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Lawmakers Fear China-Backed Huawei May Control 5G

Senators expressed concerns that Huawei’s plan to offer 5G network equipment to U.S. allies could put international government and military communications at risk of disruptions, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said during a recent hearing that allowing the China-backed company to provide and manage the technology internationally may affect global communications, intelligence sharing and military operations. 

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Sen. Josh Hawley Intros 2019 China Tech Transfer Control Act

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced a bill to exert more control on U.S. exports to China and admonish the latter for trade practices intended to exploit American technology. Hawley’s office said in a statement published Tuesday that the 2019 China Technology Transfer Control Act intends to prevent China from acquiring U.S. intellectual property to develop its military capabilities. 

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Dunford Marks Military Tech Investment a Priority for US Dominance

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon should continue investting in new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, quantum computing and directed energy weapons, to retain U.S. dominance across all domains, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Dunford said that the U.S. is in a great power competition with Russia and China, which both are investing in weapons to undermine the ability to project power and operate across domains.

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NGA’s Todd Myers: China Uses GAN Technique to Tamper With Earth Images

Todd Myers, automation lead and chief information officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s office of the director of technology, said China is using a technique called generative adversarial networks to deceive computers into seeing fake bridges and other objects in Earth satellite images, Defense One reported Sunday. “The Chinese have already designed; they’re already doing it right now, using GANs—which are generative adversarial networks—to manipulate scenes and pixels to create things for nefarious reasons,” Myers said Thursday at the Genius Machines Summit.

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Defense Official Says Military Needs to Bolster Space Technology

Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, said that the U.S. must do more and adapt new organizations, policies, doctrine, capabilities and joint force employment to retain military dominance in space.

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Robert Work on DoD’s Use of AI in Weapons Development

Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, said DoD is “absolutely unapologetic” about efforts to advance the development of artificial intelligence-based weapons, Nextgov reported Wednesday. “If we’re going to succeed against a competitor like China that’s all in on this competition … we’re going to have to grasp the inevitability of AI,” Work said Wednesday at an AFCEA event.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Begin 5G Experiments in 2019

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, told attendees at a recent Atlantic Council event that the Department of Defense will conduct a series of experiments on 5G communications technology, Defense One reported Monday. The DoD’s research and engineering arm will oversee the experiments scheduled for later this year.

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Kirstjen Nielsen: Feds Doing ‘Too Little’ to Build a Cyber Secure US

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government should increase efforts to protect agencies, industry, academia and the public from hackers supported by other countries since the U.S. today “is not prepared” for a foreign cyber attack, The Hill reported Monday. “It’s not just U.S. troops and government agents on the frontlines anymore. It’s U.S. companies. It’s our schools and gathering places. It’s ordinary Americans,” Nielsen said during a speech at the George Washington University. 

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