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Source: Space News https://spacenews.com/dod-agencies-to-invest-more-than-1-billion-in-low-earth-orbit-space-technology/ by Sandra Erwin — May 30, 2021 Technologies developed by SDA, MDA and DARPA are expected to transition into larger Space Force programs WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s defense budget proposal for fiscal year 2022 seeks more than $1.2 billion  for military space systems in low-Earth orbit.  According to budget documents released May 28, nearly...
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Source: Defense One https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2021/04/army-explores-equipping-robots-living-muscle-tissue/173559/ BY BRANDI VINCENT, STAFF CORRESPONDENT, APRIL 22, 2021 A scientist from the Army Research Lab gave a glimpse into its early work with biohybrid robotics. Looking to pave the way for the production of nimble robots that can move more like living creatures than bulky androids, Army Research Laboratory scientists are...
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Source: Ligado Cleared to Press On…For Now March 16, 2021 By Dawn M.K. Zoldi (USAF, Ret.) When most were focused on the transition of power in the White House, the day before the Inauguration and the very last day in office for the outgoing party, the FCC denied a petition to stay (delay) the Ligado Networks...
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Source: https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2021/01/ntia-pentagon-move-tackle-5g-interoperability-complexities/171291/ By BRANDI VINCENT JANUARY 8, 2021 The aim would be to accelerate the production of an “open 5G stack ecosystem.” The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants feedback on the potential of a new “5G Challenge” it may create to promote interoperability in the burgeoning realm—and support the Defense Department’s ongoing military...
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Image credit: DOD Source: https://www.defensenews.com/2020/12/21/the-military-is-scrambling-to-understand-the-aviation-crash-risk-from-a-new-5g-sale/ By: Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta, December 21 at 5:00 AM WASHINGTON — As part of a broader move to boost the 5G industry in the United States, the Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 8 began auctioning a portion of C-band electromagnetic spectrum, a move the committee’s chairman, Ajit Pai, celebrated as “a...
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Source: https://www.lightreading.com/aiautomation/pentagon-puts-5g-at-center-of-us-militarys-communications-future/d/d-id/766232 News Analysis MIKE DANO, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies 12/18/2020 US military officials are in the early stages of developing a unified, comprehensive, interoperable wireless networking system that would basically connect everything owned and operated by the Pentagon. Commanders envision the system connecting “sensors with shooters across all domains, commands and services.”...
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New technologies and organizations will give soldiers an edge, Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe said, but tanks and foot troops will still face brutal close combat. Source: https://breakingdefense.com/2020/11/army-wants-smaller-brigades-stronger-divisions-lots-of-robots/ By  SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.on November 06, 2020 WASHINGTON: The Army wants the first casualty of the next war to be a robot, not a human being. But no...
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Source https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2404027/new-spectrum-strategy-reveals-dods-plan-to-master-airwaves/ NOV. 3, 2020 | BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS Short of face-to-face conversation, wired internet or telephone land lines — a mystery to many young Americans — nearly every form of communication the Defense Department uses today, especially on the battlefield, is wireless. Some U.S. adversaries are working very hard to cut off that form...
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A new project in the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center seeks to unburden operators by ingesting information and identifying trends. (Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles/U.S. Air Force) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s clearinghouse on artificial intelligence is set to deliver a new tool to special operators to conduct psychological operations in near-real time in the information environment....
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By THERESA HITCHENS on September 11, 2020  WASHINGTON: The FCC’s controversial decision to let Ligado proceed with its 5G wireless network over fierce DoD objections is just one more example of the broken state of the US regime for managing spectrum, industry experts say. “There’s a lot of inefficiencies in the process. But it’s basically a fight,...
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