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18 Nov 2021

Ford Motor Company Commits to Chip Collaboration with GlobalFoundries, Including Expansion of Manufacturing

A strategic partnership was announced today between Ford and giant semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc (GF), which “opens the door” in the short term for more chips to be produced for Ford by the industry-leading semiconductor foundry and to explore expanded semiconductor manufacturing opportunities to support the automotive industry. This partnership comes at a time when there seems to be no end in sight for the current chip shortages.

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18 Nov 2021

Request for OODA Member Feedback: Top issues impacting business and government decision-making for 2022 and beyond

Every month OODA network members gather online to discuss issues of common concern and to help steer the research and reporting at the OODAloop site.  The next monthly meeting is Friday 19 November. 

The topic of the November meeting is discussion of major trends likely to impact business and government decisions in 2022 and beyond. We have produced a draft of the big trends as a read-ahead to the discussion and present it in this post. For those members who cannot make the online meeting, we would love your feedback on the list, it will help ensure we are focusing on the things that matter most. 

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17 Nov 2021

Inspired by COVID-19 HPC Consortium, Cabinet-level National Science and Technology Council’s Blueprint for a National Strategic Computing Reserve

The ad-hoc creation of the COVID-19 High-Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium during the coronavirus pandemic revealed the unintended consequences of the shift of personnel and computational power for emergency use. It also compelled the National Science and Technology Council to do an analysis of the Consortium’s resources, processes, and structures to explore the creation of a National Strategic Computing Reserve (NSCR). We break down the NSCR blueprint.

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17 Nov 2021

Joint Cybersecurity Advisory Released by CISA, FBI, AUS CSC and UK NCSC Regarding Iranian Government-Sponsored APT

An advanced persistent threat (APT) group since March of 2021, has been exploiting Fortinet vulnerabilities and, since October 2021, a Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell vulnerability “to gain initial access to systems in advance of follow-on operations, which include deploying ransomware.” This joint cybersecurity advisory is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The Joint Cybersecurity Advisory was released this morning at approx. 11 AM EST.

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16 Nov 2021

A Better Understanding of the Size and Strength of China’s Great Firewall

A research team uncovered that the Great Firewall (GFW) runs a hidden layer of HTTPS censorship. Another team of researchers determined the size of the GFW through a nine-month project measuring Chinese DNS censorship. Censorship evasion strategy tools and a DNS blocking measurement platform dashboard have also been made available by the researchers.

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