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DARPA CFIP Countering Risk of Foreign Influence on US military research

U.S. Congress has directed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (“DARPA”), the research and development agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to secure its funded research from undue influence through the establishment of an initiative and relevant policies.   According to Research and Development National Security Policy, “Unfortunately, some foreign governments, …

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Catastrophic wildfire threat and wildfire prevention, detection, and suppression Technology

In August 2020, hundreds of buildings have been destroyed, close to a million acres of land have been scorched and at least six people have died in one of the worst series of wildfires in California’s history. The fires were sparked by nearly 12,000 lightning strikes in a dry California …

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Cyber attacks on Power Grids and Nuclear plants will have devastate economy affecting millions of people and military operations

Energy sector has become one of the attractive targets for cyber attackers. Hackers already target the energy sector more than any other part of U.S. critical infrastructure, according to the most recent government report. There are more reported cyber incidents in the energy industry than in healthcare, finance, transportation, water …

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Extreme space weather events and High Altitude Nuclear Detonations threat to ground , air and space assets require Real time Space Weather forecasting and response

Space weather refers to variations in the space environment between the sun and Earth (and throughout the solar system) that can affect technologies in space and on Earth.  Space weather can disrupt the technology that forms the backbone of country’s economic vitality and national security, including satellite and airline operations, communications networks, navigation …

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Growing security and military nexus between Pakistan, Turkey, Qatar and Malaysia may become threat to India in future

Pakistan has managed to avoid being placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) blacklist for now following support from all-weather ally China, traditional ally Turkey and Malaysia. The FATF charter mandates support of at least three member states to avoid the blacklisting. The development has come as a relief …

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Artificial Intelligence for Early Warning Intelligence and effective response for CBRN threats

The threats of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) hazards continue to advance. CBRN weapons are some of the most indiscriminate and deadly weapons in existence today, with capability to affect large population in wide geographical area and in short time. The release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear …

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Ethics of technology or Technoethics (TE) critical as technology risks to human security are increasing

The technology uses scientific knowledge in the form of new processes, materials, devices, systems or tools. Technology is a dual-use tool, it can either be used to mitigate the threat or if used by malicious actors it can itself become a threat.   The technologies are mostly dual-use, in that …

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Urban Warfare and urban terrorism are the greatest future security threat, require new tactics and technologies being developed and tested

Cities have become the new battleground and Hybrid or Urban Warfare the greatest threat being waged by ISIS to Boko Haram to Hamas to Ukraine rebels.  Boko Haram is carrying out its urban terror campaign against the Nigerian Army and its allies. In the Paris attacks, two teams of lightly armed …

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Robots rapidly advancing from assistants, to becoming our close companions to replacing us and merging with us as Robot-human hybrids

A robot, is any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort, though it may not resemble human beings in appearance or perform functions in a humanlike manner. A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer—capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. A robot can be …

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North Korea perfecting ICBM capable to deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States, driving US to enhance its Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense (GMD)

Throughout 2017, North Korea tested several missiles demonstrating the rapid advances in its military technology. The Hwasong-12 was thought to be able to reach as far as 4,500km (2,800 miles), putting US military bases on the Pacific island of Guam well within striking distance.   Later, the Hwasong-14 demonstrated even …

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