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Joint Intel Chief Says US Must ‘Better’ Understand China Strategy

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WASHINGTON: We’ve got bus-sized satellites that can probably see any blemishes on Chairman Mao’s badly rebuilt face from space (didn’t know about that, did you?). We’ve got U-2s with their superb sensors watching the Chinese coast (for now). We’ve got P-8s scanning the seas for Chinese submarines and testing their radar. Our subs — hopefully — cruise… Keep reading →

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NATO’s September Summit Must Confront Cyber Threats

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Jarno Limnéll is the Director of Cyber Security at McAfee (now part of Intel), a PhD in military science, and a former officer in the famously tough Finnish armed forces, where he spent five years as a strategic analyst. He spoke to us in June about the Russian threat in cyberspace, which many analysts consider far… Keep reading →

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Russia’s Information War: Latvian Ambassador, Finnish Strategist Warn On Cyber

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


LATVIAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON: “We are neighbors of Russia and we have always been realists,” Ambassador Andris Razans told me. “Sometimes we might be characterized as alarmists, troublemakers, etc., but I think we are realists.” Even as President Obama exchanges tense words with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of today’s D-Day anniversary ceremony, many Americans and… Keep reading →

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Air Force Seeks Out NASCAR For Video Data Mining Lessons

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PENTAGON CITY: Hungry for answers on how to make more effective use of the tens of thousands of hours of video gathered by Predators, Global Hawks and other military eyes in the sky, Air Force officials recently visited NASCAR, the car racing people, to learn better and faster ways of mining video data. “We have… Keep reading →

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Chinese Spaceplane: Chimera Or Object Lesson In Threat Analysis?

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China unveils a new “stealth” jet, but we don’t know how stealthy it is or when it might fly actual missions. China unveils a new aircraft carrier. Its leaders boast about extending China’s reach, but the carrier doesn’t have any planes and we aren’t sure when they might build them. Monitoring a rapidly developing China,… Keep reading →

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Common Standards Evade Unmanned Ops, Admiral Says

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WASHINGTON: Despite the tremendous impact unmanned systems are having on the battlefield, military leaders still struggle to get intelligence gathered from these systems into the hands of those who need it. The systems designed to stream raw data collected by the diverse fleet of unmanned systems in the field continued to hamstring combatant commanders and… Keep reading →

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Feds@Work: An Advocate For Whistleblowers

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(Photo: Central Intelligence Agency) WASHINGTON: Becoming a whistleblower is often a risky and difficult path for federal employees, and so is finding the truth and protecting those who have exposed wrongdoing from being fired, punished or harassed. Dan Meyer, director of civilian reprisal investigations with the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of… Keep reading →

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Intel Cuts Rumored to Be $25 Billion Plus: Industry Fearful, Watchful

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CORRECTED: We Inflated The Value of Digital Globe’s Most Recent Government Contract San Antonio: You can smell the fear and worry here at the annual Geoint conference. The budget cuts that Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper outlined yesterday may be as deep as $40 billion over the next 10 years, sources here say. The… Keep reading →

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