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U.S. Navy and NATO Ships Participate at Formidable Shield Exercise

The U.S. Navy and naval forces from seven other NATO member countries have engaged in an integrated air and missile defense scenario Saturday as part of the Formidable Shield 2017 exercise. Warships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, UK and U.S. defended against a ballistic missile and three anti-ship cruise missiles during …

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DHS, NIST to Sponsor Smart City Cybersecurity Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security will sponsor a challenge that will urge participants to design smart city technologies with cybersecurity as the top priority. NIST said Thursday the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge, called “Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge,” will forge collaborations …

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CRS: US Led Global Conventional Arms Trade in 2015

A new report from the Congressional Research Service says the U.S. continued to lead the world in global conventional armaments trade during 2015 as overall weapons orders decreased to $79.8 billion in 2015 from $89 billion in 2014. The report titled “Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015” also revealed that the U.S. government’s global …

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WSJ: US, Western Allies Urge Iran to Cut Enriched Uranium Stockpile

The U.S. and western allies have called on Iran to reduce its enriched uranium stockpile as part of the 2015 nuclear accord, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Laurence Norman writes western officials said plans to reduce Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile could prevent conflicts between U.S. and Iran over the implementation of …

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Space News: Poland, China Ink Space & Telecom Cooperation Agreement

Space agencies from Poland and China have signed an agreement to cooperate on joint research, monitor and develop new telecommunications systems to spur space cooperation between the two nations, Space News reported Monday. Brian Berger writes the Polish Space Agency and the Chinese National Space Administration’s partnership aims to help facilitate development of smaller businesses …

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Report: UK, France Reach $2B Agreement to Build Joint Combat Air System

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the U.K. and France will invest at least a combined $2.1 billion for a collaborative unmanned aircraft development program, Defense News reported Saturday. Pierre Tran writes Cameron unveiled the partnership during his joint conference with French President Francois Hollande Thursday in Amiens, France. The joint combat air system initiative …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Must Advance Commercial GEOINT Platforms Amid Paris Attacks

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA should look to market commercial GEOINT platforms amid the Islamic State group-staged attacks in Paris Friday, FCW reported Monday. Cardillo told reporters at the two-day Small Satellite Workshop in Virginia that the terrorist attacks on France’s capital has driven NGA to identify new approaches on how …

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