The Rugged Insider Volume 23 March 2014

Executive Briefing


AMAS & Army’s Big Unm

anned Fleet

What you need to know about the AMAS, the Army’s initiative to develop technology to outfit 1/3 of its ground combat vehicles with remote-control and autonomous capabilities.

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Quote of the Month


From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.”

-Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.”

The above quote is in reference to removing a 2-inch long moth from an experimental computer in 1947. “Bug” had been used before in other technical disciplines, but Hopper is credited with popularizing the term’s use in the computing field.

On the Web


Byte me: How our gadgets track our every move

You’re not paranoid enough.

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Bill Finn

Bill Finn
Senior Editor & Copywriter
Bill’s work has appeared in Defense Tech Briefs, IDGA, Robotics Tomorrow, and Defense IQ.

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