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Unsafe At Any Speed: Multiple Vulnerabilities Afflict 5G

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


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The coming network needed for autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things will also bring cybersecurity danger.

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US Needs Bounty Hunters For Cyber: Ex-DoD Officials Say

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


To defend 21st century networks, should the US use the model of 18th century privateers?

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DoD: “Months” Before Any Work Can Be Approved For Border Wall

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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PENTAGON: More troops are heading to the US border with Mexico, Pentagon officials said on Friday. That brings the number deployed from the current 5,000 to about 6,000, even as the Pentagon considers transferring close to $4 billion to support the Border Patrol and build infrastructure. About 2,100 of the troops deployed currently are National… Keep reading →

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Top HASC Republican Rejects Using Defense Funds For Border Wall

Posted by Paul McLeary on


“I am opposed to using defense dollars for non-defense purposes,” Rep. Mac Thornberry said. “Seems to me we ought to fund border security needs on their own and not be taking it from other accounts.”

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Trump Cuts, Democrats Won’t Stop Army Modernization, Growth: Reading Between Sec. Esper’s Lines

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The defense budget may be caught between doves on the left and budget hawks on the right, but so far Army Secretary Mark Esper isn’t ceding any ground.

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Military Cyber Teams On Standby For Elections

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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“We haven’t deployed anyone, just to be clear,” Edwin Wilson said. “We’ll have a traditional prepare-to-deploy order, (and) the members and teams are on recall ready to go within hours.”

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With Funding In Peril, Coast Guard Pushes Icebreaker As ‘Polar Security Cutter’

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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“One of the things that we did early in my tenure was we changed (it to) Polar Security Cutter as we were trying to get the funds from the Congress, from our own department, the administration,” Coast Guard Commandant Karl Schultz told Breaking Defense.

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Counterterror Costs Since 911: $2.8 TRILLION And Climbing

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: After a small group of forlorn men huddled in the middle of Afghanistan succeeded in their plan to strike the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, America declared a global war against them. That war has sucked almost $3 trillion dollars from the US, according to a study by the respected Stimson Center… Keep reading →

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Government ‘Bug Bounty’ Payouts To Freelance Hackers Up 125%: HackerOne

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The Pentagon’s willingness to pay freelance hackers to report cyber vulnerabilities has opened the floodgates for similar programs from other agencies, report the organizers of the original Hack The Pentagon. San Francisco-based HackerOne now counts clients ranging from the US Air Force, Army, and Defense Travel System to the Singaporean Ministry of Defense and the… Keep reading →

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Coast Guard Fears Two-Year Budget Boost Just A Blip: Adm. Zukunft

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Adm. Zukunft says he doesn’t want to return to the old culture of “martyrdom” when the service prided itself on doing more with less even as it ran its equipment and people into the ground.

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