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Russia, N. Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators

Thieves and sanctioned countries are targeting the digital currency’s exchanges, setting up a fight between governments and cryptocurrency powerhous
Release: Dec 15th, 2017 06:03 | All

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Three Things the US Military Needs to Fight in Europe

One year into rotational deployments on the continent, here’s what the Army and Marines say they need.
Release: Dec 15th, 2017 00:00 | All

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The Security Clearance Backlog Has Tripled in the Last 3 Years, And It's Only Getting Worse

The Government Accountability Office found there's no plan to reverse it.
Release: Dec 14th, 2017 05:59 | All

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Will Ukraine Be Hit by Yet Another Holiday Power-Grid Hack?

The country has been attacked the past two years in December. A new strike could have major implications for cybersecurity in the U.S.
Release: Dec 14th, 2017 04:59 | All

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Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

The goal of the new regulations is to secure sensitive data on the computers and networks at smaller companies.
Release: Dec 13th, 2017 17:19 | All

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Trump Just Signed a Dire Warning about Climate Change

The 2018 NDAA acknowledges and anticipates climate change as an urgent threat, in sharp contrast to his administration’s past denials.
Release: Dec 13th, 2017 08:19 | All

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Five Ways the 2018 Defense Bill Will Change Pentagon IT

From a half-billion dollars for modernization to a closer look at bid protests, the NDAA may have a quick impact on defense IT.
Release: Dec 13th, 2017 08:14 | All

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The National Security Strategy Commits the US to a Lonelier and Less Generous Course

As previewed by H.R. McMaster, the new NSS contrasts strikingly to the visions of other recent presidents.
Release: Dec 13th, 2017 08:08 | All

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The Pentagon’s Next Terrorism Threat (and Solution): Kids

As ISIS-type extremism spreads, counterterrorism commanders are right to be concerned with the youth population bulge. Here’s how to turn a threat i
Release: Dec 13th, 2017 06:12 | All

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Allies Are Key, Says Trump’s National Security Strategy

The document, to be unveiled next week, will be the latest administration policy position that looks beyond “America first.”
Release: Dec 13th, 2017 00:30 | All

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In Eastern Ukraine, One Misplaced Artillery Shell Could Cause a ‘Chernobyl-Scale’ Disaster

Chemical plants in and around the combat zone are at risk, say Ukrainian officials and a new UN report
Release: Dec 12th, 2017 12:27 | All

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The Contractor that Hired Russian Coders for a Pentagon Project Has Struck a Deal with Prosecutors

The deal ends a criminal investigation and imposes restrictions and audits on Netcracker Technology.
Release: Dec 12th, 2017 09:44 | All

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Improving on the Iran Deal

Today is the nominal deadline for Congress to decide what it intends to do — and then there’s Europe to woo.
Release: Dec 12th, 2017 06:50 | All

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Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018

The U.S. is now the most unpredictable actor in the world today.
Release: Dec 12th, 2017 06:43 | All

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An Afghan Army Aviator Describes Iran’s Threats — and How to Meet Them

Beyond its support for the Taliban, Tehran is exploiting refugee flows and cultural ties between the countries.
Release: Dec 12th, 2017 05:00 | All

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Did the Saudis Shoot Down a Houthi Missile on Nov. 4? It Doesn’t Much Matter

The Patriot has proven itself with dozens of successful intercepts. Moreover, it’s just one part of a solid anti-missile defense strategy.
Release: Dec 11th, 2017 11:10 | All

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China May Be Preparing Refugee Sites in Case of a Korean War

A leaked document from a Chinese telecommunications company hints that Beijing is anticipating an influx of war refugees.
Release: Dec 11th, 2017 09:44 | All

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One Chart Showing Every Military and Civilian Pay Raise Since 1984

Since 2000, military pay raises have been either higher than or equal to civilian ones.
Release: Dec 11th, 2017 07:22 | All

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Pentagon Unleashes 2,400 Auditors for Unprecedented Financial Review

After decades of false starts, the Defense Department aims to issue its first audit report in November 2018.
Release: Dec 11th, 2017 06:24 | All

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NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley's Best

The intelligence agency is hacking hiring rules to fill three new digital teams in its quest for data dominance.
Release: Dec 11th, 2017 05:43 | All

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The North Korea Debate Sounds Eerily Familiar

Trump’s national-security officials are making many of the same arguments Bush’s did in 2003.
Release: Dec 9th, 2017 16:55 | All

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Trump's National Security Strategy is Decidedly Non-Trumpian

An exclusive preview of the White House's plan highlights the wide gulf between what the president says and what he does.
Release: Dec 9th, 2017 16:50 | All

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Assassin Drones, Information Bombs Top Pentagon’s Counter-Terror Office Wishlist

Expect to see these technologies in a grey-zone battlefield in the not-too-distant future.
Release: Dec 8th, 2017 10:34 | All

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LA Cyber Center Hopes to Be a Model for Cities Nationwide

During the past four years, Los Angeles has centralized its cyber operations using models developed by the federal government and industry sectors.
Release: Dec 8th, 2017 06:53 | All

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The US Must Match China’s Full-Court Press on AI

Beijing is harnessing government and commercial entities in pursuit of a once-in-a-generation technological kingmaker.
Release: Dec 8th, 2017 06:34 | All

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