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Defense Bill Conference Committee Backs EW, Cyber Strategies

The committee tasked to harmonize the House and Senate versions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act has included multiple provisions on cybersecurity and electronic warfare in the NDAA conference report, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. One provision makes it a matter of national policy to use “offensive cyber capabilities” and “all instruments …

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Senate’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Bill Proposes Additional DoD Cross-Functional Teams

The Senate’s version of fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would establish additional cross-functional teams to help the Defense Department address specific organizational challenges, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The provision calls for the formation of CFTs that will focus on electronic warfare, security clearances and lethality of close-combat …

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Air Force Forms Group to Develop Comprehensive EW Strategy

The U.S. Air Force has created a cross-functional team that will be tasked to formulate a comprehensive strategy for the service branch to manage electronic warfare operations across the electromagnetic spectrum. Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke — director of cyberspace operations and warfighting integration at the Air Force — will lead the enterprise …

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GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADS-B Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily available” public information to track military aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out. The aircraft tracking technology also faces electronic …

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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