• Assessing Building Damage from Satellite Imagery: an Artificial Intelligence/Computer Vision Challenge
    August 12, 2019
    The Defense Innovation Unit’s xView2 Challenge seeks to automate post-disaster damage assessment. DIU is challenging machine learning experts to develop computer vision algorithms that will speed up analysis of satellite and aerial imagery.
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SRS FUSION, the U.S. Navy's Next Generation ROV
Ocean News
August 02, 2019
Strategic Robotic Systems (SRS) announces the United States Navy has chosen to procure the company’s FUSION unmanned underwater vehicle to be their future explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with initial deliveries commencing in the third quarter of 2019.
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Technology and National Security: A New Era of Innovation
The Aspen Institute
July 19, 2019
DIU Director, Michael Brown, participated in this year's Aspen Security Forum on a panel focused on the intersection of technology and national security. Panelists also included John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. Kara Swisher, Co-Founder of Recode, moderated the discussion.
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Startups or Targets? Silicon Valley Has Let Its Cybersecurity Guard Down, Experts Say
Fortune
July 16, 2019

Silicon Valley has its guard down when it comes to the threat posed by state-sponsored hackers and snoops. That was the consensus of a group of cybersecurity experts in a roundtable discussion at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo., on Tuesday.

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U.S. Cyber Command Technical Challenges
USCYBERCOM
July 12, 2019
U.S. Cyber Command has developed a set of Technical Challenge Problems to enhance potential solution providers’ ability to fill key mission gaps. These unclassified Technical Challenge Problems are informed by operators who work the highest priority missions. These Technical Challenge Problems are significant challenges which will require developers to use existing capabilities in novel ways, add new features, innovate, or drive new research.
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