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Huawei’s 5G Gambit: Sharing Tech Won’t Fix Security

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei made a dramatic offer to let all comers license and modify his 5G technology. Making it secure would be a Herculean task.

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King Blasts DoD Wall Funding, But Smooth Sailing For Air Force, Army Secretaries

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“I believe we need the Space Force, in fact, in my opinion, a domain-specific service to organize, train, and equip space forces is overdue,” Air Force Secretary nominee Barbara Barrett said.

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China’s Theft & Espionage: What Must Be Done

Posted by Nicholas Eftimiades on


Screening Chinese students and academics isn’t the solution when less than one percent of them are bad actors. So what will work?

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Navy CNO Defends Increased Secrecy in Wake of Chinese Hacking

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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The Navy, unlike the other Armed Services, is hiding the names of its officers from the public in fear they could become targets for Chinese hackers.

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A Blueprint To Stop Chinese Espionage, IP Theft: Nick Eftimiades, Top Intel Expert

Posted by Nicholas Eftimiades on


  Few espionage experts speak publicly. Even fewer experts in Chinese espionage do. I first met Nick Eftimiades at the airport when he was a top space intelligence expert. I was en route to my first Space Symposium and knew very little. Nick taught me a bit and was very tolerant of this new space puppy who didn’t know… Keep reading →

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Aussies At Impasse With France Over New Sub; Japan May Win

Posted by Robbin Laird on


JS Hakuryu (SS-503) arrives Pearl Harbor in 2013

France and Australia must resolve major differences over the Aussies’ new submarine program before a new Australian government is elected next year, and the most obvious alternative is Japan.

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Top Army Buyer Warns Industry To Guard Its IP Until New Policy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


screencap of Army video

“Does that mean you can’t talk to us? No,” Assistant Secretary Bruce Jette said. “What it means is, if you have secret sauce, reserve the secret sauce, make sure we understand what you want to talk about. Only when we get down to contract discussions should you bring out the secret sauce.”

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Army Offers Much Higher Profits For Fast Innovation

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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if you can deliver new technology really fast, the US Army is now willing to pay your company much higher profits. And it’s working hard to make sure that new tech actually gets to new weapons.

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Get Off The ‘Hamster Wheel’ & Fix Readiness: AMC Commander

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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WASHINGTON: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says over and over that his top priority to getting the Army ready to “fight tonight.” What does that mean in practice? For Army Materiel Command, which keeps troops supplied, it means literally putting its money where his mouth is. If readiness for major combat operations is really the… Keep reading →

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Air Force Presses Acquisition Changes; Incentives Offered On Combat Rescue Helo

Posted by Colin Clark on


CAPITOL HILL: If Sikorsky reaches the next Combat Rescue Helicopter milestone early, the Air Force will reward the Lockheed Martin subsidiary and “immediately go ahead to” production. “We’ll see how this goes,” Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the military deputy for Air Force acquisition, said this morning, saying the effort is an experiment the service was… Keep reading →

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