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Caroline Houck

Staff Correspondent Caroline Houck is a staff correspondent at Defense One. She previously was an Atlantic Media fellow.
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Someone Weaponized the Internet of Things

October 22, 2016 Like poor John Hurt’s character in Alien, the internet is infected with a monster that turned on its host. Instead of using the network to send propaganda videos, or dump emails, or destroy centrifuges, Friday’s attack harnessed thousands of connected devices to take down parts of the internet itself. The...

The U.S. Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

October 19, 2016 When U.S. Southern Command dispatched nearly 2,000 Marines, a dozen helicopters, and one amphibious assault ship to Haiti earlier this month, it was an effort to provide lifesaving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. But the operation also served as a reminder to regional friends and neighbors that they...

The US Relief Mission to Haiti Is Also a Signal to America’s Neighbors, and Russia

October 18, 2016 When U.S. Southern Command dispatched nearly 2,000 Marines, a dozen helicopters, and one amphibious assault ship to Haiti earlier this month, it was an effort to provide lifesaving assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. But the operation also served as a reminder to regional friends and neighbors that they...

Don’t Buy the Bluster. East Asia Is Less Heated Than It Appears: US Diplomat

October 12, 2016 The U.S. rebalance toward Asia has hit a few road bumps this year: North Korean nuclear and missile tests, a new and anti-American Philippines president, never-ending headaches in the South China Sea. But one of the architects of the rebalance says the truth of the region lies beneath the public...

The Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

October 11, 2016 The U.S. Army may become the latest service to dabble in micro UAVs, with a plan to invite bids to supply a short-range micro (SRM) drone as early as 2018, said Col. Courtney Cote, the Army’s project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. Other services are already exploring the possibilities afforded...

US Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

October 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. Army may become the latest service to dabble in micro UAVs, with a plan to invite bids to supply a short-range micro drone as early as 2018, said Col. Courtney Cote, the Army’s project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. Other services are already exploring the possibilities afforded by...

The US Army’s Next Drone May Fit in a Soldier’s Pocket

October 6, 2016 The U.S. Army may become the latest service to dabble in micro UAVs, with a plan to invite bids to supply a short-range micro (SRM) drone as early as 2018, said Col. Courtney Cote, the Army’s project manager for unmanned aircraft systems. Other services are already exploring the possibilities afforded...

Where Are All the Startups?

October 4, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Wander the exhibit floors of the military’s largest conferences this fall, and you’ll see everything from ground combat vehicles to veteran-trained service dogs, from bit players hawking flooring for overseas installations to industry giants showing off futuristic ideas. One thing you won’t see much of, if at all? Startups. Pentagon...

Where Are All the Startups?

October 3, 2016 Wander the exhibit floors of the military’s largest conferences this fall, and you’ll see everything from ground combat vehicles to veteran-trained service dogs, from bit players hawking flooring for overseas installations to industry giants showing off futuristic ideas. One thing you won’t see much of, if at all? Startups. Pentagon...

The Air Force Is Starting to Think About Its Next Strike Aircraft

September 21, 2016 Even as the U.S. Air Force is working to get its F-35s back in the air by year’s end, service leaders are starting to think about their next strike aircraft. It is “absolutely essential that we look forward into the next generation of penetrating capability,” Chief of Staff Gen. David...