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Pentagon Renames JIEDDO as Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency; Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson Comments

The Defense Department has replaced the name of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to reflect the group’s new mission against improvised weapons and other threats. The renamed Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency will work to help battlefield commanders prepare uniformed personnel to counter threats posed by IEDs and terrorism through …

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Former NSA, NCTC Chiefs Point to Security Threats in Cyber, Terror

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency director, highlighted the growing threat of cyber attacks on power grids, financial systems and other critical infrastructure during a recent Aspen Security Forum event, Politico reported Thursday. Josh Gerstein writes that Alexander anticipates that Congress will pass the proposed legislation on cyber information sharing between …

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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership

Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. “[Our] attention is concentrated on the security crises in Iraq and Syria—and rightly so. But we continue to detect, disrupt, and defeat threats from …

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Gen. Martin Dempsey: US Eyes ‘Indirect’ Action Against Security Threats

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has discussed the U.S. military’s actions to address security issues that have emerged over the past years in different locations around the world in an interview with Fox News aired Sunday. Dempsey told anchor Chris Wallace that the U.S. is working to adapt its military strategies to counter terrorist, nuclear, cyber …

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