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AFCEA-USNI West 2017

Navy Starts Up Cyber ‘Top Gun’ School: Information Warfighting Development Center

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CORRECTED name of IWDC from Information Warfare Development Center to Warfighting This month, the Navy will launch the cyber equivalent of its famous TOPGUN course for fighter pilots. The school will teach selected cyber specialists the best tactics to keep hackers our of Navy networks. Much like TOPGUN, which is now part of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC)… Keep reading →

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We CAN Tie Army, Navy Missile Defense Networks: Navy Experts

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SAN DIEGO: It’s completely possible to plug Army missile defenses into the Navy fire control network, a panel of Navy experts said Wednesday. That could make an obscure system called NIFC-CA (Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter-Air) the electronic backbone of a seamless defense against Russian, Chinese, Iranian, or North Korean airstrikes and missile salvos.… Keep reading →

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Smart Mines, A Smaller Army, & The Trump Buildup That Won’t Happen: Winnefeld

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SAN DIEGO: Trump’s promised defense budget boost probably won’t materialize, the former Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs said today, so we can’t afford to grow a larger military. Instead of more ships and troops, retired Adm. James Winnefeld said in a rare public appearance, the military should prioritize investment in new ideas. His own service,… Keep reading →

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Link Army, Navy Missile Defense Nets: Adm. Harris

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SAN DIEGO: The Army and Navy must link their missile defense systems into a single network so Navy weapons can hit targets spotted by Army radars and vice versa, the chief of Pacific Command said today. That’s a daunting technical task but, if surmounted, it could dramatically improve defense against North Korean, Chinese, or Russian… Keep reading →

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