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U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns

U.S. Navy Collisions Stoke Cyber Threat Concerns By Tim Johnson, www.mcclatchydc.com View Original August 21st, 2017 The Pentagon won’t yet say how the USS John S. McCain was rammed by an oil tanker near Singapore, but red flags are flying as the Navy’s decades-old reliance on electronic guidance systems increasing looks like another target of cyberattack. The […]

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions

Three Questions Arising From Recent U.S. Navy Collisions By Bryan Mcgrath, www.realcleardefense.com View Original August 21st, 2017 CHANGI NAVAL BASE, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE (August 21, 2017) Damage to the portside is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) steers towards Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel […]

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security

3D Opportunity For Adversaries Additive Manufacturing Considerations For National Security By Michael Stehn, Ian Wing, Tina Carlile, Joe Dichairo, Joe Mariani, dupress.deloitte.com View Original August 22nd, 2017 Introduction In 2013, Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and gun-rights activist, posted blueprints for the Liberator, a functioning one-shot plastic pistol that could be reproduced with a 3D printer, via additive […]

DoD Initiates Elevation Process For U.S. Cyber Command To A Unified Command

DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command 08/18/2017 12:35 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-297-17 Aug. 18, 2017 DoD Initiates Elevation Process for U.S. Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command Today, at the direction of the President, the Department of Defense initiated the process to elevate U.S. Cyber […]

U.S. Military Chief In Rare Visit To China-North Korea Border

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from David Maxwell; and, his contact info can be found at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Rare indeed.  And significant. Though it would have been better had he actually gone to Dandong. I would have liked to seem him standing on the bridge halfway […]

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are ‘Pretty Certain’ Layoffs Are Coming

David Maxwell’s comment:  Note the planning timeline.  We are probably two years from implementation.  I imagine we might see federal employees start leaving for other civilian non-government jobs before this is implemented (unless they expect that there will be some kind of attractive severance package that employees might wait for). OMB is reviewing the preliminary agency reform […]

Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4762336/Rogue-Heroes-SAS-forged.html Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary By Ben Macintyre For The Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 21:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 The wind had reached gale-force as the five elderly Bristol Bombay transport aircraft neared their target, […]

Lockheed Martin Wins $8B Contract For U.S. Special Forces Support

Lockheed Martin Wins $8B Contract For U.S. Special Forces Support By Carl Surran, seekingalpha.com View Original August 12th, 2017 Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is awarded an $8B contract for global logistics support services for special operations forces including the U.S. Army’s Green Berets and Rangers as well as the Navy SEALs, the Department of Defense announces. The 10-year award will extend […]

Frustrated By Pace/Lack Of Progress In Afghanistan – POTUS Trump Reportedly Considers Firing U.S. Commander

Trump, Frustrated By Afghan War, Suggests Firing U.S. Commander: Officials Steve Holland and John Walcott  www.reuters.com View Original August 3rd, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion that the U.S. military commander […]

SOCOM Identifies Experimentation Opportunities

SOCOM Identifies Experimentation Opportunities By Scott Gourley, www.shephardmedia.com View Original August 2nd, 2017 Special Ops SOCOM identifies experimentation opportunities USSOCOM released a public notice on 25 July outlining its next planned round of Technical Experimentation (TE) activities. The semi-annual TE ‘events’ are one of the key ways that USSOCOM’s technology teams engage with external technology providers in […]