Category Information Operations

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea

The Book Mattis Reads To Be Prepared For War With North Korea www.politico.com View Original October 15th, 2017 Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and supporters—titles that might help […]

Operationalizing Big Data

Conclusion:   Raw technology is the easiest thing for our adversaries to copy because they can purchase it on the global market.  In fact, sometimes our adversaries will have better equipment because of the scale at which the U.S. Army fields equipment.  The Army needs to figure out how to turn its size and bureaucracy […]

New Anonymity Network Named Loopix Shows Promise — Could Become Alternative/Replace TOR

New Anonymity Network Named Loopix Shows Promise — Could Become Alternative/Replace TOR   http://www.fortunascorner.com        The Dark Web, and the The Onion Router (TOR), have been around since 2002; and, has been a refuge for those seeking digital anonymity — from digital privacy advocates, to the off-the-gridders, and of course the darker digital angels of our […]

A British Voice In North Korea: A Threat To The Regime?

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  This is why broadcasting into north Korea is so important and a good investment.  Those 11% become key communicators who pass news of the outside world to […]

When Big Data Went To War — And Lost

Long critical read.  A little of everything in this from MRAPs to Palantir. To stop IEDs, JIEDDO had one fundamental asset: a massive fund of money devoted to rapid acquisition. With that money, JIEDDO could make new technology go from development to deployment in months, rather than the usual years of Pentagon research and development. […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

Allies’Wartime Operational Plan Presumably Stolen By North Korean Hackers In 2016

Though, maybe these were the plans that we wanted North Korea to steal???  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  I guess it is a good thing that no plan survives contact. (2nd LD) Allies’ wartime operational plan presumably stolen by N.K. hackers last year: lawmaker m.yna.co.kr View Original October 10th, 2017 (ATTN: ADDS more info in para […]

Is The NSA At A Tipping Point?  Should Its Entire Network Enterprise Be Scrapped? One Has To Assume Putin’s Spies & Beijing’s Collector’s Have Taken Full Advantage Of NSA’s Breaches & Miscues

Is The NSA At A Tipping Point?  Should Its Entire Network Enterprise Be Scrapped? One Has To Assume Putin’s Spies & Beijing’s Collector’s Have Taken Full Advantage Of NSA’s Breaches & Miscues   www.forrtunascorner.com        As you are probably aware by now, there has been yet another breach of NSA’s security, as another […]

Baltics Battle Russia In Online Disinformation War

http://www.dw.com/en/baltics-battle-russia-in-online-disinformation-war/a-40828834 EUROPE Baltics battle Russia in online disinformation war From the hacking attack on Estonia in 2007 to the fake news targeting the NATO battalions on the alliance’s eastern border in 2017 — the Baltic states have been the bull’s-eye of Russian-backed digital warfare.   Ten years ago, Estonians awoke to find the country paralyzed […]

Russia Targets Soldier Smartphones, Western Officials Say

And, our networked weaponry as well. But, two can play this game.  RCP, fortunascorner.com Moscow seeks information on operations and troop strength, according to officials with NATO countries   https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-targets-soldier-smartphones-western-officials-say-1507109402 By Thomas Grove in Tapa, Estonia, Julian E. Barnes in Brussels and Drew Hinshaw in Orzysz, Poland Oct. 4, 2017 5:30 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS Russia has opened a […]