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Military commands spent pandemic money on space analytics, IT upgrades

WASHINGTON — U.S. military commands responsible for North America spent millions of dollars meant for COVID-19 relief on space-related data analytics connected to the Pentagon’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control endeavor as well as on office information technology upgrades, a Pentagon watchdog said. An audit by the Department of Defense’s inspector general found that U.S.

Winning in Ukraine: a French perspective

As Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter its fourth month, a question has been at the center of a passionate debate: Are France and Germany trying to pressure Ukraine into negotiations with Russia? Declarations from the German chancellor asking President Vladimir Putin to accept a ceasefire “as quickly as possible” or from the

Ukraine: WAR BULLETIN May 19, 8.00 pm EST – The eighty-fifth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military invasion continues.

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA   WAR BULLETIN May 19, 8.00 pm EST   WAR ROOM General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 19.05 were approximately: personnel – about 28500 (+200), tanks ‒ 1254 (+3), APV ‒ 3063 (+20), artillery systems – 595

Pentagon making progress on cybersecurity amid challenges, watchdog says

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense is making significant progress locking down sensitive networks amid cyber challenges from foreign adversaries bent on gaining access to intel, a report from a federal watchdog shows. The department as of January recorded compliance at 70% or higher in implementing four select protections for controlled unclassified information, which may

5/20/22 National Security and Korean News and Commentary

Access National Security News HERE. Access Korean News HERE. National Security News Content: 1. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 19 (PUTIN’S WAR)2. The Russians Are Throwing Everything They’ve Got At One Ukrainian Garrison3. Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home4. Red Cross registers hundreds of Ukrainian POWs from Mariupol5. Milley speaks with

Public health, monkeypox | Homeland Security Newswire

PUBLIC HEALTHU.S. Tracks Monkeypox Case Tied to Recent Canadian Travel By Stephanie Soucheray Published 19 May 2022 US officials have confirmed a case of monkeypox in a Massachusetts resident who had recently traveled to Canada. This is the first monkeypox case detected this year in the United States. In 2021, both Maryland and Texas reported

China, European researchers, Chinese military

CHINA WATCHEuropean Academics Helping China’s Military By Naomi Conrad, Esther Felden, and Sandra Petersmann Published 19 May 2022 European researchers have cooperated with China’s National University of Defense Technology (NUDT). The NUDT’s purpose is to “Strengthen the Armed Forces and the Nation.” An investigation by 10 European news outlets has found nearly 3,000 scientific publications

Mass shootings, gun violence | Homeland Security Newswire

MASS SHOOTERSA Quest for Significance Gone Horribly Wrong – How Mass Shooters Pervert a Universal Desire to Make a Difference in the World By Arie Kruglanski Published 19 May 2022 There is a mental and psychological dimension to the problem of mass shooting, to be sure, but it is not illness or pathology. It is

Airport screening, explosive detection, airport security

AIRPOR SECURITYComputer Code to Speed Up Airport Security Published 19 May 2022 Imagine moving through airport security without having to take off your shoes or belt or getting pulled aside. Researchers are working on the Open Threat Assessment Platform, which allows the Transportation Security Administration to respond more quickly and easily to threats to air

Critical technologies, industrial advances | Homeland Security Newswire

CRITICAL TECHNOLOGIESStrengthen Advanced Manufacturing for Critical and Emerging Technologies Published 19 May 2022 NIST has awarded a total of $2.08 million to seven organizations in six states to develop manufacturing technology roadmaps to strengthen U.S. innovation and productivity. Each award will fund projects for up to 18 months to address national priorities such as manufacturing

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