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US, Australia, UK Announce Trilateral Security Partnership; Gen. Lloyd Austin Quoted

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The U.S., Australia and the U.K. have agreed to further strengthen collaboration on defense and security capabilities under a trilateral security partnership. The AUKUS alliance will provide the Royal Australian Navy with at least eight nuclear-powered submarines and the Australian government said it plans to construct the submarines in Adelaide.

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JAIC Hosts Second AI Dialogue Event; Stephanie Culberson Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) held a two-day event that sought to help the participants address gaps, policies and approaches in adopting artificial intelligence technologies. JAIC plans to host meetings regularly within the year to continue discussions on artificial intelligence interoperability, readiness and responsibility.

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Rep. Mike Gallagher, In-Q-Tel’s Sarah Sewall on Need for US-Allied Minerals Production Efforts

Supply Chain

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., has said the U.S. must work to foster partnerships with “Five Eyes” allies to mitigate reliance on China for critical mineral components. Sarah Sewall, executive vice president of In-Q-Tel, noted that the CSC made good recommendations in its white paper on securing the U.S. supply chain’s mineral resources.

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DoD, Australia Partner to Jointly Develop Hypersonic Prototypes; Mel Hupfeld Quoted

Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD) has partnered with Australia to accelerate the development and testing of air-breathing hypersonic weapon systems. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) describes the hypersonic air-breathing weapon concept as technologies necessary to build affordable, air-launched hypersonic missiles. The U.S. Navy and Australia's defense science and technology group will also contribute to SCIFiRE.

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CISA Releases Interagency Guidance on Cyber Threat Mitigation, Incident Response

Emotet Malware

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a joint advisory on incident response and threat mitigation to help federal agencies in cyber incident investigations. CISA said Tuesday the “Technical Approaches to Uncovering and Remediating Malicious Activity” guidance collates data from a research effort alongside the U.K., Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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Amazon Announces Global Investments with Wind and Solar Projects to Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2030; Kara Hurst, Denver Riggleman Quoted

Amazon has announced four new renewable energy projects in Australia, Spain, Sweden and the United States to reach 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, on a path to net-zero carbon by 2040, the company announced on Thursday

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Australia to Reservice Retired Aircraft for USAF Training

The Australian government will prepare decommissioned F/A-18 Classic Hornet aircraft over a maximum of four years for U.S. Air Force training services. Australia's defense department said Sunday it will reservice 46 retired F/A-18 units that Air USA, an air combat training provider, will buy and use to deliver services.

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SAIC to Provide Systems Engineering For New Zealand Government to Improve Tsunami Buoy Network; Jim Scanlon Quoted

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a multi-million dollar, firm-fixed contract from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Government of New Zealand  to provide systems engineering, integration work and deliver a regional tsunami buoy network, the company announced on Friday

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Accenture Acquires AlphaBeta Advisors to Expand Analytics-Led Strategy Capabilities; Bob Easton, Andrew Charlton Quoted

Accenture has acquired AlphaBeta Advisors, a privately held Australian consultancy that combines business strategy, data analytics and econometrics to advise leading organizations on how to respond to profound technological, economic and social change, to enable Accenture to expand its analytics-led Strategy capabilities in market, Accenture announced on Friday.

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