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Why the F100 Engine Is the Best Choice for the F-15EX

Pratt & Whitney draws on its decades-long relationship with the U.S. Air Force to support evolving models and missions on the F-15 program, effectively and cost-efficiently.

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FBI Feeds Intel to DoD for Offensive Cyber Ops, Director Tells Congress

Wray's new cyber strategy, rolled out earlier this month, aims to “impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries.” 

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Government agencies & 5G: 6 Questions (and Answers)

Change is coming, and that heralds significant challenges for government and its use of both fixed and mobile wireless networks. Here are six things agencies should know now about 5G.

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The Blob Meets the Heartland

Foreign policy should work better for America’s middle class.

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Inside the Army’s Fearless, Messy, Networked Warfare Experiment

Big steps reveal plenty about the bigger ones to come — including the need for battlefield coders.

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Ep. 76: Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

“We have more classified programs than the other services," Brown said. But “We need to articulate that risk, maybe a little bit better than we have in the past."

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Exclusive: Interview with Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger

Watch Defense One's interview on building the future force, racism in the ranks, integrating women, and working with Congress.

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Lebanon Needs More than US Sanctions

Hezbollah must go. Here's how the international community can help develop a democratic and secular system that works for the people. 

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Foreign Hackers Cripple Texas County’s Email System, Raising Election Security Concerns

The malware attack, which sent fake email replies to voters and businesses, spotlights an overlooked vulnerability in counties that don’t follow best practices for computer security.

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Three Ways to Clean Up the Toxic Minefields of Social Media

Safeguarding the social media ecosystem from hate speech and disinformation is all about tracking data and empowering users.

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A $13 Billion Contract for ICBMs: What’s the Rush?

The deal needs closer scrutiny — as does the purported need for new long-range ballistic missiles at all.

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The United States Has Become a Disaster Area

Hurricanes in the Gulf, fires in the West, the coronavirus everywhere—the country is a mess.

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To Deter China, Extend New START

A new arms race with Russia will drain funds from the forces that influence and deter Beijing.

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The US Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some 400 troops are testing the devices, trained on nearly a quarter million cases to detect COVID and a whole lot more.