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NATO lays out plan to build cyber defenses

The Smarter Alliance Initiative found holes in its cyber defenses, and says that international cooperation is the best way to fix them.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Smarter Alliance Initiative , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 03:42pm EST

Afghanistan coalition network paves way for future contingency operations

Defense Department and NATO officials say the creation of an interoperable, multinational network for operations in Afghanistan has turned out to be a success story, and changed the way the fight is conducted. The Afghan Mission Network was designed to let members of the International Security and Assistance Force collaborate and exchange information without major reconfigurations to their own national networks. DoD and NATO say that network is now being used as a test bed for future contingency operations.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission and Goals ,

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:38am EST

NATO solicits bids to expand cybersecurity abilities

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are among the defense contractors lining up for a shot at the $42 million contract.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , Northrop Grumman , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/19/2011, 07:41am EST

Terrorists zero in on small scale East Coast attacks

Locations in Washington, New York and Boston may have been under surveillance by terror organizations for months -- and terrorists may try to launch numerous small scale attacks in the coming months, U.S. intelligence sources say.

Tags: national security , homeland security , Michael T. McCaul , Najibullah Zazi , Times Square bombing , Faisal Shahzad , Pakistan , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Terek-e-Taliban , Fox News , John Brennan , Barack Obama , Michael Hayden , CIA , terror attacks , terrorism

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:00am EDT

Panetta won't rule out extending Libya mission

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says there is no clear set of conditions in Libya that will trigger an end to the combat mission.

Tags: DoD , Libya , Leon Panetta ,

Friday - 10/07/2011, 12:48pm EDT

McChrystal says yes we can...but

General Stanley McChrystal commander of U.S. and NATO forces says his forces could defeat insurgents on the battlefield, but could not ultimately win the war unless the Afghan government earned the trust of its people. In an interview with Reuters he said that one of his top objectives was to put corruption centre stage. This comes on the heels of a military offensive in Helmand province several more weeks of the "clearing phase" of the operation.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Afghan

Friday - 03/05/2010, 03:44pm EST

French Raise Questions with Controversial Sale to Russia

France has agreed to sell a sophisticated new weapon to Russia. As a result Pentagon officials are worried the Mistral class warship will improve Russia's ability to threaten Georgia and other Eastern European allies. A Pentagon spokesman says U.S. allies in Eastern Europe are nervous about it. As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visits officials in France, a question looms. Why did the French do that considering they are a member of NATO and Russia is not.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , France , Russia , Secretary of Defense , Robert Gates ,

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 03:22pm EST

Pakistan and the U.S. Run Into a Problem

Are there problems ahead for the Obama administration and Pakistan? If the current situation is any indication, there may be. The U.S. wants the Pakistanis to engage Afghan militants operating in Pakistan to assist the NATO war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistan says it has its hands full with its own war. This is a serious problem, because the U.S. needs Pakistani cooperation on this in order to make its new strategy on the Afghan war to work.

Tags: Techonology , Pentagon , Obama , NATOban , Afghanistan

Friday - 12/18/2009, 12:44pm EST

Afghanistan is not open-ended

State Hillary Clinton met with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and reassured him the commitment to Afghanistan is not open would not need to be open-ended. "The need for additional forces is urgent, but their presence will not be indefinite," she said, noting that Obama's timeline called for Afghans to begin taking over in July 2011. "At that time, we will begin to transfer authority and responsibility to Afghan security forces, removing combat forces from Afghanistan over time with the assurance that Afghanistan's future, and ours, is secure," Clinton said.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Afghanistan , Hillary Clinton , Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Monday - 12/07/2009, 11:16am EST
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