By Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics: "DARPA is working on technology to read and write to the human brain. The focus isn't on mind control but rather machine control, allowing the human brain to directly send instructions to machines."
// Michael Joseph Gross
DARPA's developing capabilities still hover at or near a proof-of-concept stage. But that's close enough to have drawn investment from some of the world's richest corporations.
(Scientific American) For much of the last 70 years, the national security of the United States and its allies was in large part due to the technological superiority of their public and private sectors. Today, however, the future of that technological leadership is in doubt as nation-state rivals such as China are pursuing leadership positions in a next generation of technologies likely to redefine the geopolitical power structure.
(Fifth Domain) The U.S. elections systems are not the only form of critical infrastructure at risk from cyberattack. From the national power grid to our transportation and agricultural systems, a host of systems and networks must be secured and protected.
By Caleb Henry, SpaceNews: “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded satellite operator Telesat a contract to study the use of commercial buses in the agency’s experimental low-Earth-orbit constellation program known as Blackjack.”