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House’s Fiscal 2017 Intelligence Bill Includes Space Weather Program Mgmt Change Provision


A fiscal 2017 intelligence spending bill the House approved Thursday contains a provision that would transfer some of the U.S. Air Force‘s weather satellite missions to the National Reconnaissance Office, Space News reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would give NRO authority to procure military weather surveillance satellites and …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Aims to Leverage Space Domain Through Experimental Spaceplane Program, Robotics

Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said DARPA has launched programs that seek to make the space environment a “real-time operational domain” in support of military missions, intelligence and other national security efforts, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Prabhakar said at the 4th annual …

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Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Named National Security Adviser Under Trump Administration

Michael Flynn

Michael Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed national security adviser by President-elect Donald Trump, Politico reported Thursday. “I am pleased that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn will be by my side as we work to defeat radical Islamic terrorism, navigate geopolitical …

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Ashton Carter: DoD’s Partnership With Commercial Tech Groups Key to US Military Readiness

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department’s partnership with innovation and commercial technology communities helps the U.S. military to be agile and ready for future threats, DoD News reported Monday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter made the remarks Monday at the Atlantic Exchange forum hosted by The Atlantic magazine …

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Detroit News: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers, former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and a CNN commentator, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday. The former Michigan representative is a vocal advocate of national security, intelligence and counterterrorism issues, according to the joint report by Chad Livengood, …

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Military Times: Jeff Sessions, Mike Flynn Among Top Defense Secretary Candidates for Trump Administration


Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and former Defense Intelligence Agency Mike Flynn are among the top candidates for president-elect Donald Trump’s appointee as defense secretary, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane, Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Trump, who will select personnel to serve under national security posts next year, received advice from …

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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

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Three university-led teams have been chosen for a program to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain in response to an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity challenge that aims to close gaps between computer and human recognition. Sandia National Laboratories said Nov. 2 that participants of IARPA’s Machine Intelligence from …

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Jeh Johnson, Thomas Donohue Urge Businesses to Use DHS & Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Resources


Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Donohue have called on businesses to use information and resources from DHS and the Chamber to support cyber, economic and national security programs. Johnson and Donohue wrote in a joint guest post published Thursday on …

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