Officials from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency shared details of their efforts to address deepfakes and other disinformation campaigns ahead of the 2020 presidential elections, Nextgov reported Friday.Read More »
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., will co-chair a commission intended to assess and address the cyber threats facing the country. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission consists of 14 members working to build cyber policy on recommendations, hearings, intelligence and homeland security discussions, King's office said Thursday. The group's establishment stems from the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.Read More »
Experts from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission urge lawmakers to take action as China continues to advance its space-related activities, Space News reported Thursday. Members of the commission, which was established in 2000 to analyze the national security impacts of U.S. trade relations with China, testified before Congress on the actions the government must take to address China’s space achievements and growing anti-satellite arsenal.Read More »
Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Patrick Shanahan said the Department of Defense’s objective is to accelerate the “margin of dominance” in space to protect the country’s $19 trillion economy and military systems, the DoD website reported Wednesday. Shanahan said Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies that DoD’s reorganization efforts to recognize space as a warfighting domain supports the goal and involves the creation of a new Space Force within the Department of the Air Force, development of a new Space Command and formation of a new Space Development Agency.
Army Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, has said DSCA has initiated reform efforts in its acquisition and program execution processes in a push to build up the Defense Department’s business practices, DoD News reported Friday. “We collaborate very closely across the department to analyze the …Read More »
The Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office plans to test-fire its hypervelocity projectile in less than a year, Breaking Defense reported Friday. HVP costs approximately $86,000 per round and works to travel up to 5,600 miles per hour to target incoming threats. “That projectile is being designed to engage multiple threats,” …Read More »
The U.S. Navy plans to procure 12 Columbia-class nuclear submarines to replace its fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile vessels as part of the Defense Department’s plan to modernize the U.S. nuclear triad amid security threats posed by North Korea, Russia and China, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service plans to …Read More »
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said there are several things the service needs to address in space operations and one of those is the establishment of a common system for command and control in an effort to build up situational awareness in space, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. “In the …Read More »