Category NSA

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

HASC Subcommittee On Tactical Air & Land Forces FY18 NDAA Markups — Includes Strengthening & Improving ISR Capabilities

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm

As David Maxwell notes below: David Maxwell:  Note that there is a link in the article to the 2011 report that appears to be still classified.  The classification markings are lined through but there are no declassification markings on it.  Obviously government employees should not click on the link and download it. Secret Government Report: […]

Latest DoD General Officer Assignments Has Dir. DIA, LTG. Vince Stewart Taking Over As The New Deputy Dir., U.S. CYBERCOM

     Latest General Officer appointments/assignments from DoD has the Dir. of DIA, LTG. Vince Stewart, being assigned as the new, Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command.  I wish him the best.  His argument that DIA is losing its relevancy; and, that there is too much bureaucratic resistance to potentially disruptive change within his agency — […]

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years By Steven Musil, www.cnet.com View Original June 15th, 2017 The CIA has been hacking home, office and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance, according to classified documents seen by CNET sister site ZDNet. The intelligence agency had by mid-2012 developed implants “for roughly 25 different devices […]

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter thecipherbrief.com · June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 | Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman Professor, Georgetown University Russia’s Defense Ministry released a statement Friday that it is investigating whether it had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with several other senior ISIS officials, in a May 28 airstrike that […]

America’s Industrial Might Is Working To End The Drone Threat

America’s Industrial Might Is Working To End The Drone Threat Dan Goure June 14, 2017 TweetShareShare For more than two decades, the U.S. military owned the skies when it came to the employment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. From the tiny, hand-launched Raven and Puma AE (All Environment) to the ubiquitous Predator and […]

Dark Web Service Claims To Be Able To Track Any Cellphone & Read Text Messages; ‘Home Is Where The Hack Is’

smartlightbulbhackerthreat  (article attached at link to left) Dark Web Service Claims To Be Able To Track Any Cellphone & Read Text Messages; ‘Home Is Where The Hack Is’ www.fortunascorner.com      Ali Raza has an article on the June 14, 2017 edition of HackRead.com, warns that “a service on the Dark Web,” is advertising that […]

DoD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget For FY18

DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 06/12/2017 03:55 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-222-17 June 12, 2017 DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 The Department of Defense released today the MIP appropriated top line budget for FY […]

Russia Has Developed A Cyber Weapon That Can Disrupt Power Grids, According To New Research

     A little late to the party on this one.  And, Russia is not the only Tier 1 nation-state that has developed an offensive cyber weapon capability that can do this kind of damage.  One unanswered question is when do we expect that cyber mafia’s, cyber ‘patriot’ groups, terrorists, and rouge states will develop, […]