionage Alerts

The alerts concern a prolonged hacking campaign against US government and contractor networks, likely originating from China.
Joseph Cox
5.6.16
security

The DoD Is Now Taking Applications for Its First Ever Bug Bounty Program

Hack the Pentagon will run from April 18 to May 12.
Michael Byrne
4.2.16
DRONES

A City Mayor Asked the Pentagon to Use Military Drones to Look for Potholes

The US military admits it has flown drones over American soil on at least nine separate missions since 2011.
Janus Kopfstein
3.10.16
Sei

Why the CMU Tech Lab That Hacked Tor Is Government-Funded

Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) should come as no shock; they're everywhere.
Joseph Cox
2.26.16
Power

No One Trusts OPM Not to Get Hacked Again

After a hack exposed sensitive employee information, the government is stepping up its protection of its background checks.
Kate Conger
1.24.16
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