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Unsafe At Any Speed: Multiple Vulnerabilities Afflict 5G

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


The coming network needed for autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things will also bring cybersecurity danger.

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Let The (War) Games Begin: Army Buying High-Tech Training Sims

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


After decades using the same clunky simulators, the Army is about to buy new sims drawing on the latest innovations in online gaming.

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Show Me The Battle: Cyber Command Needs Data Fusion, Training Sims & C2

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Until cyber operators can both train realistically and see the their digital battlespace as clearly as traditional commanders see physical battlespace, they’ll be hard-pressed to defend everyone else’s systems.

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War Games: Army Replacing 1980s Simulators With Gaming Tech

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The first phase of the Synthetic Training Environment initiative replaces existing simulators for vehicles. The second phase aims to create — in just two years — something the Army’s never had before: an “immersive” virtual training environment for troops on foot.

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Top Gun For Grunts: Mattis May Revolutionize Infantry

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“To get a quantum increase in the quality of close combat forces, we can do it in the next two years, (and) the cost compared to the rest of the DoD budget is very small,” said retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, who chairs the advisory board for Secretary Mattis’s Close Combat Lethality Task Force.

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Batteries, Bullets, & Drones: Commandant’s Wishlist For Infantry Task Force

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


What’s the one technology the Marine Corps Commandant wants more than any other for his riflemen? It wasn’t an amphibious vehicle, more JLTVs, a new rifle or friggin’ lasers. It is “a smart way to recharge batteries,” Gen. Robert Neller told reporters.

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Marines Explore ‘Augmented Reality’

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Think of it as Google Glass goes to war — only less nerd and more Marine. Budget cuts and readiness shortfalls have the US military looking at virtual reality as a partial replacement for expensive field exercises. But VR has real limits. So this month, young Marines at the Infantry Officer Course in Quantico tested a… Keep reading →

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The Army Gets Unreal: The Pros & Cons Of Video Games For Combat Training

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


http://youtu.be/AMyoQhUcPgM This summer, the US Army’s research & development command, RDECOM, has kicked off an experiment to try infusing the latest commercial video game technology into the Army’s most important combat simulator. The new tech brings real potential for better military training – but also a very real danger. Famous for powering games like 2012’s… Keep reading →

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