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Biotech: Can Microscopic Sentries Protect US Troops?

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From repelling bugs to protecting divers in dangerous waters, scientists are pushing the boundaries of biotech.

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Army R&D Chief: ‘I Don’t Think We Went Far Enough’ – But Futures Command Can

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For Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, when the organization he’s led for 31 months changed its name, its mission, and the four-star headquarters it works for, it finally found the answer to a question it – and the entire Army – have been struggling with for at least 16 years.

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Big Bad Data: Achilles’ Heel of Artificial Intelligence

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An adversary who has access to the dataset your AI trained on can figure out what its likely blind spots are, said Brian Sadler, a senior scientist at the Army Research Laboratory: “If I know your data, I can create ways to fake out your system.”

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Army Futures Command Wants YOU (To Innovate)

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“I get really irritated when I’m in the audience and I hear ‘startup, startup, startup,’” Army Futures Command’s chief innovation officer said this morning at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). “Startups are not the only source of ideas.”

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Futures Command Won’t Hurt Oversight, Army Tells Congress

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The Army believes it has all the legal authorities it needs to reform. Now it just has to make the reform work.

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The Long Road To Army’s Next-Gen Combat Vehicle

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  ARLINGTON: Two years after the demoralizing cancellation of the Ground Combat Vehicle, the Army is rallying round a new vision for its future armored force. That vision has come into sharper focus just in the last few months, armor leaders said Tuesday. Facing a rising Russia with an aging American arsenal, the Army will… Keep reading →

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