Category Defense Industrial Base

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges ‘We shot down more planes than anybody else because of our budget’ Share Tweet Email Sen. Lindsey Graham / Getty Images BY: Natalie Johnson Follow @nataliejohnsonn May 24, 2017 3:35 pm The Trump administration’s 2018 defense budget proposal will likely extend sequestration into […]

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea

‘Don’t Cry For Me Pyongyang:’ Cyber Security Firm, Symantec Increasingly Confident WannaCry Ransomware Attack/Cyber Pandemic, Linked to North Korea   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Joe Uchill has an article on yesterday’s (May 22, 2017) TheHill.com, noting that “researchers at [the cyber security firm], Symantec, are increasingly confident that a recent, massive ransomware outbreak — is linked […]

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians

Defense Contractor Admits Trying To Sell Satellite Secrets To Russians By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original May 22nd, 2017 LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities say a Southern California man who worked as an engineer for a defense contractor has pleaded guilty to attempting to sell sensitive information used in military and commercial satellites to the Russians. Forty-nine-year-old […]

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors

https://www.thecipherbrief.com/article/tech/chinese-cyber-spies-target-asian-neighbors-1092?utm_source=Join+the+Community+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bda0940b6a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02cbee778d-bda0940b6a-122500693 EXPERT COMMENTARY Chinese Cyber-Spies Target Asian Neighbors MAY 21, 2017 | JOHN HULTQUIST The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. SUBSCRIBE NOW JOHN HULTQUIST MANAGER OF ANALYSIS, FIREEYE It has been three years since the Obama Administration publically indicted five Chinese military officials for hacking U.S. companies, a move that prompted negotiations to […]

War With North Korea: An Inside Look At How U.S. Troops Would Respond Worldwide

David Maxwell:  Thanks to Jeff for including this quote.   Conclusion: The defining aspect of a second Korean war would be the primary contribution from the South Korean military, which would play a role that the U.S. has not seen in recent years.   “This is truly a combined fight,” Maxwell said of U.S.-South Korean […]

U.S. Military Satellites In Crisis As Foreign Weapons Advance And Proliferate; We Must Practice Going To War Disconnected Or, In An Environment Where Our Networks Are Severely Degraded — Otherwise, We Are Inviting A Nasty Strategic Surprise

U.S. Military Satellites In Crisis As Foreign Weapons Advance And Proliferate; We Must Practice Going To War Disconnected Or, In An Environment Where Our Networks Are Severely Degraded — Otherwise, We Are Inviting A Nasty Strategic Surprise   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Bill Gertz had an article with the title above in the Wednesday, May […]

Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars?

Conference video at the link to the web page: http://www.c4isrnet.com/articles/is-the-us-military-too-antiquated-to-win-modern-wars? Is The U.S. Military Too Antiquated To Win Modern Wars? By Mark Pomerleau, www.c4isrnet.com View Original May 17th, 2017 Experts in technology and warfare gathered Wednesday to discuss the U.S. military’s efforts to innovate in response to rapidly changing threats and its place in modern warfare. Bernadette Johnson, […]

The United States Is Not Ready For A Cyber-Pearl Harbor

The United States Is Not Ready For A Cyber-Pearl Harbor By James Stavridis, foreignpolicy.com View Original May 15th, 2017 On May 12, the world witnessed a day that won’t exactly live in infamy but certainly should have a concentrating effect as we collectively grapple with the challenges of cybersecurity. Using a tool set that was “released into […]

Dangerous New Version Of WannaCry Ransomware Set To Be Released By Hackers; ‘Does Not Contain “Kill Switch” Used By 22 yr.-Old Cyber Security Analyst To Shut Down Version One — Unfortunately, This Is Likely To Get Much Worse — Before It Gets Better

Dangerous New Version Of WannaCry Ransomware Set To Be Released By Hackers; ‘Does Not Contain “Kill Switch” Used By 22 yr.-Old Cyber Security Analyst To Shut Down Version One  — Unfortunately, This Is Likely To Get Much Worse — Before It Gets Better http://www.fortunascorner.com      The British newspaper, The Independent, reports that the hackers […]

Mysterious Hacking Collective Known As The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Stole NSA Super Weapon, And Caused Global Cyber Attack That Is Causing Chaos In 74 Countries — Dry Run For A Much Larger, Devastating Attack? What Will al Qaeda & ISIS Take Away From This?

Mysterious Hacking Collective Known As The ‘Shadow Brokers’ Stole NSA Super Weapon, And Caused Global Cyber Attack That Is Causing Chaos In 74 Countries — Dry Run For A Much Larger, Devastating Attack?  What Will al Qaeda & ISIS Take Away From This?   http://www.fortunascorner.com        By now, all of you are probably […]