Tag Archives: CSIS

Melissa Dalton Nominated as DOD Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense, Global Security Affairs

Melissa Dalton

Melissa Dalton, principal deputy assistant secretary for strategy, plans and capabilities at the Department of Defense, has been nominated to serve as DOD's assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security affairs, the White House announced Friday. Dalton took on her current role in January 2021 after she served as a senior fellow and deputy director of the international security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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CSIS Report Describes Passive, Active Defenses Against Adversary Counterspace Weapons

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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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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


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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Report: Foreign Power Competitors Advance Anti-Satellite Tech


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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