Threats

'I feel really good' about election security, former NSA chief says

Paul Nakasone says the intelligence community has everything it needs to fight election interference.

Policy

Defense Digital Service directors used unauthorized tech tools, watchdog finds

The former leaders “exposed DOD information to additional cybersecurity risk and increased the risk of compromise,” says the Pentagon’s inspector general found.

Threats

How Russia-, China-linked actors use OpenAI for disinformation

American AI tools are boosting disinformation around the world. That has the makers of those tools concerned.

Defense Systems

Marine Corps seeks to boost cyber and signals skills with new recruitment program

The trial program would give civilians a chance to enlist as staff non-commissioned officers if they have the required skills.

Threats

Former vice chief of naval operations arrested on bribery, conspiracy charges

Robert Burke, a retired four-star, is alleged to have steered work toward a services company while he was commanding Naval Forces Europe-Africa.

Threats

Air Force unit resumes intel ops after Discord leak

Jack Teixeira's former group went through “recertification” before it could continue its mission.

Ideas

The West needs to produce more critical minerals. Here’s how the Pentagon should help

Geological and technological obstacles will require subsidies to overcome.

Defense Systems

Pentagon bets $480m on AI-fueled intel platform

Starting June 1, a Palantir system will bring enhanced intelligence data to the Joint Staff and combatant commands.

Policy

The Navy wants to crowdsource innovation

CTO urges the Navy Department to hold more “structured challenges” to spur breakthroughs.

Science & Tech

China’s effort to take over Taiwan without firing a shot

How influence operations, cyber-weapon hoarding, and intimidation factor into China’s Taiwan play.

Threats

F-35 crash shrinks a tiny test fleet under stress

Congress and GAO were already worried about having enough test jets to handle planned upgrades.

Science & Tech

Across the Army, units lean into drone experimentation

In division after division, soldiers are learning to use a rising wave of robots and other unmanned systems.