We've all heard a lot about autonomous cars and there's been plenty written about drones taking to the air, but we've not seen so much discussion about boats, or autonomous watercraft. BAE Systems has been working on autonomous naval technologies, in a project that has sprung up surprisingly quickly.
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the State Department to speed up the release of documents related to a decision made under former Secretary Hillary Clinton to allow a foreign defense contractor that admitted criminal wrongdoing to continue doing business with the Pentagon. The Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request in 2013 for emails and internal memos involving a U.S. subsidiary of the British aerospace giant BAE Systems.
Even though foreign nationals without permanent U.S. residence status and foreign companies are prohibited from contributing to U.S. elections, U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies are not. Those subsidiaries have spent almost $10 million, according to a DW analysis of data obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics.