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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’


The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Army Research Lab, UK MoD Form Distributed Analytics & Info Science Alliance

big data

The U.S. Army‘s research organization and the U.K. defense ministry have formed an alliance on distributed analytics and information science as part of efforts to increase situational awareness during military coalition operations. The DAIS International Technology Alliance aims to implement fundamental research efforts in order to facilitate dynamic analytics for coalition activities through public-private collaboration, the Army Research Laboratory …

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Obama Signs Memorandum to Consider Climate Change Impact in Govt Policies & Plans

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum that requires government agencies to consider the effects of climate change in the development and implementation of national security policies and plans. The memorandum aims to establish a system that will integrate climate science data and insights into national security policymaking functions, National Security Advisor Susan Rice …

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Gen. John Hyten: US Should Modernize Nuclear Triad Components Amid Global Threats

John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, commander of the Air Force Space Command, has described some of the biggest threats to the U.S. and called for the modernization of the country’s nuclear triad amid rising global security challenges, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Hyten said Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to lead the …

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John Carlin: DOJ to Assess National Security Risks Linked to ‘Internet of Things’


The Justice Department has initiated efforts to evaluate the risks posed by the adoption of internet-connected devices to national security, Defense One reported Thursday. Patrick Tucker writes John Carlin, U.S. assistant attorney general for national security at DOJ, said that his division has formed a new group that aims to understand how …

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Report: Former CIA Chief James Woolsey to Serve as Donald Trump’s Senior National Security Adviser

James Woolsey

James Woolsey, former CIA director during President Bill Clinton’s administration, has joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to serve as senior adviser on national security, intelligence and defense, Politico reported Monday. Brianna Ehley writes Woolsey cited Trump’s proposal to lift defense budget caps as the reason behind his decision to join …

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