Northrop Grumman Wins Terahertz Contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Northrop Grumman phase 1 of the $37-million Terahertz (THz) Electronics contract. Work on the contract will support military and space satellites with the development of active receivers and transmitters operating at 670 gigahertz that ensure reliable, high-resolution images, and other applications. Continue reading

MSM: DARPA awards phase II for RSN program

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Argon ST Inc. (NASDAQ:STST) a phase II contract for continued work on the Robust Surface Navigation program. Continue reading

Army Terminators Walk Like Men

Round four of mankind’s epic battle against the walking, talking, killer machines starts tonight with the opening of Terminator Salvation. But humanoid robots aren’t confined to the movies. Turns out the U.S. military is backing research into robots that act like people, as well. Continue reading

MSM: New US Energy Program for Climate Solution, IEA and Norwegian Energy Study Concludes – Revolutionary New Energy Technologies Must Be Supported Now

Starting this month and running until June 2, US Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting concept papers for New Energy Technology projects that disrupt the status quo. Continue reading

MSM: US military shows off hack-by-numbers battlefield gadget

Cyber warfare made easier

As the US military strives to boost its ability to wage cyber warfare, it’s looking for ways to make it easier for non-expert soldiers on the front lines to wreak havoc on enemy networks. Continue reading

MSM: US – Iran could have nuclear bomb in one year

Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that Iran could be just a year away from developing a nuclear weapon. Continue reading

FBI Blows It: Supposed Terror Plot Against NY Synagogues Is Bogus

Turns out it is really the handiwork of a creepy FBI informant. The story strengthens the narrative that the “homeland” is under attack. It’s not. Continue reading

Regime Change: Georgia’s Rose Revolution Fades to Black

“Of all manifestations power, restraint impresses men most” -Thucydides

It seems political turmoil is becoming increasingly common in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. More than five years after the 2003 Rose Revolution, it looks like another regime change might put an end to Mikheil Saakashvili’s presidency. Continue reading

Memorial Day 2009 – War Is A Waste, Not a Celebration

War is a waste so why do we celebrate it with parades, flags and glorious war stories when, in reality, they are fought by our youth who are but pawns in the hands of old men ~ seduced by power and greed ~ who are more than willing to waste our most precious resource: Continue reading

MSM: China warns Federal Reserve over ‘printing money’

China has warned a top member of the US Federal Reserve that it is increasingly disturbed by the Fed’s direct purchase of US Treasury bonds. Continue reading

The Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestine

On March 15, 2006, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly 170 to 4 (with only the US, Israel, the Marshall Islands and Palau against) “to establish the Human Rights Council (HRC), based in Geneva, in replacement of the Commission on Human Rights, as a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly….responsible for promoting universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction of any kind and in a fair and equal manner.” Continue reading

MSM: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden – navy

(Reuters) – Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, to show its ability to confront any foreign threats, its naval commander said on Monday. Continue reading

MSM: TRA signs deal to curb cyber threats in UAE

The UAE has boosted its defenses against cyber threats with the signing of an agreement between the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (Impact) Alliance yesterday. Continue reading

MSM: Defense Dept., Industry Join to Protect Data

(WPost) – One recent Wednesday, on the fourth floor of a squat brick office building under the flight path of jets landing at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport, a Pentagon analyst skilled in parsing malicious computer code e-mailed a threat alert to 28 of the nation’s largest defense contractors. Continue reading

MSM: Japan says N.Korea nuclear test “unacceptable”

(Reuters) – North Korea’s nuclear test would be a clear violation of the U.N. Security Council resolution and an unacceptable move, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Monday after Pyongyang said it had tested a nuclear device. Continue reading