BREAKING NEWS: "CYBER INFO SHARING & PROTECTION ACT DEAD FOR NOW."

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2133678/aerial-photos-point-new-chinese-signals-hub-heart-south Aerial photos ‘point to new Chinese signals hub’ in the heart of the South China Sea Washington-based think tank says flurry of activity on Fiery Cross Reef suggests the artificial island is becoming a communications centre for Beijing to put its stamp on the area PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 February, 2018, 9:33pm UPDATED : […]

Mercenaries Killed in Syria Were Part of Russian-Backed Hybrid Force By Bill Gertz, freebeacon.com View Original February 15th, 2018 President Vladimir Putin / Getty Images Dozens of Russian mercenaries killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria last week were part of a secret Kremlin-backed private military company, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The dead fighters worked […]

As David Maxwell said: “A sober assessment.”   Conclusion: So this is what the Syrian war suggests about future conflicts: They will be intricately complex; they will involve conflict-specific configurations of participants; there will be no humanitarian intervention to stop them; and the United Nations will be a nonfactor. But that isn’t all. It gets […]

  Achieving a 355-Ship Navy ‘Before This Decade Is Out’ National Review Online · by Jerry Hendrix · February 16, 2018 In 1961 President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation with a great goal: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon […]

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 […]

Will We Ever Be Able To Upload Our Mind To A New Body?    www.fortunascorner.com      The title/question above is from Beth Elderkin’s February 4, 2018 article which she posted on the technology website, GIZMODO.com   I would amend that question on one very important way…..When will we able to upload our minds to an avatar […]

Excerpts: But even adopting a law that, nominally, regulates a company like Wagner vastly understates the harm that would ensue. Right now, there are numerous countries around the world hosting companies that would love to have combat contracts in ongoing war zones. But to date, public sentiment and cautions on the part of various countries […]

Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command By Associated Press, www.stripes.com View Original February 14th, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has picked U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. Trump’s cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president’s pick in a […]

Conclusion: A critical concern for the coming year is that terrorists could export battlefield tactics to populated urban centers far from war zones. Examples of this include ISIS’s use of drones for attacks and the potential for chemical weapons attacks. So when I look at the threat picture over the next year, I see one […]

Excerpts: Dr. Mark Lowenthal, a former assistant director of the Central Intelligence Agency, suggests that true intelligence failure is when the intelligence community does not adequately explain to the public its roles and limitations. So as members of the intelligence community, we thought it appropriate to consider the question of intelligence failure and the North […]