Members of the Mexican police patrol their side of the border, as a member of the US military walks past a barb wire fence in Eagle Pass, Texas, on May 10, 2023. The US on May 11, 2023, will officially end its 40-month Covid-19 emergency, also discarding the Title 42 law, a tool that has been used to prevent millions of migrants from entering the country. The US border with Mexico will be “chaotic for a while,” President Joe Biden acknowledged on May 9, 2023, days before the lifting of pandemic-era rules that have made claiming asylum at the frontier all but impossible. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Senate panel wants to green-light US military cyber ops against Mexican cartels

A provision in the SASC version of the fiscal 2024 National Defense Authorization Act tasks the secretary of defense with developing a strategy to use cyber to…
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, director of All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office at the Department of Defense, left, gives a presentation during a public meeting of NASA’s unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) independent study team, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. The UAP independent study team is a counsel of 16 community experts across diverse areas on matters relevant to potential methods of study for unidentified anomalous phenomena. NASA commissioned the nine-month study to examine UAP from a scientific perspective and create a roadmap for how to use data and the tools of science to move our understanding of UAP forward. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

Senate’s intelligence authorization bill questions ‘reverse engineering’ of government-recovered UAPs

Unidentified anomalous phenomena refers to the government’s modern term for multi-domain UFOs.
Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. Southern Strike 2023 is a large-scale, joint multinational combat exercise hosted by the Mississippi National Guard that provides tactical level training for the full spectrum of conflict. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Senate Armed Services Committee directs independent assessment for creating a Cyber Force

A provision in the Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal 2024 NDAA directs an outside study on the creation of an independent cyber service.
Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA) speaks at a rally with grandmas and Congressional members for “Build Back Better’ in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on December 09, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Caring Across Generations)

House lawmakers want DOD to create a process for reporting and retiring irresponsible AI

The intent is to establish a formal pathway for U.S. service members to report potential AI errors and biases — including in combat.
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to “Wild Bill” Platoon, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment conduct electronic warfare training during Combined Resolve XV, Feb. 23, 2021 at the Hohenfels Training Area. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Julian Padua)

House panel wants faster adoption of AI-enabled electromagnetic spectrum classification tools

A key congressional subcommittee wants the Pentagon to accelerate the development and fielding of artificial intelligence tech to classify electronic signals on the battlefield for conventional forces.