Category Critical Infrastructure Protection

Same Army Lab In Anthrax Scare Might Have Also Lost Small Amount Of Sarin

Report: Same Army Lab In Anthrax Scare Might Have Also Lost Small Amount Of Sarin By Tara Copp, www.stripes.com View Original June 22nd, 2017 WASHINGTON — The same Army laboratory that mishandled anthrax in 2015 leading to a nationwide scare might also have lost a small amount of the chemical sarin, the Pentagon’s inspector general has found. […]

House Bill To Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms

House Bill To Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms Huawei, ZTE Gear Pose Cyber Attack Risk Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz June 23, 2017 2:03 pm The pending House defense bill contains new provisions that would restrict the Pentagon from buying equipment from Chinese or Russian telecommunications firms over cyber […]

A Cyber Attack ‘The World Isn’t Ready For’

A Cyber Attack ‘The World Isn’t Ready For’ By Nicole Perlroth, www.nytimes.com View Original June 22nd, 2017 Golan Ben-Oni, of the IDT Corporation, which was attacked in April with two cyberweapons stolen from the National Security Agency. Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York TimesPhoto by: Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times NEWARK — […]

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 […]

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 — […]

U.S. May Be Defenseless Against New Hypersonic Missiles

Our ability, or  inability to defend against this kind of threat right now; or, the short-term — if the story is accurate — just imagine the compressed decision-making loop on how to retaliate and/or, respond if there is a first-strike use.  We could well reach a point sooner than we think and prefer, where our […]

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 […]

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality https://fortunascorner.com      The website ValueBit News, has a June 15, 2017 article by the title above […]

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 […]