ABSTRACT

Defense Primer: Emerging Technologies [Updated September 30, 2021]   [open pdf - 551KB]

From the Document: "Both the '2018 National Defense Strategy' and senior U.S. defense and intelligence officials have identified a number of emerging technologies that could have a disruptive impact on U.S. national security in the years to come. These technologies include [1] artificial intelligence, [2] lethal autonomous weapons, [3] hypersonic weapons, [4] directed energy weapons,[5] biotechnology, and [6] quantum technology. As these technologies continue to mature, they could hold significant implications for congressional oversight, U.S. defense authorizations and appropriations, military concepts of operations, and the future of war."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11105
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2021-09-30
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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