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What Is Cyber Collateral Damage? And Why Does It Matter?

In the world of kinetic military operations, collateral damage is typically straightforward to assess because of well-established definitions, well-understood weapon characteristics, and reasonably well-defined legal and policy frameworks. Sasha Romanosky and Zachary Goldman discuss the challenges of extending this framework to cyberattacks with non-physical consequences.

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Challenges for the U.S. Military in Designing and Deploying Self-Driving Vehicles

The U.S. Army's chief roboticist, Bob Sadowski, talks with at the AUSA 2016 meeting about the U.S. military's path to self-driving vehicles in combat. Weapons are far from being the only military system gradually evolving toward automation and autonomy. Whether for civilian or military technologies, reliability testing protocols for complex software-driven robotic systems are at the center of safety and accountability regulation. DoD does this through legal weapons review. Are there things DoD and the civilian tech industry could learn from each other?

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Policymakers are from Mars, Tech Company Engineers are from Venus

This week, Herb Lin and I are giving a joint talk about the suit-hoodie divide, and whether relations between Washington and Silicon Valley are getting worse (I think the answer is yes). Part of the problem stems from conflicting interests and serious differences of opinion about policy. But a large part of the problem—and perhaps the hardest and most hidden part—stems from cultural differences. I don't want to overstate here. Culture is squishy. It's hard to see, hard to measure, hard to articulate, hard to change.

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