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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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CIA Nominee Mike Pompeo Cites US Security Threats at Senate Committee Hearing

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the CIA director post, has told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he considers Russia as one of the leading threats to U.S.’ national security, USA Today reported Thursday. Tom Vanden Brook writes Pompeo said Russia’s alleged involvement in the bombing of civilians in Syria …

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DARPA Seeks Game-Based Science, Tech Collaboration Platform; John Main Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program that seeks to bring together a diverse group of talented professionals worldwide to explore emerging science and technology applications through a combination of online game and social media tools. DARPA said Wednesday it seeks ideas on how to design an online collaborative platform that …

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Army Wants to Hone Soldiers’ Cyber Skills; Jerry Turner, Patricia Frost Comment

U.S. Army officials are looking to employ a social media-savvy force to help the military branch’s field commanders implement cyber strategies in tactical environments. The Army said Tuesday cyber officials have begun to review results of a study conducted by the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s 2nd Infantry Division earlier this year with the …

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Ash Carter Issues Proposals to Establish Diverse Recruitment Pool for Military Services

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has introduced a national discussion that works to establish a diverse recruitment pool through proposals designed to help attract recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes most of the military recruits come from southeastern states such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, …

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DNI James Clapper Signs Social Media Utilization Policy for Security Clearance Process

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has signed a new policy that allows federal background investigators to use publicly-accessible social media information as an investigative tool in the security clearance process. ODNI said Friday the Security Executive Agent Directive Five also restricts the federal government from pursuing the private social media information of clearance holders …

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ODNI Eyes Social Media as Information Source

Office of the Director of National Intelligence leaders are continuing their efforts to issue a security executive agent directive that will set policies and guidelines on social media usage, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes that the directive — still under review at the Office of Management and Budget — looks to detail ODNI …

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