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Adm. John Richardson: Navy Found No Proof of Cyberattacks in Guided Missile Destroyer Collisions

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the U.S. Navy did not find evidence that cyber attacks caused the separate collisions of two guided-missile destroyers in the Pacific over the past three months, Military.com reported Thursday. Richardson said in a Facebook live-stream call that the Navy has investigated the …

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US Military Deploys Aircraft to Provide Humanitarian Aid in Houston, Texas

The U.S. military has deployed dozens of aircraft to support humanitarian missions and help people in areas around Houston, Texas that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. The U.S. Air Force and Navy dispatched a P-8 Poseidon maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft and E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control …

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DoD OKs List of Geographic Exclusion Zones for 2 Commercial Remote Sensing Imaging Systems

The Defense Department has cleared a list of 151 geographic exclusion zones for commercial shortwave infrared imaging and night-time imaging platforms, Space News reported Tuesday. Two officials said Thursday at an Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing meeting DoD handed over the list to the Commerce Department to help the National Oceanic …

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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday. “Threatening …

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David Norquist: DoD Should Prioritize Readiness As Govt Eyes Military Buildup in 2019

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD should look at the “full spectrum of threats” as the agency works on the defense budget for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Monday. Norquist told Defense News in an interview that possible areas of focus include cybersecurity and munitions. He also cited the …

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