Tag Archives: Center for Strategic and International Studies

CSIS Report Describes Passive, Active Defenses Against Adversary Counterspace Weapons

Counterspace Weapons

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has released a report outlining several technologies and methods that the U.S. government can use to protect space systems from counterspace weapons and deter attacks in space. Architectural, technical and operational are three categories of passive space defenses described in the report. 

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Kathleen Hicks Assumes Role as Deputy Secretary of Defense

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, has been sworn in to become the Defense Department's (DOD) new deputy secretary, bringing years of experience as a Pentagon executive. Hicks will help Gen. Lloyd Austin, the new secretary of defense and a fellow 2021 Wash100 Award winner, execute a strategy to address adversaries that threaten U.S. national security.

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Deputy DOD Secretary Nominee Kathleen Hicks on Plans for JAIC’s AI Implementation Efforts

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks, President Biden's nominee for deputy secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), outlined her plans for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) during her confirmation hearing this week. JAIC will fall under Hicks’ oversight if she receives Senate confirmation for the deputy secretary role. Hicks holds memberships at the Aerospace Corp.’s board of trustees and the U.S. Naval institute’s board of directors.

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CSIS Report: Pentagon’s OTA Obligations Rose 75 Percent in FY 2019

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A Center for Strategic and International Studies report stated that the Department of Defense’s (DoD) other transaction authority (OTA) obligations have climbed 712 percent since fiscal year 2015 and increased from $4.4 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2018 to $7.7 billion in FY 2019, reflecting a 75 percent rise.

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Gen. James McConville: Army Exploring Basing Options for Long-Range Precision Fires in Indo-Pacific

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said the service considers long-range precision fires as its top priority for modernization and is examining options for basing such weapon systems in the Indo-Pacific region in support of its deterrence strategy.

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Report: Foreign Power Competitors Advance Anti-Satellite Tech

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Center for Strategic and International Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C., said U.S. adversaries have been developing technologies designed to attack satellites, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The think thank recently published a report that tackles the four different aspects threatening U.S. space assets: kinetic physical, non-kinetic physical, cyber and electronic.

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CSIS’ Morgan Dwyer: DoD Should Start With CMMC Pilot Prior to Rollout

The Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is scheduled to take effect later this year and Morgan Dwyer, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ International Security Program, said DoD should launch a pilot program focused on a small set of highest-priority vendors, Signal Magazine reported Sunday. The Potomac Officers Club will host the CMMC Forum 2020 on April 2. Click here to register for the event.

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