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Intel Community Grapples With Key Open Source Intel

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


“In our defeat-ISIS activities, we’ve had a struggle and presently continue to struggle with the challenge of open source and publicly available information, and how we leverage that to make it truly useful for the warfighter,” Jospeh Votel, former head of both Special Operations Command and Central Command.

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Israelis Test Classified Tunnel Tech To Stymie Terrorists; US Watches

Posted by Arie Egozi on


It is a highly classified system  based on sensors that monitor what is happening on the ground and provide warning in the event of a cavity discovery, but its full details may not be published.

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NSA’s Cybersecurity Directorate Is ‘Back to the Future’

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The elevation of the cybersecurity mission to “it’s own Directorate raises its stature in NSA to a prominence that is absolutely needed,” says one former NSA official.

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‘Golden Age Of SIGINT May Be Over’: New Encryption Foils IC Eavesdropping

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“End-to-end encryption of all communications and data, differential privacy, and secure communications for all users are likely to be the new reality,” says a new DARPA-funded study.

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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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Red Flag 2019: First Great Power Air War Test In Years

Posted by James Kitfield on


How are Air Force pilots training for a war with Russia or China?

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Aid To Israel Isn’t Foreign Aid; It’s An Investment

Posted by Yoram Ettinger on


Israel faces increasingly tight restrictions on its Foreign Military Financing from the U.S., as Breaking D readers know. In the past, when the US provided Israeli with grants under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program, Israel could convert 25 percent of the aid from dollars into shekels to buy Israeli products and support local R&D. The… Keep reading →

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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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DoD, Industry Sparring Over New Cyber Rules, Ellen Lord Says

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Ellen Lord, the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, told a small group of reporters here Friday morning that her office is trying to put rules in place to protect against buying “software that has Russian or Chinese provenance, for instance, and quite often that’s difficult to tell at first glance because of holding companies,” that move the software through the open market.

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Pentagon-Run AI Center Coming, Hypersonics Work in Progress

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon wants its new AI center up and running in six months, but is taking a different track on directed energy and hypersonics, Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan says.

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