Tag Archives: security

Marine Corps, Army Offer Warfighters Biometrics ID Device

The U.S. Marine Corps and the Army are fielding a portable device that works to analyze biological information and help warfighters verify the identities of individuals they come across during operations. The biometric enrollment and screening device aims to facilitate high-risk security measures that include base access, border control, counterintelligence screening …

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Army Wraps Up Cloud Email Move; Michael Krieger Comments

The U.S. Army has completed the migration of its email service to a cloud computing infrastructure, aiming to save $380 million in costs by 2017, the Army Press Service reported Tuesday. Margaret McBride writes the Department of Defense Enterprise Email program resulted from an initiative started two years ago to update …

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US Considers Increased Military Aid to Israel; Dov Zakheim Comments

The U.S. and Israel are holding preliminary talks about a new 10-year military assistance package to help Israel address border-security challenges and modernize capabilities for defending against adversaries, Defense News reported Thursday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March and agreed to …

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Report: US Could Do More to Prevent Attacks on Nuclear Power Plants

University of Texas researchers have found that public and private nuclear reactors lack security measures needed to protect against terrorism attacks similar to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Reuters reported Thursday. Timothy Gardner writes the University’s Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project released study findings that show nuclear facilities are vulnerable to …

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DoD Aims for New Mobile System to Centralize Infrastructure

The Defense Department has begun to deploy a mobile infrastructure for a military service with the goal of consolidating and securing the agency’s system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the centralized infrastructure, still in its initial phase of implementation, includes a device management system and applications hub. …

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Energy Dept Aims for New Hardware to Secure Classified Data

The Energy Department and National Security Agency have jointly developed a sample hardware that is designed to safeguard the transmission of sensitive data, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes the DOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory engineered the prototype based on suite B cryptography to work with radiation air monitoring sensors …

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Ashton Carter Seeks Flexibility, Time to Cope With Defense Cuts

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has stressed that the Pentagon needs “flexibility and time” to manage its financial resources in line with the government’s targets for the next 10 years, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes the senior DoD official’s comments on Thursday came as he briefed the Armed Services …

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Joseph Dunford: Some US, Allied Troops Should Stay in Afghanistan

International Security Assistance Force Commander Gen. Joseph Dunford believes U.S. and allied forces must stay in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014, he told the New York Times in an article published July 29. Dunford told reporter Matthew Rosenberg U.S. special operations forces would be needed in …

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Sharon Burke: US Adversaries Target Fuel

The Defense Department is changing the way it approaches energy security as the U.S.’ adversaries are increasingly targeting fuel, the assistant defense secretary for operational energy plans and programs told Federal News Radio. Sharon Burke told interviewer Francis Rose she expects the military to ramp up its numbers of tactical …

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