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Tag: military industrial complex
Bezos and DoD Dream of AI, but Invoke Terminator Nightmare

Amazon + billion dollar artificial intelligence contracts with the military and law enforcement + opacity in the procurement process + an AI arms race with China = a robot overlord dystopia one day? We hope not. Jeff Bezos and General...

Defense Crony Capitalism: “bill pays for three littoral combat ships despite the Navy’s request for just a single ship and Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer’s insistence that no more were needed.”

One of the hardest things to convey to many “conservatives” is the degree of cronyism built into the defense business. The military is big government too. Massive government. But the military is the way Republicans (particularly) redistribute taxpayer money to...

Beltway Bandits, Cronyism and the DoD’s Exclusive Contracts

The CIA’s on Amazon’s cloud. So now the DoD too? That seems unwise. Multiple providers would make much more sense for the country and taxpayers specifically, even with the potential inefficiencies. (From The American Conservative) According to reports, Amazon Web...

Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

This audit is headed by Grover Norquist’s brother. So there is a glimmer, a sliver, of hope that some good might actually be done here. We’ll see. Talk about a colossal undertaking. (From The Hill) Department of Defense...