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Secure From the Inside Out

A Survey on State and Local Cybersecurity During COVID-19

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The Marine Corps Is Redesigning Infantry Battalions for the Future

Recommendations for a nimbler unit organization with fewer grunts and more tech will go to the commandant next year.

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Austin: I Support Taking Military Sex Crime Prosecutions Away From Chain of Command

Defense secretary breaks with Joint Chiefs after they warn that Sen. Gillibrand’s leading UCMJ reform bill goes too far.

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The 2021 Crypto Crime Report

Learn why cryptocurrency remains appealing for criminals, how it is being used for illicit purposes, and threats posed to governments around the world.

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Defense Digital Service Director Violated Policy by Using Signal App, IG Says

Evidence suggests outgoing DDS Director Brett Goldstein also encouraged subordinates to use the encrypted messaging app.

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US Needs to Defend Its Artificial Intelligence Better, Says Pentagon No. 2

AI safety is often overlooked in the private sector, but Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks wants the Defense Department to lead a cultural change.

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Biden’s Defense Budget Will Worry America’s Indo-Pacific Allies

Spending to boost the U.S. military's future edge comes at the expense of addressing today's shortfalls in capacity and warfighting effectiveness.

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‘This May Not Be The Big One’: Army Scientists Warn of Deadlier Pandemics to Come

The service is closing in on a “pan-coronavirus” vaccine and on synthetic antibodies that could protect a population before spread. But that may not be enough.

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JEDI Cloud Update Coming Soon, Says Pentagon's No. 2

Kathleen Hicks said the department is assessing just how it will buy large-scale cloud services.

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US Companies Won’t Pay to Prepare for Cyber Attacks. Congress Must Step In

A combination of funding and regulation is needed to boost the defenses and resilience of the corporations that America depends on.

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Iran Stops Pretending

The rigged “election” of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president has the potential to be a turning point for the country. But its significance will be fully understood only in hindsight.

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Extremism Has Spread Into the Mainstream

Preventing American radicalization requires a public-health approach.

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Make US Army Aviation More Lethal

A few tweaks—and one big move—could dramatically increase the combat power available to commanders.