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Why the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts – TechCrunch

Why the Pentagon’s $10 billion JEDI deal has cloud companies going nuts – TechCrunch By now you’ve probably heard of the Defense Department’s massive winner-take-all $10 billion cloud contract dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short).Star Wars references aside, this contract is huge, even by government standards.The …

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U.S. targets 2020 for the creation of a Space Force – TechCrunch

U.S. targets 2020 for the creation of a Space Force – TechCrunch In a speech before the Department of Defense at the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the broad contours of the new Space Force that the Trump Administration wants to create as the sixth branch of the …

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The Russian Military Is Building a Blockchain Research Lab

The Russian Military Is Building a Blockchain Research Lab The Russian Ministry of Defense is launching a research lab to analyze how blockchain technology can be used to mitigate cybersecurity attacks, a local newspaper reported Friday. The nation’s military technology accelerator, referred to as the ERA, is launching a special …

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Chinese company claims its ‘laser AK-47’ can set you on fire from half a mile away – TechCrunch

Chinese company claims its ‘laser AK-47’ can set you on fire from half a mile away – TechCrunch Lasers! Everybody loves them, everybody wants them. But outside a few niche applications they have failed to live up to the destructive potential that Saturday morning cartoons taught us all to expect. …

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Google reportedly backing out of military contract after public backlash – TechCrunch

Google reportedly backing out of military contract after public backlash – TechCrunch A controversial Google contract with the U.S. military will not be renewed next year after internal and public outcry against it, Gizmodo reports. The program itself was not particularly distasteful or lucrative, but served as a foot in …

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