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Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.

The US launched Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to deliver coronavirus shots to Americans, in May. The program has funded the manufacturing of six promising vaccine candidates while clinical trials are ongoing. That includes shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Both companies recently announced positive results from their final stage of […]
Operation Warp Speed bought 100 million doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines before results came in. That $3.5 billion bet is paying off.
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Samsung designed a super-rugged tactical smartphone for military use — take a look

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition phone. It’s a military smartphone designed for special operations. It uses an Android operating system and can integrate with radios, drone feeds, and GPS. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Samsung released its design for the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition, a smartphone […]
Samsung designed a super-rugged tactical smartphone for military use — take a look
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US military asks troops to stop smashing the ‘REPLY TO ALL’ button on emails, bans YouTube and Netflix because of bandwidth strain during coronavirus

The US Navy and Marine Corps’ computer network, the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), is experiencing an “increase in users who are teleworking/social distancing” and it’s putting a strain on the military’s IT. Navy officials offered guidance on reducing bandwidth loads, including limiting file attachments in emails, and to “Limit […]
US military asks troops to stop smashing the ‘REPLY TO ALL’ button on emails, bans YouTube and Netflix because of bandwidth strain during coronavirus
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Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands

Palantir executive Shyam Sankar described the company’s work developing AI targeting capabilities for drones as “this generation’s Manhattan Project,” according to two people familiar with the comments. The comments, made during a January all-hands meeting, come as the company expands its work on “Project Maven,” a department of defence project […]
Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands
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Peter Thiel called for an investigation into Google’s China dealings, but Trump has found no reason for concern, according to the Treasury Secretary

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that he and President Trump had found no evidence of Google working with the Chinese government in a way that raised concerns. Mnuchin’s comments come after tech billionaire Peter Thiel said earlier this month that Google been “seemingly treasonous” for its decision to […]
Peter Thiel called for an investigation into Google’s China dealings, but Trump has found no reason for concern, according to the Treasury Secretary
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Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—ed up’

Former Defence Secretary Jim Mattis testified he did not observe acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, breaching ethical boundaries while he was in charge at the US Defence Department, according to a report from the Pentagon’s inspector general released on Thursday. One of the allegations against Shanahan […]
Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defence Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—ed up’