The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to build artificial intelligence into neural interfaces to let humans control machines with their thoughts.
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Three projects have awarded contracts so far and two have already spent a combined $6 million to date.
The spending bills include multimillion-dollar agency projects and governmentwide funding sources for IT modernization and cybersecurity.
The space agency will stop trying to contact the Opportunity rover, which was sent to Mars to search for evidence of water.
Researchers recommended lawmakers give regulators more power to write rules and punish the companies that break them.
Monica Witt, a former Air Force officer and intelligence community contractor, also allegedly disclosed information about a sensitive Pentagon program, according to Justice Department officials.
Even astronauts have to deal with plumbing problems.
Agencies are expected to spend more on cloud, digital services and artificial intelligence over the next 18 months.
The agency is investing in a smart harness that would monitor the health of Border Patrol’s K-9 units.
Software recommendations come as follow-up to 2016 review of alleged political bias.