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Air Force Brass Lead New SpaceCom Subcommand

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Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command

CFSCC’s mission includes executing “tactical control over globally dispersed Air Force, Army, and Navy space units that command satellites in every orbital regime.”

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Trump’s Ukraine Intervention May Violate FCPA, Arms Export Laws: Experts

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The president’s personal intervention was “highly improper,” one arms export expert says, concluding that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “appears to have been criminally violated here.”

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IC Must Embrace Public Data to Use AI Effectively: Sue Gordon

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To stay ahead of adversaries, the IC must change its internal “data ownership” culture that allows those who collect data to believe “they are the ones who get to determine how it’s used,” says Sue Gordon.

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The ‘Green Door’ Mystery Solved: Secrecy & Slang

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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

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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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