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Russia Fields Hypersonic Weapon ‘Avangard’

Russia’s defense ministry said the country has fielded its first hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles, Reuters reported Saturday. Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s defense minister, informed President Vladimir Putin of the deployment of the Avangard system, which has a hypersonic glide vehicle sitting on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Study Predicts Gov’t Counterrorism Expenses to Add by Trillion

Neta Crawford, a professor from Boston University, said the federal government may add $1T to counterterrorism investments over the next decades, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Her recent report, titled “United States Budgetary Costs and Obligations of Post-9/11 Wars through FY 2020: $6.4 Trillion" projects government spending to continue a pattern of increasing counterterrorism over time.

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Navy Dept Blocks TikTok From Mobile Devices

The Department of the Navy is prohibiting its members from using the TikTok video app on government-provided mobile devices due to the app's potential to threaten cybersecurity, Reuters reported Saturday. The U.S. Navy said in social media that it would block devices containing TikTok from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet that provides DON information technology services.

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Maj. Gen. Thomas Murphy: DoD Task Force Aims to Elevate Security’s Importance in Acquisition

Maj. Gen. Thomas Murphy, director of Protecting Critical Technology Task Force at the Department of Defense, told Breaking Defense in an interview published Monday about the task force’s efforts to come up with policies to implement security controls meant to protect technologies.

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Mark Andress, Nand Mulchandani: NGA May Benefit From AI in the Future

Mark Andress, chief information officer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Nand Mulchandani, chief technology officer of the Department of Defense's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, said NGA would benefit from the use of AI. Andress said AI could help the agency collect and analyze data for safety and navigation efforts that require processing through networks of varying classifications, DoD said Friday.

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