Defense

Fear Not the Tracing Apps, Fear How Little They Will Say

Human-mobility data will play a big role in efforts to understand the pandemic over the summer. It will have serious limitations.

Defense

U.S. Intel Community Says Coronavirus Was Not Made In a Lab

The statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence comes after months of speculation and disinformation.

Tech

Artificial Intelligence Outperforms Human Intel Analysts In This One Key Area

An experiment from the Defense Intelligence Agency shows that AI and humans have different risk tolerances when data is scarce.

Defense

Army Research Shows How Do-It-Yourself Facemasks Can Be as Safe as N95s

Personal protective equipment for hospital workers is running out. This design works as well as the best in class.

Defense

The Pentagon Will Use AI to Predict Panic Buying, COVID-19 Hotspots

The prototype can predict trends in supply and demand and infection down to the zip code.

Defense

What’s Wrong With the Air Force’s ‘Connect Everything’ Project

In a new report, GAO watchdogs say officials can’t say how much it costs or if it’ll even work

Workforce

How the Coronavirus Forced the Pentagon to Improve Its IT — and Quickly

New teleworking capabilities — hastily installed to help DoD get work done at home — will stick around after the virus subsides.

Defense

The Air Force and Navy Are Testing This App to Stay Fit Amid Social Distancing

A biometric data app is helping the services monitor the health of sailors and airmen stuck at home.

Defense

Weird Hours, Contractor Concerns: How the Intelligence Community Is Grappling with Coronavirus

Intelligence agencies are trying to adapt to social distancing guidelines, but that’s leaving many employees and contractors in limbo.

Workforce

The Pentagon Is Using Zoom. Is it Safe?

Experts say the ubiquitous videoconferencing tools bear some risk of accidentally exposing mundane details, and even inviting a new wave of deep fakes. But the risks can be managed.

Tech

Can Better Airplane Boarding Procedures Slow the Spread of Coronavirus?

A new computer model offers a better way to understand how people move in tight spaces, which can affect how viruses spread.

Defense

The Army’s Next Attack-Reconnaissance Helicopter Is Coming Into Focus

Bell Textron and Sikorsky will build test models as the service seeks a replacement for the Kiowa and some Apache missions.

Defense

Will an App Tell You Who Will Give You COVID-19?

Researchers say a movement-tracking app, like one China deployed, could help slow the spread of the disease.

Defense

‘We Want to Be the Last Resort,’ Says Defense Secretary

Pentagon’s Esper says the U.S. military is ready to help fight the coronavirus, but may not be the best — or fastest — solution.

Management

We’ve Got The Vaccine, Says Pentagon-Funded Company

Canadian firm says it could make 10 million doses per month — if its innovative production method wins FDA approval.

Defense

U.S. Military Scientists Hope To Have Coronavirus Therapeutic By Summer

A new approach would use RNA or DNA to help the body develop antibodies to the rapidly spreading illness.

Tech

The Pentagon’s AI Shop Takes A Venture Capital Approach to Funding Tech

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will take a Series A, B, approach to building tech for customers, with product managers and mission teams.