Home / Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Frank Kendall: Future of Military Innovation Depends on DoD Budget

Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has said the fiscal 2017 DoD budget proposal supports the department’s efforts to help the U.S. maintain a long-term advantage in military technology, DoD News reported Wednesday. He told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD requested a $3 billion increase in research and …

Read More »

Amy Hess: FBI Relies on Judicial Authorization Principle to Access Encrypted Electronic Data

mobile security

Amy Hess, executive assistant director of the FBI‘s science and technology branch, has said the FBI needs access to electronic information to aid in its investigations amid technological changes and evolving national security and criminal threats. Hess made the remarks in testimony delivered Tuesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight …

Read More »

DOJ: Engineer, Chinese Energy Firm Charged with Nuclear Tech Conspiracy

Nuclear powerplant

A U.S. nuclear engineer and a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to facilitate nuclear material development and production efforts outside the U.S. without a permit from the Energy Department. The Justice Department said Thursday the two-count indictment unveiled Thursday at a district court in Tennessee …

Read More »

DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

market-research

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

Read More »

FBI’s James Comey: Conversation Needed on Encryption’s Impacts to National Security, Law Enforcement

James Comey

FBI Director James Comey has called on the U.S. government and the public to work together and identify ways to discuss issues of security and privacy related to encryption. Comey noted in a speech delivered Wednesday at the Center for the Study of American Democracy Biennial Conference at Kenyon College in Ohio that it is challenging to establish …

Read More »

DHS Deploys User Verification Tool by Johns Hopkins APL-Queralt Team for Data Sharing

cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security has begun to deploy a new system designed to help DHS facilitate data sharing and collaboration with other federal agencies and organizations through the Homeland Security Information Network. DHS’ science and technology directorate provided funds to help Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and cloud-based …

Read More »

FAS: James Clapper Asks Intell Agency Leaders to Help Review Data Classification Practices

James Clapper

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper urged the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies to review guidelines for data classification and identify obsolete secrecy policies that should be removed, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. Steven Aftergood writes Clapper told intelligence agency directors in a March 23 memo obtained by FAS to “take a leading role in reducing …

Read More »

Sutherland’s Chuck Brooks: Vigilance, Shared Intell, Tech Key to Protect ‘Soft Targets’

operational-security1

Chuck Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Global Services, believes the U.S. should exercise vigilance, adopt intelligence and surveillance technologies and deploy trained security personnel to prevent attacks on soft targets. He wrote in a guest piece published Monday on Federal Times the recent terror attacks in Brussels have brought …

Read More »