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Computer Builders Meet Cryptanalysts

Computer Builders Meet Cryptanalysts John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert in this February 1946 photo are reading the print-out from the computer they built at the Moore School in Philadelphia.  Come the summer, a quiet Navy officer cryptanalyst will attend their seminars and link computers to the forerunners of NSA and open a door for the construction of cyberspace. Here’s how it happened.  Right after V-J day, code-breakers at the Navy Communications Annex and their Army counterparts over at Arl… More >>

Autonomous Weapons 2021

The U.S. military has greatly expanded its use of autonomous weapons over the past decade, but the true revolution in autonomy lies just ahead.  Last year, the Department of Defense issued a directive authorizing combatant commanders to incorporate more weapons systems with autonomy into their operational missions.  Technology in hand could enable the Department of Defense to increase levels of autonomy in many types of weapon systems and combat support systems. Autonomy is the ability for machi… More >>