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Financial Integrity Network Issues Policy Alert on Illicit Financing Threats

A new policy alert from Washington, D.C.-based Financial Integrity Network says illegal financing threats and weaknesses in China’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism measures increase the risk posed by criminal actors operating in the East Asian country to multinational corporations and banks worldwide. Juan Zarate, a 2016 Wash100 award recipient, is chairman and co-founder of FIN.

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Financial Integrity Network Issues Policy Alert on Illicit Financing Threats

A new policy alert from Washington, D.C.-based Financial Integrity Network says illegal financing threats and weaknesses in China’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism measures increase the risk posed by criminal actors operating in the East Asian country to multinational corporations and banks worldwide. Juan Zarate, a 2016 Wash100 award recipient, is chairman and co-founder of FIN.

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: The Benefits of OSINT

Weekly Roundup July 3 – July 7 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Open source intelligence, or OSINT, has existed as a concept for decades, but is enjoying a resurgence in corporate and public interest. The federal government, and the intelligence community in …

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US Bombers Flyover Contested South China Sea

Two U.S B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam flew over the contested South China Sea Thursday, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Friday. The U.S. flyover asserts its “freedom of navigation” rights and challenges China’s claims to almost the whole waterway, Reuters reported. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country …

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US Ambassador to UN Requests Emergency Security Council Meeting on North Korea

After North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Monday, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley requested an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. That meeting will likely be held Wednesday with the 15-member council, as concerns mount that the regime is developing an inter-continental ballistic missile …

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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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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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South Korea Leader Orders Probe of U.S. THAAD Additions

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has ordered a probe after he says four additional U.S. THAAD anti-missile system launchers were brought into the country and the Defense Ministry failed to inform him. Four additional launchers were installed without informing the new government or the public, presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan told media. …

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US Begins Rollout of Lockheed-Built Missile Defense System in South Korea

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 8, 2017 — The U.S. and South Korea have begun the deployment of the Lockheed Martin-manufactured (NYSE: LMT) Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system in the Korean Peninsula to address potential missile threats from North Korea, Executive Gov reported Tuesday. Reuters reported Tuesday the THAAD system will work to intercept …

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Reuters: Japan Eyes $1B Ballistic Missile Defense Investment in Response to North Korea’s Rocket Tests

Japan looks to accelerate a $1 billion investment toward its ballistic missile defense systems in response to North Korea’s rocket tests that government personnel believe may lead to the future fielding of a medium-range missile, Reuters reported Monday. Nobuhiro Kubo and Tim Kelly write outlays on a budget request for the year include …

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