Defense

Trump Blames his Rift With the CIA on the Media

In his first speech after the inauguration Trump tried to patch things up with the FBI and CIA.

Read more January 23, 2017 Leave a comment Andrew Harnik/AP

U.S. Soldiers Will Be Armed With Machine Translators to Kill Communication Woes

Communication is critical in most professions, but in some, clear verbal exchanges can mean the difference between life and death.

Read more January 20, 2017 Leave a comment

DOD Cyber Policy Chief: We’ve Deterred Destructive Cyberattacks

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Departing DOD cyber policy chief Aaron Hughes talks cyber deterrence, offense and hiring in an exit interview with Nextgov.

Read more January 18, 2017 Leave a comment
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Power speaks in Seoul in October.

Russian Hackers Will Try ‘Again and Again,’ Warns Samantha Power

In her parting speech, Obama’s UN ambassador says it is ‘naive’ to think Russia won’t keep meddling to destabilize the West.

Can James Mattis Protect Trump From Hubris?

The president-elect and the risks of overconfidence

Nextgov Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis

Defense Secretary Nominee Cautions Against ‘Stumbling’ into Cyberwar

James Mattis also said he was “philosophically OK” with elevating U.S. Cyber Command into a unified command, promising to give the matter his personal attention.

From left, NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers, FBI Director James Comey, Director of the National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and DIA Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart testify at a Senate hearing on Feb. 9, 2016.

Trump Has Considerable Authority to Revamp the Intelligence Community

But the the 2004 law that created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence creates some hurdles as well.

An F-35B Lightning II aircraft launches for the first time off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America  in November.

Pentagon Tester: F-35 Program Rushing Tests, Delays Still Likely

The JSF's latest report card finds 276 deficiencies in combat performance.

A man controls a mini drone during the Global Robot Expo fair in Madrid in 2016.

The Army Wants to 3-D Print Minidrones in 24 Hours

Future soldiers will make their own eyes-in-the-sky on the go.

The Pentagon Needs Its Own Google For All Its Data, Says Eric Schmidt

The Alphabet chairman says a giant data warehouse would give the military Google-like capability. It would also create the richest intelligence target ever conceived.

Pentagon Wins Court Round on Disclosing Sikorsky Subcontracting Plans

Small Business League had hoped to expose favoritism toward larger companies.

Nextgov Director of National Intelligence James Clapper listens at left as National Security Agency and Cyber Command chief Adm. Michael Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

Intel Leaders Shoot Back at Trump’s Mean Tweets

The president-elect’s tweets mocking the intelligence community crossed a line between healthy skepticism and disparagement, leaders suggested.

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