26 Jun 2017

House panel takes up $658B defense spending bill

“House appropriators plan to consider a proposed $658.1 billion Pentagon spending bill for 2018 made public Sunday, which kicks off a week packed with defense policy and appropriations action on Capitol Hill.” Source: House panel takes up $658B defense spending bill

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26 Jun 2017

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’

“CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the ‘worship’ of leakers like Edward Snowden.” Source: CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’

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26 Jun 2017

Former State Department special agent charged with espionage

“A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.” Source: Former State Department special agent charged with espionage

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23 Jun 2017

US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails

“The U.S. Navy conducted a failed ballistic missile intercept Wednesday with its SM-3 Block IIA off the coast of Hawaii.” Source: US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails

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22 Jun 2017

Israel Just Launched A Containerized Ballistic Missile From The Deck Of A Ship

“Though the concept has yet to find its big break, defense contractors continue to expand on the idea of highly mobile weapon systems that meet the size and weight restrictions of standard shipping containers. Now, Israel has tested such a system and says it has buyers already in line.” Source:

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21 Jun 2017

Automation ‘big as the introduction of nuclear weapons,’ says intel official

“Information is power, except when there is so much information that sifting through it in any timely manner to make actionable decisions is nearly impossible. “ Source: Automation ‘big as the introduction of nuclear weapons,’ says intel official

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20 Jun 2017

NSA Still Vulnerable to Insider Threats, Watchdog Found

“Four years after National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked domestic surveillance data and weeks after the 2016 breach of NSA’s own hacking tools were traced to Russian sources, the agency was still behind in its strategy for securing its Internet-based collections systems from insider threats, a watchdog found.” Source:

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15 Jun 2017

No. 3 Republican Rep Scalise in critical condition after attack by gunman at baseball field

“Congressman Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was in critical condition on Wednesday night after he and three others were shot as they practiced for a charity baseball game.” Source: Scalise in critical condition after attack by gunman at baseball field | Reuters

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14 Jun 2017

Gunman wounds several at congressional baseball practice in Virginia

“1/6leftright 2/6leftright 3/6leftright 4/6leftright 5/6leftright 6/6leftright 1/6 A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington early on Wednesday, wounding several people including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said.” Source: Gunman wounds several at

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14 Jun 2017

Cyber defense arm securing ballistic missile defense networks

“The majority of missions performed by Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks – U.S. Cyber Command’s defensive operational arm – are classified. JFHQ-DoDIN Commander, and Defense Information Systems Agency Director, Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn described the organization in the opening keynote address at the Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in

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