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NY Times: Physicist Neil Johnson Develops Mathematical Model to Predict ISIS Attacks

University of Miami physicist Neil Johnson has led a team of researchers to develop a mathematical model that works to identify patterns in the online activity of Islamic State sympathizers in efforts to predict attacks by the Islamic State organization, the New York Times reported Thursday. Johnson and the team published a study based …

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Ash Carter, Ng Eng Hen Talk US-Singapore Cooperation on Maritime Security, Counterterror

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Singaporean counterpart Ng Eng Hen discussed cooperation on maritime security and counterterrorism activities as the U.S. and Singapore work to advance diplomatic relations, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter said during a visit to the Asian country early this month that both nations stand for …

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DoD’s Top Leaders Discuss Military Cooperation With Sweden, Montenegro Defense Ministers

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work have discussed security issues and potential points of military cooperation with Peter Hultqvist and Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic, respective defense ministers for Sweden and Montenegro. Hultqvist visited the Pentagon to sign a statement of intent alongside Carter and Work to build on …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Holds Demo Day for Partners to Share Science, Tech Initiatives

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency held its DARPA Demo Day 2016 at the Pentagon Wednesday to provide members of the Defense Department community an “up-close” look at DARPA’s technology and military systems portfolio. DARPA program managers, academic and private-sector project leaders demonstrated over 60 ongoing programs that encompass early phases to existing …

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Carter Urges Gulf Partner Countries to Cooperate Against Islamic State Group

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has told defense ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council member countries to work together toward the defeat of the Islamic State militant group at a meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Defense News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter is on the last stop of his two-week trip across Asian countries and …

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Navy to Deploy Raytheon Precision-Guided Missiles for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

The U.S. Navy is acquiring 566 AGM-65E2/L Maverick laser-guided weapon systems from Raytheon to support counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State group, Scout Warrior reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Navy will deploy the Maverick air-to-ground missile systems for the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign against the militant group. The AGM-65E2/L‘s precision technology is intended to aid in coalition …

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Carl Ghattas Named FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism

Carl Ghattas has been appointed as FBI‘s new assistant director for the counterterrorism division and will be based at the bureau headquarters in Washington. FBI Director James Comey has tasked the former special agent to oversee the headquarters’ investigations in counterterrorism, the bureau said Thursday. The new assistant director has held numerous leadership positions since he joined …

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