Category Defense Industrial Base

The Threat To Air-Gapped/Stand-Alone Computers/Networks Is Getting Worse

Mind The Gap:  This Researcher Steals Data With Noise, Light, And Magnets www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from an article by Andy Greenberg that was posted on the February 7, 2018 edition of the technology and security website, WIRED.com.  Anyone who is familiar with my blog is well aware that cyber thieves and other digital […]

Russian Hackers Hunt Hi-Tech Secrets, Exploiting U.S. Weakness

Russian hackers hunt hi-tech secrets, exploiting US weakness By Jeff Donn, www.apnewsarchive.com View Original February 7th, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian cyberspies pursuing the secrets of military drones and other sensitive U.S. defense technology tricked key contract workers into exposing their email to theft, an Associated Press investigation has found. Steve Helber This combination of photos shows an […]

The U.S. Faces An Innovator’s Dilemma In Its Relationship With China

The U.S. Faces an Innovator’s Dilemma in Its Relationship With China | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Norton A. Schwartz February 05, 2018 The new U.S. national security strategy refocuses America’s relationship with China, referencing “geopolitical competition between free and repressive visions of the world order.” Regaining the U.S. competitive edge with China dominates the U.S. national defense strategy, released in […]

Dark Clouds Form Around The Defense Department’s Data Strategy

Dark Clouds Form Around the Defense Department’s Data Strategy By Mytheos Holt, www.realcleardefense.com View Original February 2nd, 2018 The U.S. government has a troubling history with adopting new technology. While programs like DARPA have laid the groundwork for much of the private sector’s development in the past, most of the government seems to treat technological progress the […]

America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too

America’s Digital Infrastructure Is Crumbling, Too Bloomberg · by James Stavridis and Dave Weinstein More stories by James Stavridis Last weekend I passed through the glittering main terminal of the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. It is highly efficient, utterly beautiful and ultramodern. I cannot think of a single U.S. airport that compares favorably to it in any dimension. […]

Why The Army Isn’t Prepared For The Next Great War

Why the Army Isn’t Prepared for the Next Great War The National Interest · by Douglas Macgregor · January 31, 2018 Next week the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Airland will hold a hearing on Army modernization. Just twelve months ago, in a similar hearing, the U.S. Army was, according to its own senior leaders, in dismal shape. The […]

North Korea Cracking Down On Illegal Cell Phone Calls With Russian Devices

North Korea Cracking Down On Illegal Cell Phone Calls With Russian Devices: Report By Joe Difazio, www.ibtimes.com View Original North Korea is cracking down on illegal cell phone calls with Russian made electronic devices according to Radio Free Asia (RFA). The North Korean government has installed new radio locator devices along the country’s border with China. Cell phones smuggled […]

National Security Expert To Congress: U.S. Not Ready For Warfare’s Future

Excerpts: “The steps necessary to counter these threats are clear. Increase investment in long-range strikes, stealthy uninhabited aircraft to hunt mobile targets, advanced munitions, electronic warfare, and undersea strikes,” said Paul Scharre, a senior fellow and director at the Center for a New American Security’s Technology and National Security Program. He testified at a House […]

Trump Expected To Tap Top Army Cyber Warfare Chief To Lead NSA

Trump expected to tap Army cyber warfare chief to lead NSA By Martin Matishak, www.politico.com View Original January 30th, 2018 President Donald Trump’s administration recently decided to elevate Cyber Command, placing it on par with long-standing military units like Central Command, which orchestrates the country’s campaign to eradicate ISIS. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Donald Trump is […]

Strava CEO Responds After The Company’s Heat Map May Have Compromised Secret U.S. Military Bases Around The World

Strava CEO responds after the company’s heat map may have compromised secret US military bases around the world By Alex Lockie, www.businessinsider.com View Original January 30th, 2018 The Pentagon goes dark somehow. Strava Heat Map Strava CEO James Quarles released a statement following the publication of a fitness tracker heat map that may have exposed US military bases […]