Category Defense Industrial Base

Trump To Nominate Raytheon Lobbyist For Next Army Secretary

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/07/19/trump-to-nominate-raytheon-lobbyist-for-next-army-secretary/?utm_term=.e0af4773f2d3 Trump To Nominate Raytheon Lobbyist For Next Army Secretary By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Greg Jaffe By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Greg Jaffe July 19 at 2:09 PM U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conduct training in Orzysz, Poland, on April 3. (Spec. Nathanael Mercado/ Army)   President Trump will nominate Mark Esper, a top lobbyist for Raytheon and a former […]

POTUS Trump To Nominate Key Admin Personnel — Including USD(I)

Note VADM Kernan for USD(I) President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Personnel To Key Administration Posts https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/17/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-personnel-key President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Peter Henry Barlerin of Colorado to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America […]

Cutting Cyber Command’s Umbilical Cord To The NSA

Cutting Cyber Command’s Umbilical Cord To The NSA thecipherbrief.com · July 17, 2017 July 17, 2017 | General Michael Hayden General Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA and NSA Despite the many logistical and operational challenges of a transition, many acknowledge that U.S. Cyber Command must eventually separate from the National Security Agency. According to news reports, the Trump […]

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online 

You Can Buy Password Stealing Malware For Just $7 Online  http://www.fortunascorner.com      Jahanzaib Hassan had an article last week (July 11/July 16, 2017) on the cyber security website, HackRead.com, noting that security “researchers at [the cyber security company] ProofPoint, recently discovered a [new] mass-marketed malware called — Ovidiy stealer — whose main purpose is to […]

Why America’s Army Is Falling Apart

Gen. George Washington told his officers, “If we are wise, let us prepare for the worst.” Washington’s wise words are being systematically ignored by the Army.   On July 18 the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allied NATO airborne units, will conduct a Joint Forcible Entry exercise near Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria.The goal is to […]

Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)

Maybe — Unless you are practicing to fight disconnected; and, making your network dependent opponent — ‘deaf, dumb, and blind.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com Digital Generals Are As Important As Military Generals (Because The U.S. Is Losing The Digital War)     By Steve Andriole, www.forbes.com View Original June 20th, 2017 Shutterstock There are some economic realities that are […]

Pentagon No. 2 Says Goodbye; Mattis: ‘I Hate To Lose Him’

Pentagon No. 2 Says Goodbye; Mattis: ‘I Hate To Lose Him’ By Sandra Erwin, www.realcleardefense.com View Original July 14th, 2017 The Pentagon on Friday bid farewell to Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. His boss, Secretary Jim Mattis, said Work is sure to leave a void that will be hard to fill. “I hate to lose him,” Mattis […]

Encrypted Satellite Phone Calls Can Be Hacked In Fractions Of A Second — According To New Research  

Encrypted Satellite Phone Calls Can Be Hacked In Fractions Of A Second — According To New Research   http://www.fortunascorner.com      Why am I not surprised.  Nothing digital, or ‘connected’ to the Internet, or network/s should ever be considered ‘safe.’  And, to a more of a degree than you probably think — that goes for […]

When The NSA Spots A Crack In Commercial Software – Should It Tell?

When The NSA Spots A Crack In Commercial Software – Should It Tell? thecipherbrief.com · July 14, 2017 One of the only tasks the U.S. Constitution declares that the federal government must do is to provide for the common defense. That is the government’s foundational truth and purpose; to protect American lives, liberty, and their pursuit […]

Cyber Warfare Has Taken A New Turn. Yes, It’s Time To Worry

Cyber Warfare Has Taken A New Turn. Yes, It’s Time To Worry www.washingtonpost.com View Original July 13th, 2017 The recent “ransomware” events created headaches and headlines — but also masked a greater cyber-issue: chaos and disruption on the Internet as the new normal. Earlier this week, in fact, the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a new effort […]