Pentagon Science & Technology leaders said government, academic and industrial innovators must embrace an investment strategy aimed at advancing key “thrust” areas such as electronic warfare (EW), cyber, counter-space and counter– weapons of mass destruction. Alan R. Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of defense for Research and Engineering, outlined these priorities as something specifically designed to […]
Cyber Security Center
The U.S. National Security Adviser issued a surprisingly stern warning to China on Monday when he specifically called out the country by name when discussing cyber threats to the U.S. government and businesses. “Increasingly, U.S. businesses are speaking out about their serious concerns about sophisticated, targeted theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies through […]
The Pentagon unveiled a new plan that would give it greater control over the smartphone and tablet usage of U.S. military personnel with the aim of getting more of these devices in servicemembers’ hands. The Defense Department’s new Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan will focus on “improving three areas critical to mobility: mobile devices, wireless […]
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — U.S. soldiers future identification cards will have biometrics, or human identification traits, stored within the card to more easily identify the individual, said Jon Campbell, an official with SRI International, an independent research institute. The Pentagon has explored ways to replace the CAC card or figure out new ways to identify […]
President Obama signed an executive order to increase America’s defenses against cyber security before highlighting the need for it in his State of the Union Tuesday. The Executive Order will work together with the Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience that the White House also released today.