17 Oct 2017

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

“North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula ‘has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.’” Source: North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

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16 Oct 2017

DHS and top election officials finally meet to begin hashing out ‘critical infrastructure’ designation

“Top election officials from around the country met this weekend to create the formal organization to hash out what powers and lines of communications the Department of Homeland Security should have after the department designated voting systems in the states and territories as ‘critical infrastructure’ earlier this year.” Source: DHS

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12 Oct 2017

Pentagon to shift ‘bulk’ of major defense programs to services, and people may go, too

“The Pentagon’s top acquisition official wants to shift the ‘bulk’ of major defense programs back to the services, which could include moving individuals from the Office of the Secretary of Defense towards service jobs.” Source: Pentagon to shift ‘bulk’ of major defense programs to services, and people may go, too

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11 Oct 2017

Mexican general calls for mutual cooperation with US to solve shared security threats

” The U.S. and Mexico need to work together to stem the threat of transnational criminal organizations and meet mutual security threats, but need to respect each others’ sovereignty, the Mexican chief of staff for National Defense said Tuesday.” Source: Mexican general calls for mutual cooperation with US to solve

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06 Oct 2017

Mattis warns DoD against leaks in new memo

“Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a new warning Thursday to all military and Defense Department civilian personnel against information leaks, and directed personnel to report suspected leaks, guidance that government transparency advocates said would have a chilling effect on the public’s right to know.” Source: Mattis warns DoD against leaks

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04 Oct 2017

U.S. Missile Defense Gets $400 Million After North Korea Threats

“Congressional defense committees have approved shifting more than $400 million from other accounts into missile defense programs to clear the way for more ground-based interceptors, sensors and upgrades to Navy anti-missile vessels in the face of threats led by North Korea.” Source: U.S. Missile Defense Gets $400 Million After North

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03 Oct 2017

Industrial base war-gaming: Pentagon wants companies to find supply-chain weaknesses

“The Pentagon is hoping industry will volunteer information on weak spots in their industrial supply chains, as part of a broader review and war-gaming effort to discover potential failure points for America’s defense industrial base.” Source: Industrial base war-gaming: Pentagon wants companies to find supply-chain weaknesses

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03 Oct 2017

Las Vegas Shooting: 59 Killed and More Than 500 Hurt Near Mandalay Bay

“A lone gunman unleashed a rapid-fire barrage of bullets from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel late Sunday, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others attending a country music festival below, officials said.” Source: Las Vegas Shooting: 59 Killed and More Than 500 Hurt

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28 Sep 2017

DOJ (sort of) releases FBI insider threat audit

“The Department of Justice has released findings of an audit into the FBI’s effort to stop insider leaks. Yet those findings have been deemed too secret to reveal to the public. Instead, the Justice Department’s Inspector General has only released its recommendations for the FBI’s insider threat program, established by

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28 Sep 2017

DOJ (sort of) releases FBI insider threat audit

“The Department of Justice has released findings of an audit into the FBI’s effort to stop insider leaks. Yet those findings have been deemed too secret to reveal to the public. Instead, the Justice Department’s Inspector General has only released its recommendations for the FBI’s insider threat program, established by

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