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AI or Not AI?
May 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd

Does artificial intelligence (AI) pose a threat to the human race, as many notable technologists recently have suggested? And what should be its role in the intelligence community?

The Rise of the PIIPs
May 5, 2015
By Glenn Kesselman

Personal identifiable information (PII) constantly is under threat of being compromised. One solution may be to create vaults that grant access to authorized organizations. But will it work, or even be embraced by the public?

NATO Kicks Off Dynamic Mongoose Naval Exercise
May 4, 2015
By George I. Seffers

NATO has initiated Dynamic Mongoose, this year’s biggest antisubmarine warfare exercises in the North Sea, with a focus on detecting and defending against submarines.

Commerce Department to Lead Cybersecurity Trade Delegation
May 1, 2015
By George I. Seffers

Twenty companies will participate in a trade mission with Romania and Poland.

After We Have Threat Information Sharing Legislation, Then What?
April 29, 2015
By Robert B. Dix Jr.

Proposed cybersecurity legislation is a good start, but much remains to be done to secure the nation from cyberthreats—starting with trust and cooperation among diverse organizations.

'Skip Echelon' Thinking and Innovation for Cybersecurity
April 28, 2015
By Terry Roberts

It will take many actions to secure cyberspace against intruders, and they must be implemented across the entire realm by all participants.

Cybersecurity Bucks Being Invested in Shelfware
April 28, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

Although cybersecurity has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention lately, 90 percent of companies recently surveyed admit that their organizations have invested in a security technology that was ultimately discontinued or scrapped before or soon after deployment. 

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is Off to a Good Start
April 27, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis

The U.S. Defense Department now has a leader who fully grasps how technology can strengthen the defense base. Yet, bringing the military and the high-technology private sector together is not as easy as it used to be, given cultural differences.

Will Any Meaningful Cyber Legislation Make It to the Presidentís Desk?
April 27, 2015
By Robert Clark

Don't expect important cyber legislation to be sent to the president any time soon. If history is any judge, all that will emerge is a rehash of existing regulations or executive actions codified for public consumption.

Intelligence and the Iranian Framework
April 21, 2015
By Bill Nolte

Guest blogger Bill Nolte discusses how attention will shift to verification when and if the Iranian nuclear framework becomes an agreement, marking a major challenge for U.S. intelligence.


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