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Katie Wheelbarger: US Prepared to Use Cyber Defense Capabilities in Support of NATO

Katie Wheelbarger, principal deputy assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. will announce in the next few days that it is ready to use defensive and offensive cyber capabilities in support of NATO if asked, Reuters reported Wednesday. “It sends a message primarily aimed at Russia,” Wheelbarger told reporters.

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Pentagon Launches New Cyber Strategy

The Defense Department has released a new strategy that lays out its action plans to counter cybersecurity threats posed by Russia, China and other strategic competitors. A summary of DoD’s cyber strategy issued Tuesday states DoD’s cyber space goals such as the need to build up the joint force’s capability to carry out cyber operations that enhance the country’s military advantage; defend U.S. critical infrastructure from malicious threats; and secure the Pentagon’s information systems from cyber vulnerabilities.

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Heather Wilson: Air Force Eyes 24% Rise in Squadrons by 2030

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said the service plans to increase the total number of operational squadrons to 386 and add 40K more personnel by 2030 to counter potential military threats posed by Russia and China, Reuters reported Monday. That figure represents a 24 percent increase from the service’s 312 squadrons today.
 

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DoD Establishes New Joint Center to Advance AI Tech

The Defense Department has formed a new center that will oversee artificial intelligence efforts across services and DoD amid efforts of China and Russia to dominate AI, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a memo released Thursday the joint artificial intelligence center will report to …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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Report: Russia Eyes Cloud-Based Military Data Storage

Russia’s military is developing a cloud-based infrastructure designed to operate with data centers and store confidential information, Defense One reported Friday. The report said the project is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to increase its armed forces’ capacity to perform missions even when internet connection is lost, damaged or hacked. …

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