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Sens. Kirk, Gillibrand Push New Bill to Speed Up Electronic Warfare Acquisition

Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have proposed a bill that seeks to provide the Defense Department with more flexibility in terms of allocation of funds for electronic warfare platforms. The proposed Electronic Warfare Enhancement Act would also incorporate EW platforms into the Rapid Acquisition Authority Program in an effort to …

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Senate Panel Oks Full Funding for Israel Missile Defense Program

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $621.6 million in U.S. funding for Israel’s missile defense program,  Yeshiva World News reported Thursday. The cooperation seeks to strengthen security in the Mideast region and ensures continued development of the Iron Dome, an all-weather mobile air defense system capable of neutralizing short-range projectiles …

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State Dept. Creates Cybersecurity Post

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the findings of a State Department review and laid out a new strategic vision for the agency, WikiLeaks, which published a trove of secret and, often, embarrassing diplomatic cables was the elephant in the room. So, it’s no surprise the State Department’s  reorganization …

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