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Estonia's cyber lead urges better threat intel-sharing in NATO

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In an exclusive interview with DefenseScoop, Liisa Past reflected on new cybersecurity challenges NATO partners have been jointly confronting since Russia invaded Ukraine.

Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act to spur US-made national security technologies

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President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law on Tuesday, authorizing new policies and billions in funding to advance research and development and help fortify American technology manufacturing and supply chains. Semiconductors, or chips, help power weapon systems, computers, phones, appliances, automobiles, and many other modern technologies. Though they were first invented in America, the nation now produces only about 10% of the world’s supply of chips —…

Saltzman tapped to lead Space Force

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President Biden has nominated Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to be the next chief of space operations, the Pentagon announced Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, he would become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Space Force’s top officer as the service tackles major challenges such as defending U.S. space assets against threats posed by advanced adversaries; acquiring new communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities; and…

Senate confirms Andrew Hunter as Air Force acquisition chief

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Senate lawmakers last week confirmed Andrew Hunter as assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics. He was confirmed unanimously by a voice vote on Feb. 2 after first being nominated for the position by President Biden in July last year. Hunter was previously director of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ defense-industrial initiatives group and also worked as a senior fellow within the center’s international security…

Biden signs memorandum to improve cybersecurity across DOD, intelligence community

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a national security memorandum intended to improve cybersecurity across the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. The memo builds on Biden’s landmark cybersecurity executive order issued last May and spells out how network requirements for civilian federal agencies included in that order — such as applying zero-trust security principles — should also be instituted across national security systems. The effect of the document…