Category technology & innovation

POTUS Trump Considering Closing U.S. Embassy In Havana, Cuba – Cites Health Concerns Of Diplomats As ‘A Very Serious Issue’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/news-blog/2017/sep/17/trump-closing-us-embassy-cuba-tillerson Trump considering closing US embassy in Cuba, Tillerson says ·         Secretary of state: diplomats’ health problems ‘a very serious issue’ ·         ‘Sonic attack’ among theories for hearing loss, concussions and more  A 2015 photo shows the US embassy in Havana. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images · · · ·         View more sharing options Shares 149 Associated Press in […]

To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments on the article are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP David Maxwell Comments:  We should shoot down the missile when it is on azimuth to hit a US or allied target. There is no iron dome that can shoot down […]

Captain Jack Blog: Analysis Of Ukraine’s Killer Drone – The Sokol

https://captain-jack-box-blog.netlify.com/sokol-drone-analysis.html Capitain Jack Blog Sokol Killer Drone Analysis On Sep 14 2017 a successful drone drone test has taken place in Ukraine. The Sokol (or Sokil – eng Falcon) unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV). But rather than holding a separate high-explosive warhead, the drone itself is the main munition. This was stated by Oleksandr Turchinov, […]

North Korea Secretly Building Nuclear Submarine:

It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure…………… http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/17/report-north-korea-secretly-building-nuclear-subma/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push North Korea secretly building nuclear submarine: report Photo by: Jon Chol Jin People watch a launching of a Hwasong-12 strategic ballistic rocket aired on a public TV screen at the Pyongyang Train Station in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

NSA Quietly Awarded A Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More To Come

NSA Quietly Awarded a Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More to Come CSRA won the first of three NSA Groundbreaker contracts to upgrade parts of the intelligence community’s IT infrastructure BY FRANK KONKELNEXTGOV By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Patrick Semansky/AP AA Font size + Print The National Security Agency has awarded tech firm CSRA the first of three portions […]

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots

Drone Warfare: A New Way To Look At Killer Robots By Sandra Erwin September 13, 2017 Brewing controversies over “killer drones” are not deterring companies from designing and offering new types of unmanned weapons for which they see a demand in the market. ISR operations: Eye in the sky. U.S. Air Force photo LtCol Leslie Pratt […]

Dark Reading’s 7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach; And A Couple That They Overlooked

Dark Reading’s 7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach; And A Couple That They Overlooked   www.fortunascorner.com        The cyber security website, DarkReading.com, posted a September 11, 2017 article, “7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach,” by Jai Vijayan discussing their key observations with respect to this latest Tier I, or ‘Category 5’ cyber breach.   Application-level Vulnerabilities […]

The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-air-force-needs-a-budget-that-aims-higher-1505171248 The Air Force Needs A Budget That Aims Higher A return to sequester-level funding would inhibit our ability to fly, fight and win America’s wars. By  Heather Wilson and  David Goldfein Sept. 11, 2017 7:07 p.m. ET   We recently stood on the tarmac at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and watched as the brothers-in-arms of a […]

U.S. Intelligence Agencies In A Race For Skilled Workers

U.S. Intelligence Agencies In A Race For Skilled Workers By  Sandra Erwin ,  www.realcleardefense.com View Original September 11th, 2017 A massive change happened in the U.S. intelligence community after the 9/11 attacks. Agencies were realigned and bureaucracies expanded. Congress created the Director of National Intelligence position and the National Counterterrorism Center amid growing fears that the nation was […]

Hackers Gain Direct Access To The U.S. Power Grid; ‘Resulted In Gaining Hands-On Access To Power Grid Operations – Enough Control That Hackers Could Have Induced Blackouts On American Soil At Will’ — Maybe

Hackers Gain Direct Access To The U.S. Power Grid; ‘Resulted In Gaining Hands-On Access To Power Grid Operations – Enough Control That Hackers Could Have Induced Blackouts On American Soil At Will’ — Maybe   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Hackers have gained direct access to the power grid in both the United States and Europe, […]