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Navy Wrestles With Cyber Policy As China and Iran Hack Away

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“We’re spending a lot of money in this area right now, but we don’t understand where we’re spending it” says Navy undersecretary Thomas Modly.

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NIST Recommends Tightened DoD Contractor Security

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


An interconnected ecosystem of primes, subs, suppliers, and partners mean one weak link can bring down the entire chain.

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BAE Makes Big Bet On Small Companies: FAST Labs

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“This is not based on ownership. We leave them their freedom.”

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Roper: Air Force Cloud May Track & Target All From Space To Ground — EXCLUSIVE

Posted by Colin Clark on


Let’s not get too carried away. “We’ve got to earn our way to cislunar,” Will Roper said with a chuckle. “We’ve got to prove we can do LEO and GEO well.” Still, “this isn’t too far fetched.”

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Europe Moves To Better Monitor Foreign Investments, Sort Of A CFIUS

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WASHINGTON: The European Union has taken a major step toward more effective national security screening of foreign direct investments, implementing a new “framework”  for the EU. It is the beginning of a more unified approach across the vast market on a long-standing issue. Even though China is not explicitly targeted in the new document, the timing of… Keep reading →

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2020 BUDGET: Airpower Wins Big; ‘Multi-Domain’ Emerges

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


For all the talk of major changes, the Pentagon is pouring money into some pretty traditional priorities.

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New Evidence Of Conflict of Interest In JEDI Contract

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WASHINGTON The massive and troubled $10 billion cloud contract the Pentagon has been pursuing has run into another snag. DoD revealed Tuesday it has obtained “new information” pointing to potential of conflicts of interest in the competition, already widely criticized for favoring Amazon Web Services. Pentagon spokesperson Elissa Smith confirmed to Breaking Defense that “new… Keep reading →

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Sen. Warner, Gen. Dunford Question Google, Silicon Valley For Helping China

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Office of Sen. Mark Warner

The Pentagon and, increasingly, Congress have grown frustrated with tech giants who shy away from US government work while flocking to Beijing to tap a massive — but authoritarian — market.

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Marines Furiously Cutting Programs As Tighter Budgets Loom

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As old programs go, the Corps is looking at new cyber capabilities and getting back into the air defense game.

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F-35 Testing May Slow Two Months Due To Fuel Tube Crash

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More than 80 percent of operational F-35s have returned to flight operations but the fuel tube problems may delay testing another two months.

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