Ideas

Regulate Social-Media Companies

They have proven unwilling to change algorithms and data-collection policies that stoke extremism and undermine national security.

Business

Raytheon Expects Biden to Block $500M Bomb Sale to Saudi Arabia

Yet industry executives believe foreign arms sales will remain a priority of the new administration.

Business

Austin Pledges to Recuse Himself from Military Decisions Involving Raytheon

The commitment is a huge win for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats pushing for stricter lobbying laws.

Business

Former Air Force Chief Goldfein Joins Blackstone

The retired general picked the investment firm over opportunities at defense companies.

Threats

It's Harder to Boot Right-Wing Extremists from Social Media Than ISIS

There are various reasons why. But studies suggest it’s still worth the effort.

Breaking News Business

Lockheed Martin Executive in Charge of F-35, F-22, Skunk Works Dies

Michele Evans, who was executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, had taken two medical leaves since 2019.

Ideas

US Tech Firms Must Stop Helping China’s Defense-Linked Organizations

Additions to the U.S. blacklist are welcome and overdue, but companies need to be warier of others as well.

Business

Lockheed’s Proposed Aerojet Rocketdyne Purchase Sets Early M&A Test for Biden

The new administration will weigh in on a further consolidation of the U.S. defense industry.

Threats

SolarWinds Isn't the Only Way Hackers Entered Networks, CISA Says

The agency warned that ejecting attackers from networks will be tough, especially because they can likely read the email of IT and cybersecurity employees.

Ideas

Are AI Professionals Actually Unwilling to Work for the Pentagon?

A CSET survey finds a more nuanced situation than public perception might indicate.

Policy

Dems See GOP Electioneering in Air Force Choice of Georgia for C-130 Base

A Trump appointee wants Air National Guard planes sent to the state that holds the key to Senate control.