Home / Jane Edwards (page 20)

Jane Edwards

James Mattis: US, China Declare North Korea’s Nuclear Missile Program a Threat to APAC Security

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said both U.S. and Chinese officials attested that North Korea’s nuclear missile efforts pose a security threat in the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We also affirmed our strong commitment to cooperate, including through the U.N. to realize our shared goal of denuclearization of …

Read More »

DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

Read More »

David Norquist: DoD to Undergo Full-Scale Audit in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD’s components and financial statements are scheduled to undergo full audits in 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Norquist told lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that DoD collaborated with independent public accounting companies to facilitate the full-scope audit. “Most …

Read More »

DoD Inspector General: NSA Lacks Detailed Strategy to Implement ‘Secure-the-Net’ Efforts

A redacted version of an August 2016 report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says the National Security Agency failed to develop a detailed plan for the implementation of its “secure-the-net initiatives” designed to safeguard classified data from insider threats, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA also fell short of safeguarding server …

Read More »

Air Force’s Updated ‘Frankenphone’ Aims to Facilitate Communications Between Reaper Drone Pilots, Ground Crews

A U.S. Air Force officer has redesigned a device to help address communication difficulties between ground forces and pilots of General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, the Air Force reported Thursday. Capt. Gregory, a flight training commander with the service branch’s 42nd attack squadron, created an upgraded version of …

Read More »

House Panel OKs DHS Reauthorization Bill Via Legislative Markup

The House Homeland Security Committee cleared through a legislative markup Wednesday a bill that would reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security that was established in 2002, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The DHS Authorization Act seeks to increase the department’s efficiency through consolidation and elimination of “unnecessary programs and offices,” said …

Read More »