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Russia Attacked The U.S. Power Grid For Two Years. Now What? (From RealClearEnergy) The Trump administration has accused Russia of a two-year cyberattack campaign against the U.S. electric grid. This is the first time the U.S. has openly accused Moscow of threatening America’s energy infrastructure. And it demonstrates why the grid must be [Read More...]
CAPITOL HILL EVENT – Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid – 6.8.18 The Lexington Institute is hosting a Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid Capitol Hill Forum on Friday, June 8th at 12pm.   Speakers to date include: Mr. Bryson Bort, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SCYTHE Mr. Cade Burks, Chief Digital Officer, [Read More...]
5 Reasons Congress Surprised The Satellite Industry By Adding Military Satcoms In The 2018 Budget (From Forbes) Congressional appropriators surprised the satellite industry by adding two more Boeing Wideband Global Satcom satellites to their omnibus spending measure last month.  Commercial satellite operators aren’t happy, because the move will make it more difficult for them to increase their [Read More...]
Slow Ride: U.S. Army Won’t Begin Replacing Cold War Helicopters Until After 2030 (From Forbes) The U.S. Army is talking a lot these days about speeding up the way it buys weapons, but you’d never know that to look at its plan for modernizing combat helicopters.  All three of the core rotorcraft operated by Army [Read More...]
The U.S. Army Needs Modernized Humvees (From The National Interest) Today, the Army has over 100,000 Humvees spread across the Active and Reserve Components. The Army’s long-term tactical wheeled vehicle strategy envisions replacing about half of the Humvee fleet with Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at a cost of approximately [Read More...]
Trump Defense Budget Gives Boeing’s Super Hornet Fighter A Big Boost (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy is leveraging increased military spending from the Trump administration to launch a multifaceted modernization effort for its F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighters.  Eventually all of the Super Hornets on carrier decks, both newly-built and previously-fielded, will be [Read More...]
What The U.S. Navy’s Supercarriers Give America That No Other Nation Has (From Forbes) The U.S. Navy operates 11 large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers that are the biggest warships ever built.  They are often called “supercarriers” because of their lethality, survivability and versatility.  Although they are the signature warfighting machines of the joint force, however, [Read More...]
The Army Needs To Go Big With Futures Command (From RealClearDefense) This is how the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) website is introducing its Global Force Symposium and Exposition to be held March 26 to 28 in Huntsville, Alabama. According to AUSA, “the Army will use the Global Force [Read More...]
Cyber Threats to the Aviation Industry (From RealClearDefense) There are 5,000 planes in U.S. skies at any given time, and most aircraft operations rely on software. As the air travel industry has become dependent on information and communication systems, more cyber threat access points have been created that [Read More...]
High Tech Surveillance: Critical For Effective Border Control (From RealClearDefense) While most attention has been focused on the practical and symbolic value of a physical wall, it has long been recognized by the president and senior members of his administration that a barrier system alone would not suffice to secure [Read More...]
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