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Review of nuclear force is ordered by Hagel Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered an independent review of the U.S. nuclear missile force, which has come under scrutiny recently due to personnel misbehavior and other issues. "Personnel failures within this force threaten to jeopardize the trust the American people have placed in us to keep our nuclear weapons safe and secure," Hagel wrote in a memo to top Defense Department officials. According to the Pentagon's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the review will be due in 60 days and must recommend plans for improvements. Wed, Mar 5, 2014

Export rule changes expected on electronics and satellites The White House this year is likely to unveil changes to rules governing exports of chemicals, electronics and satellites, a move long awaited by U.S. manufacturers eager to capitalize on foreign sales. A federal inter-agency working group already has changed rules for more than half the 21 categories of products on the U.S. munitions list and expects to release updates later this year. Mon, Mar 3, 2014

Federal agencies lack necessary cybersecurity skills The federal government is failing to implement basic protocols to improve cybersecurity, according to a congressional report that says agency personnel have delayed vital software updates and followed inadequate password policies. The report, released by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, follows similar findings from the Government Accountability Office, and singles out the Department of Homeland Security for particular criticism. Mon, Mar 3, 2014

More U.S. contractors called on to aid Iraq As the U.S. helps train Iraq's military to counter insurgents, contractors may soon play an ever-larger role in maintaining equipment, analyzing intelligence, providing security and performing other services. More than 5,000 contractors work in Iraq now and their presence could grow as the Iraqi government calls for help to fight Islamist militants. Mon, Mar 3, 2014

North Korea begins developing mobile ICBM According to U.S. intelligence, North Korea is taking steps toward developing a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile that could be capable of striking parts of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said "we assess that North Korea has already taken initial steps towards fielding this system, although it remains untested," in an unclassified report. Mon, Mar 3, 2014

The four tech centres involved in the project are the Andalusian Institute The four tech centres involved in the project are the Andalusian Institute for Technology (IAT), the Centre for Advanced Aerospace...

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