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GAO: DoD Should Assess National Security Risks Linked to Foreign Investments in U.S. Emerging Tech

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to evaluate national security risks associated with foreign investors that have access to emerging technology platforms or in proximity to critical military sites. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it made the recommendation after it found that the Committee on Foreign …

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Sen. Mark Warner: US Govt Needs to Address Security Clearance Backlog, Establish Cyber Guidelines

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., has said he considers the security clearance backlog and the lack of a cyber doctrine as national security crises, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s vice chairman said Friday at a Northern Virginia Technology Council event that the security clearance process takes 540 days to …

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DARPA Program Seeks Gene Modulators to Boost Human Body’s Defenses Against Biological, Chemical Threats

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a four-year program that aims to develop transient and programmable gene modulators designed to temporarily boost the body’s defenses against chemical, biological and radiological threats. The PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements program “will study how to support [the human …

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ODNI Report: NSA Collected 534M Call Records in 2017

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its fifth annual report that provides statistics on how frequent the federal government uses national security authorities. ODNI said in the transparency report published Friday that the National Security Agency collected more than 534 million call detail records in 2017, …

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House OKs Space Commerce Legislation; Lamar Smith Comments

House members have passed a bill that streamlines the space-based remote sensing regulatory system, modifies the implementation of international regulations in the U.S., enhances national security and simplifies regulations for space operators, among other things. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Tuesday the American Space Commerce Free …

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Trump Issues New Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

President Donald Trump has signed a new memorandum that establishes a new policy on conventional arms transfers in support of the country’s economic and national security interests and in compliance with the Arms Export Control Act of 1976. The new conventional arms transfer policy seeks to keep the U.S. technological …

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