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Safer Internet Day Campaign Kicks Off to Protect Children from Online Dangers

February 7, 2017
By Sandra Jontz
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Today marks the 14th annual Safer Internet Day, a global campaign to make the cyber domain a littler safer, especially for children. This year’s theme, Be the change: Unite for a better Internet,” highlights how all of society has a role to play in cybersecurity, and that working together creates a safer Internet. The campaign's Twitter hashtag this year is #SID2017.

Two U.S. Navy officers inspect an MQ-5B Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. The Navy’s increased use of UAVs is changing the nature of its air operations, but it also is raising concerns about manned versus unmanned missions.

To Man or Not to Man?

February 1, 2017
By Adm. Richard C. Macke, USN (Ret.)



The use of unmanned aerial vehicles offers new capabilities in a variety of operations. In some cases, the aircraft can replace their counterparts that carry human pilots or passengers. But each mission must be chosen carefully—not to be overshadowed by the rush to employ drones.

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