The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled recently that the commission must hold open meetings and make material available to the public.
Latest in National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
U.S. decision makers say they prioritize cyber defense and are not militarizing cyberspace. A closer look at the Federal budget shows otherwise.
The spending bill authorizes the Pentagon to create procurement pathways in which software can be purchased in less than a year. If effectively implemented, the change would be dramatic.
In our last episode of 2019, Dana, Jamil and Lester welcome special guest Elisa Catalano, former Director for the Middle East and North Africa on the National Security Council and former Senior Policy Advisor at the State Department, to the podcast.
The soon-to-be-enacted NDAA includes a provision that will fine-tune the range of military cyber operations subject to the 48-notification requirement. Here’s an explainer.
The draft National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, currently in conference, includes three Arctic-specific provisions that show a continuing increase in congressional attention to the Arctic over the past five years.
The world is facing a new era of technological ubiquity. With 19.4 billion connections globally between internet-enabled devices—1.6 billion of which were added in the last year alone—cyberspace is expanding into every area of life and transforming society at an accelerated pace. And the United States is the most connected nation in the world—which brings opportunities but also increased vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, U.S. politics, laws and national security policy have not kept up with both the risks and the opportunities stemming from the dynamism of technological change.
Committees in the House of Representatives Have Released Drafts of the F2020 NDAA and Defense Authorization Bill
On June 11, the House Armed Services Committee released its draft of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2020 fiscal year (H.R. 2500). The committee’s summary states that the proposed bill focuses on addressing threats to the United States by authorizing a defense system that is “inclusive, accountable, and responsible in the management of its resources.” The proposal authorizes defense spending up to $733 billion dollars.
As the competition for 5G continues, one of the largest players, Chinese company Huawei Technologies, is facing concerns from numerous countries that using Huawei equipment exposes their national networks to spying or worse by the Chinese government.
President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort Drum military base in upstate New York.