Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Sens. Kirk, Gillibrand Push New Bill to Speed Up Electronic Warfare Acquisition

Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have proposed a bill that seeks to provide the Defense Department with more flexibility in terms of allocation of funds for electronic warfare platforms. The proposed Electronic Warfare Enhancement Act would also incorporate EW platforms into the Rapid Acquisition Authority Program in an effort to …

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DNI James Clapper: Terror Threats Grow in Sophistication, Intensity

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said terrorism has become more sophisticated and destructive as extremist groups such as the Islamic State organization increasingly use social media for their propaganda, WTOP reported Monday. “In my 50-plus years in intelligence, I don’t know if we’ve been beset by a more diverse array of …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts

The Center for Strategic and International Studies believes that Congress must end sequestration budget cuts in order to fund the U.S.’ Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the think tank released a report in which it indicated potential U.S. vulnerabilities in satellites and electronic warfare and the …

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Adewale Adeyem Appointed Deputy National Security Adviser on Int’l Economic Affairs

Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, deputy director of the National Economic Council, will succeed Caroline Atkinson as the president’s deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Nick Timiraos writes that Adeyemo has held leadership roles at the Treasury Department prior to joining NEC this fall, including as …

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$607B Defense Policy Bill Gets Obama’s Signature

President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing a $607 billion budget for the Defense Department‘s military operations and reform efforts in fiscal 2016, USA Today reported Wednesday. David Jackson writes the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provides funds to help DoD operate globally and improve the department’s retirement and compensation programs for service members. …

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