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The ‘Green Door’ Mystery Solved: Secrecy & Slang

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Oh yes, we at Breaking D are delving into a murky realm that is not usually covered by defense publications: semantics and etymology, the study of the meaning and the origin of words and phrases including idioms.

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Air Force Joins Army Parachuting Into InfoWar; Creates New Unified Subcommand

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The Air Force wants to develop information warfare capabilities to “deter malign activities from [the] information warfare level all the way up to conflict,” says Air Combat Command head Gen. Mike Holmes.

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Security Clearance Backlog Cut In Half: Kari Bingen

Posted by Colin Clark on


In April 2018 the government hit a high point of 725,000 delayed clearances. Today, the number has dipped below 360,000. In May, we reported that would-be federal employees and defense contractors waited an average of 221 days for a Secret clearance and 534 days for a Top Secret clearance.

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

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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

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“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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IoT, AI Mean More Targets for US Adversaries, says Gordon

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“This is such a data-rich world that the person who can command that data first is the one who’s gonna have a real advantage.”

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Industry Worries Friction Twixt NRO-NGA On Commercial Imagery

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NGA and NRO “have significantly overlapping Venn diagrams,” one industry source said, and they are still trying to “sort that through.” He added, “It’s not a nice clean line.”

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DUSDI Bingen: DCGS, TPEDS Slow Intelligence Sharing

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USDI Kari Bingen says that DoD’s mission “is hampered when we have to pay in time and money analysts and experts to manually translate data files … to makes systems and data interoperable because of proprietary data standards and formats.”

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Key Northrop Grumman OmegA Rocket Test Succeeds, Despite Hiccup

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Successful OmegaA test keeps the program on the path towards a 2021 first launch and a crack at the Air Force’s hotly contested national security launch program. 

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Artificial Intelligence: Ethics, Congress, Data And The Tech [Sponsored]

Posted by Colin Clark on


Join me as I explore the intricacies of ethics, technology, policy and politics with three experts on this somewhat arcane subject.

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