Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Ten Year $348 Billion Nuclear Weapons Overhaul?

“DEFENSE ONE” “What will taxpayers get for that money? Not much. Nuclear weapons do precious little to address the real threats we and our allies face today, and do nothing to add…

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Government Cyber Security Incident Data Base

“NEXT GOV” “Businesses could use the database to assess how their cyber practices stack up against competitors. The federal government could upload its own cyber threat prediction…

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$10,000 Part Disables The $2.7 Billion USS Minnesota Attack Boat

“NAVY TIMES” “The Minnesota, the 10th Virginia-class attack boat, was delivered 11 months ahead of schedule. But it has been in the shipyards at Electric Boat in Groton, Connectic…

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Air Force “Gremlin” Drone Swarms Near Reality

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DARPA Gremlins 24 March 2016“MILITARY AND AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS”

“Gremlins program – inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in volley quantities to saturate enemy defenses.

Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $3.9 million contract Wednesday to Composite Engineering Inc.

U.S. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a project to use C-130 aircraft to launch drone swarms of networked and cooperating unmanned aircraft for electronic attack and reconnaissance missions from standoff ranges.

The Air Force Research Lab awarded the contract on behalf of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va. Composite Engineering is part of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

Composite Engineering specializes in high-performance aerial target drones, such as the Air Force BQM-167A and U.S. Navy BQM-177A next-generation subsonic aerial target.

The DARPA Gremlins program seeks to launch swarms of small UAVs with C-130 utility aircraft, and then use other…

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Connected and SmartHomes and the Elderly

Connected and SmartHomes and the Elderly Todaysnote discusses the following post at Ovum.com: Analyst Opinion: Smart homes are unsettling, but could be great for the elderly. Ovum is a London based…

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Connected and SmartHomes and the Elderly

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Connected and SmartHomes and the Elderly

Todaysnotediscusses the following post at Ovum.com: Analyst Opinion: Smart homes are unsettling, but could be great for the elderly. Ovum is a London based telecom analysis firm, and their site, ovum.com, produces many interesting posts; this is the first one of their posts to be reviewed at todaysnote, but I encourage you to check out their content if you have an interest in Telecom. The author of the post is Nick Wallace; I could not find a twitter handle for him.

The post discusses the a deal made between a Latin America telecom provider and a Chinese internet technology company named Huawei. The deal will help deliver Huawei’s smart home technology to Telefonic’s Latin America customer base. Wallace’s take is simple: “Telefónica can offer customers a service none of its rivals in Latin America currently do and Huawei…

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Autos, Entitlement and “The Technology Monkey”

We are getting all types of new gadgets in our autos and on our person these days, but common sense is not being programmed into them. We become different creatures in our cars – full of ours…

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