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Cybersecurity is a pervasive concern across U.S. military, private sector "Convergence" is making cybersecurity "an increasingly central concern for more and more institutions, from Sony Pictures to the US Army," writes Michael Warlick, vice president of defense operations for AFCEA International. He calls on Congress to stabilize defense spending in order to meet the "specific solutions" required by the U.S. military when it comes to data and application security. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

F-35 simulator is a key part of USAF tactical planning Simulators for the F-35 joint strike fighter have become a critical part of U.S. Air Force tactical development programs and pilot training. "We're going to continue to refine the sim, because we want to continue to test it in the sim, and we will continue to refine it in the airplane for obvious reasons," said Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

U.S. military training ranges are vulnerable to spying eyes A lack of communication between the Pentagon and other agencies is making military testing facilities vulnerable to spying, the Government Accountability Office says in a report. "The real concern is actually intelligence collection against the activities that are taking place on the training ranges," said the GAO's Brian Lepore. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Carter faces tough challenges as defense secretary Challenges facing Ash Carter as the likely next U.S. secretary of defense include winning congressional buy-in of spending cuts proposed by the military and working with a White House infamous for micromanagement. Wed, Dec 31, 2014

DARPA researches small drones for infiltration inside buildings The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has asked researchers to develop small drones that can enter buildings through open windows and reach speeds of up to 45 mph. The Fast Lightweight Autonomy Program was inspired by the ability of the goshawk to fly through dense forests. Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Defense industry faces rough road, despite turnaround in 2015 budget

Despite a rebound in defense spending, partisan gridlock in Congress and a slowing purchase of arms for the U.S. military will mean a rough road ahead for defense companies, industry analysts say. The sector, while improving, is "not out of the woods," according to Bloomberg Government. Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Firms compete for $3B helo contract with Poland Poland...

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