The Air Force just posted a $4.5 billion black ops project

The Air Force is seeking proposals from the defense industry to develop a safeguard for its most important secrets – and its using a black ops budget to build it.

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The Geopolitics of Information

To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.

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N.S.A. Denies Its Cyberweapon Was Used in Baltimore Attack, Congressman Says

A stolen N.S.A. hacking tool was a component in a cyberattack on the city, people involved in the investigation have told The Times.

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When Cyberweapons Escape

Bottom Line Up Front In 2017, the National Security Agency lost control of a cyberweapon known as EternalBlue, leaked online by a group known as ‘the Shadow Brokers.’ Malicious code can be traded and sold on the Dark Web, available to those with the resources to purchase it or in exchange for illicit products … Continue reading “When Cyberweapons Escape”

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Cyber Command’s Strategy Risks Friction With Allies

What is wrong with this logic? An ally would be pissed off if the U.S. goes to their network that common adversaries are already in?!!!! I would expect an invitation instead.

The U.S. may have to operate in allied networks to adequately check its adversaries. Allies may not be so keen.

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Signaling, Victory, and Strategy in France’s Military Cyber Doctrine – War on the Rocks

On Jan. 18, French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly and Chief of the Joint Staff Gen. François Lecointre unveiled part of France’s new military cyber strategy.

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Persistent Engagement: Foundation, Evolution and Evaluation of a Strategy

The call for persistent engagement in the 2018 Cyber Command Strategic Vision is not as much an articulation of a new stand-alone strategy as it is a counterargument against the deterrence-based and

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CYBERCOM’s Out-of-Network Operations: What Has and Has Not Changed

CYBERCOM is maturing rapidly thanks to developments including a new presidential memorandum, the most-recent National Defense Authorization Act and Gen. Nakasone’s persistent-engagement and

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