“When reached by cell phone the Taliban claimed credit,” said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt referring to Malala Yousufzai, the young woman shot and critically-injured for protesting against the Taliban. “We know their phone number? Hmm. Why don’t we know where they are?”

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA: Google will soon make public information about virtually every ship at sea, giving the current location and identity even of American warships. Meanwhile, the company is consulting with the Navy and others about security issues.

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Reaping the Benefits of a Global Defense Industry

The U.S. defense industry, being reshaped by declining post-war budgets, globalization, and the increased pace of technological change, must work with the Pentagon and take proactive steps to maintain our historic preeminence on the battlefield. Our industry does not easily embrace change. In fact, history demonstrates that shifts in the defense industry have largely been… Keep reading →