Incoming: Information-Based Warfare Demands Change Now

November 1, 2016
By Lt. Gen. Mike Basla, USAF (Ret.)

The notion of making information the central focus of all operations is relatively new. This paradigm cannot be achieved by conducting business as usual. It requires a new acquisition strategy, a delivery cycle not seen since World War II and a change in culture.

DNI James Clapper answers questions asked by guests attending AFCEA’s Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC) speaker series. The session was moderated by Jesse Nielsen, managing director of VXIT Analytics.
DNI James Clapper talks about the cyber hack on the DNC that U.S. officials say was carried out by authority of the Russian government.

DNI James Clapper Talks Pre-election Uncertainty and Global Instability at EPIC Event

October 21, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
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The next 17 days leading up to the presidential election pose a rather vulnerable time for the United States—more so than usual during a transition of power, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. “This year, for lots of reasons, people are nervous, particularly for an election cycle that has been sportier than normal,” Clapper shared during at presentation Thursday at AFCEA’s Emerging Professionals in Intelligence Committee (EPIC) speaker series. 

DARPA transitioned its space surveillance telescope (SST) from an agency-led design and construction program to ownership and operation by U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), which has announced plans to operate the telescope in Australia jointly with the Australian government. SST, imaged here on its mountaintop perch at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, is redefining what telescopes can do and could revolutionize space situational awareness.

U.S. Air Force Inherits Powerful New Space Telescope from DARPA

October 19, 2016
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday inherited a next-generation telescope capable of detecting and tracking space debris with unprecedented fidelity. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, transferred to the U.S. Air Force Space Command its space surveillance telescope (SST), a revolutionary device designed to track objects in Earth’s orbit.

Elections at Risk in Cyberspace, Part IV: Securing the Vote

October 14, 2016
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Standardizing voter registration processes, voting machines and vote tabulation is the key to eliminating most vulnerabilities plaguing U.S. elections, according to several cybersecurity experts. These standardizations would embed security, enable backups and eliminate many backdoors through which hackers and vote fraudsters currently can warp the results of an election.