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An Air Force A- 10
refuels from a
over Iraq in January.
U.S. Army’s WIN-T Software
Simplifies System Management
The communications network management
software solution deployed last year across the
U.S. Army has proved to drastically reduce
network downtime, among other advantages.
Budget Woes Force DISA
Into Adoption Mode
The agency increasingly looks to private companies
for solutions it can adapt for the military, said an
official at an AFCEA DC Chapter breakfast.
“To say [Russian hacking] didn’t affect vote-tallying systems
doesn’t mean it didn’t affect the number of votes tallied. If
[hackers] kept people from registering to vote by compromising
systems, or if they kept absentee voters from receiving their
absentee ballots by hacking a website, then they affected
the number of votes a candidate received.”
—Reba Franklin, in response to the January 6 blog “ODNI Says Classic
Russian Influence Campaign Targeted U.S. Presidential Election”
“Awesome! There are a lot of applications: leader and follower
technology, crowd simulations, mathematics, physics.
Biologically inspired engineering.”
—Jorge Gamaliel Frade Chávez, on Facebook, in response to the January 9
blog “U.S. Military Successfully Demonstrates Microdrone Swarm”
“The proper advancement and goals of AI should be to provide
advanced analysis, control and decision making that either enhances
or supplants the human where desired. ... If you look at all the real
advances and applications of AI that are in place today in finance, C2,
gaming and data analysis, they are far from achieving human cognition.
They don’t have to. They are achieving the real goals of AI.”
—Jim Schifalacqua, in response to “Man vs. Machine,” December 2016 SIGNAL
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