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Intel Community Grapples With Key Open Source Intel

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


“In our defeat-ISIS activities, we’ve had a struggle and presently continue to struggle with the challenge of open source and publicly available information, and how we leverage that to make it truly useful for the warfighter,” Jospeh Votel, former head of both Special Operations Command and Central Command.

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Net Assessment Comes To DNI; Roper Says F-35’s ALIS Makes Progress

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NATIONAL HARBOUR: A key capability the Defense Department has relied on since the late Andy Marshall invented it — Net Assessment — is coming to the Intelligence Community. But wait, you say. Doesn’t the National Intelligence Council do long range strategic analysis? Well, not nearly as far out as Net Assessment does, which is 20… Keep reading →

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The Next Battlefield: Robots & AI In Cislunar Space

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Air Force Space Command deputy Maj. Gen. John Shaw says the US probably won’t be using piloted Tie Fighters in future space wars. But…

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Fail Fast, Not Twice: DoD’s Push For Agile Software Development

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A Pentagon task force is reviewing over a hundred tools and services to speed up software acquisition.

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End Of Passwords: DISA Tests Walkabout Identity System

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DISA has identified 46 factors that could be used to help it get rid of passwords on your mobile device, including gait, the way you swipe, and how you hold your phone or tablet.

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Army Networks: Big News In March

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The existing, expensive network can’t do what the Army needs. So is the solution outsourcing to the private sector?

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Bad Cybersecurity? No Access To DoD Networks

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“We’re going to turn that off unless you secured that properly. Whoa! That’s a very different mindset,” Col. Straub told me. “The availability of the network versus the defense of the network, that’s something we’re trying to get commanders to think about.”

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Trump, Clinton Do Not Get PDB; DNI Stresses Intel Community Not Political

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WASHINGTON: In the face of a lot of what he called “catastrophizing” about the “very volatile time for the country” known as the presidential transition, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper offers a simple message: “It’ll be OK.” Of course, that reassurance came after Clapper outlined the dark precautions that are taken on Inauguration Day, including the designation of… Keep reading →

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Bye Bye QDR; Hello Stand-Alone Cyber Command: HASC Markup

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CAPITOL HILL: The Quadrennial Defense Review is dead. Long live a unified combatant command known as Cyber Command. Ok, it doesn’t quite ring like Long Live The Queen, but you get the idea. House Armed Service Committee staffers briefed reporters on some of the more important bits of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Top… Keep reading →

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VCJCS Mulls Newest Domain: Electromagnetic Spectrum

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WASHINGTON: The Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is taking a “very serious” look at to making the electromagnetic spectrum a formal “domain” of military operations, a top aide to the Pentagon’s chief information officer told me this morning. The move would elevate the ethereal realm of radio waves and radar to the same… Keep reading →

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