27 Mar 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with Dan Gerstein

OODA CTO Bob Gourley is joined by technologist and national security expert Dan Gerstein from Rand Corporation.  Dan is also the author of the recently released book entitled “The Story of Technology”.

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28 Feb 2020

At least 29 Turkish soldiers killed in an air attack by Syrian regime, Turkish governor says

On Thursday, the Turkish military suffered at least 29 casualties in Syria’s Idlib province as a result of an aerial attack carried out by Syrian regime forces. Gov. Rahmi Dogan of Turkey’s Hatay province reported the incident, stating that thirty-six soldiers injured in the attack have been transported to Turkish

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28 Feb 2020

Senate passes bill banning government purchases of Huawei gear

On Thursday, the Senate unanimously approved legislation that would prohibit government agencies from purchasing equipment made by companies considered to be a threat to national security, like the Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The legislation specifically focuses on telecommunications equipment, barring the FCC from using funds to help carriers purchase

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04 Feb 2020

Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

A recently leaked recording of an exchange between air traffic controllers and an Iranian pilot reveals that authorities knew immediately that an Iranian missile was responsible for the downing of a Ukranian jetliner after its takeoff from Tehran. The tragedy, which occurred on January 8, killed all 176 people on

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31 Jan 2020

Britain Gives Huawei Green Light For Limited Role In 5G Network

Britain has announced that it will allow Huawei to operate its 5G networks within the country, however, with limited capacity. The UK has received several warnings from the US to ban Huawei from operating within the country amid national security fears. Huawei will be restricted from supplying equipment to certain

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02 Dec 2019

In face of China threat, Taiwan to invite U.S. experts to bolster defenses

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Taiwan plans to get advice from US military experts on improving the defense capabilities of Taiwan. Taiwan views China as a growing threat to their sovereignty, as democratic Taiwan is already claimed by China as a territory. However, Taiwan’s current military strength pales in comparison

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22 Nov 2019

Iraqi forces kill three protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi military forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday as Iraq’s top cleric warned that only speedy electoral reforms would resolve conflict and unrest. Military forces also dispersed protesters blocking the country’s main port near Basra, using force. Sources claim that Iraqi security forces opened fire and launched tear

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06 Aug 2019

Connected Cars Could be a Threat to National Security, Group Claims

In a new report, the US nonprofit Consumer Watchdog (CW) warns that Internet-connected vehicles are a threat to national security due to the risk of coordinated hacking attacks that could target many vehicles at the same time. Currently, connected cars make up 20% of all vehicles on American roads and

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27 May 2019

China bridles at rare meeting between Taiwan and U.S. security officials

The top national security officials of the United States and Taiwan met earlier this month. The meeting between US national security adviser John Bolton and Taiwan’s national security chief David Lee was the first occasion of this kind since 1979, the year when the US formally ended diplomatic relations with

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04 Apr 2019

Cyber Threat Analysis Report Volume 1, Edition 4

NIST’s Ron Ross on the state of cyber: ’We literally are hemorrhaging critical information’ After Chinese hackers infiltrated a Navy subcontractor’s computer network and stole a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare, it spurred the government to revise the standards that contractors must follow to ensure government data

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