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Marines Ready to Launch 3-D Printed Drones

Marines are ready to launch a 3-D-printed drone, nicknamed the “Nibbler,” into combat zones in the upcoming weeks, reports 3D Printing Industry. The Nibbler would be able to operate like other, far more expensive unmanned aircraft and conduct “over the hill” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Nibbler is composed of …

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USAF Shoots Iranian-Made Drone Out of the Sky

A US Air Force F-15E fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone belonging to pro-Syrian regime forces near At Tanf, Syria Monday, two US officials confirmed to CNN. The drone “displayed hostile intent,”was “assessed to be a threat,” and shot down, according to an official. This comes just …

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Iran: We Hit Targets in Syria with Long-Range Ballistic Missiles

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Monday that they hit targets inside Syria, an action that would confirm they’ve extended the range of their solid-fuel missiles. Iran claimed the missiles, which flew approximately 400 miles and hit terrorist headquarters and depots in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province, were in response …

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Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Within 5 Ft. of USAF Recon Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet with air-to-air missiles under its wings was “provocative” and flew “erratically,” approaching “rapidly” within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” officials told Fox News. “The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet …

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Fmr. CIA Director Brennan: ‘It’s Going to Take a 9/11’ Cyber Threat for US to Act

Lawmakers should recognize the gravity of cyber-security threats the U.S. faces, and focus on legislation and regulations to properly address vulnerabilities, warned former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday. “People frequently say it’s going to take a 9/11 in the cyber realm in order for us as a country to be …

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Congressman: Russia is Greatest Cyber-Security Threat to U.S.

Hackers from Russia are America’s greatest cyber-threat, said Rep. Dutch Ruppersburger (D-Md.) Addressing the 2017 Digital Nation Summit, the Maryland congressman whose district is home to the National Security Agency, said that cyber-security threats from Russia are keeping him awake at night. “I mean, we have to always look at China, …

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Experts Warn Lawmakers of Increasing China Cyber Espionage Attacks

Experts at a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing warned lawmakers Tuesday that Chinese government hackers appear to be once again targeting private U.S. companies and organizations. “Anecdotally,” there appears to be a re-emergence of economic-related espionage by Chinese hackers, reported Samantha Ravich, an adviser to D.C.-based think tank the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. …

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U.S.: North Korea Behind Spate of Cyber Attacks Since 2009

North Korea has deployed an army of hackers called “Hidden Cobra” against financial, aerospace, critical infrastructure and media assets within the U.S. and around the world over the past eight years, according to a technical alert issued jointly by Homeland Security and the FBI. Cyber tools deployed by North Korea include …

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House Oversight Blames DoD for FITARA Score Failure

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee took DoD to task for their failing FITARA scores and lack of transparency in spending. The DoD moved $15 billion in IT spending to the classified National Security System, which has an exemption to FITARA reporting, reported Defense News, and lawmakers were unhappy with …

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Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ ‘Has Done More Harm’ to Military than Sequestration

“For all the heartache caused by the loss of our troops during these wars, no enemy in the field has done more to harm to the readiness of our military than sequestration,” said Defense Secretary James Mattis, a 40 year Marine veteran commander, who argued that it will “require years …

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