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How the US Air Force is Rapidly Mobilizing For Cyber War

September 22, 2016 “Are we organized correctly to defend our weapon systems from the cyber threats of the future?” asks Gen. John E. Hyten, who leads Air Force Space Command. “The answer is, ‘No, we’re not.’” The battle domains of space and cyber are divorced, largely, from the raw physical reality of war....

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How the Air Force is Rapidly Mobilizing For Cyber War

September 22, 2016 “Are we organized correctly to defend our weapon systems from the cyber threats of the future?” asks Gen. John E. Hyten, who leads Air Force Space Command. “The answer is, ‘No, we’re not.’” The battle domains of space and cyber are divorced, largely, from the raw physical reality of war....

How the US Air Force is Rapidly Mobilizing For Cyber War

September 22, 2016 “Are we organized correctly to defend our weapon systems from the cyber threats of the future?” asks Gen. John E. Hyten, who leads Air Force Space Command. “The answer is, ‘No, we’re not.’” The battle domains of space and cyber are divorced, largely, from the raw physical reality of war....

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The Intelligence Picture Over Iraq and Syria Has Gotten Much Cloudier

September 21, 2016 A U.S.-led coalition may have the Islamic State on the run, but the fog of war over the smoldering battlefields of Syria and Iraq is far thicker than it was a year ago. “It’s gotten significantly more complex,” says U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who leads Air Combat Command....

The Intelligence Picture Over Iraq and Syria Has Gotten Much Cloudier

September 21, 2016 A U.S.-led coalition may have the Islamic State on the run, but the fog of war over the smoldering battlefields of Syria and Iraq is far thicker than it was a year ago. “It’s gotten significantly more complex,” says U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who leads Air Combat Command....

Tomorrow’s Laser-Armed Helicopter Drones

September 19, 2016 A decade or so from now, Marines could be using a laser-armed version of this bizarre copter-plane to take out enemies over the horizon. It’s the LightningStrike from Aurora Flight Sciences, which is currently the prime contractor on the VTOL X-Plane project by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. An...

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The Man in Charge of Stopping the Next Snowden

September 19, 2016 William Evanina has never met Edward Snowden, but the two are intimately bound. As national counterintelligence executive—essentially, the man in charge of American counterintelligence—Evanina is tasked with fixing the damage leaks like Snowden’s have done to the U.S. intelligence community, and preventing new ones. In the summer of 2013, Evanina...

The Man in Charge of Stopping the Next Snowden

September 16, 2016 William Evanina has never met Edward Snowden, but the two are intimately bound. As national counterintelligence executive—essentially, the man in charge of American counterintelligence—Evanina is tasked with fixing the damage leaks like Snowden’s have done to the U.S. intelligence community, and preventing new ones. In the summer of 2013, Evanina...

The Man in Charge of Stopping the Next Snowden

September 16, 2016 William Evanina has never met Edward Snowden, but the two are intimately bound. As National Counterintelligence Executive — essentially the man in charge of American counterintelligence — Evanina is tasked with fixing the damage that leaks like Snowden’s have done to the U.S. intelligence community, and preventing new ones. In...

Military’s Tech Matchmaker Is Getting Ready to Open Its Wallet

September 15, 2016 The Pentagon’s tech-firm matchmaker is poised to open its wallet, along with a new office in Austin, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Wednesday. The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, which has so far funneled $3.5 million to a handful of tech startups firms, has plans to fund another 22...