U.S. Department of Defense

Russia accused of testing a 'killer satellite' in orbit

It's small. It's nimble. It’s doing strange things over our heads. And Russia's new Kosmos 2521 satellite has the potential to bring the world’s economy to its knees.<p>“We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no way to verify it,” U.S. State Department assistant secretary Yleem Poblete told …

Russia

Trump's $12 mil military 'parade' to cost almost $100 mil according to U.S. Department of Defense

In order to feel a little more adequate, Donald Trump’s planned military parade needs to be bigly. Like really, really bigly. After early promises of …

Donald Trump

New Airplanes On The Way For The Blue Angels

Upgraded F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets Ordered From Boeing<p>The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a contract valued at $17 million to Boeing for 11 new …

Aviation

Maxar's SSL selected to define next-generation secure satellite communications for the U.S. Air Force

<i>SSL will develop antenna subsystem prototypes in support of U.S. leadership in space and national defense requirements</i><p>HERNDON, VA, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - SSL, a Maxar Technologies company (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), and a leading provider of …

U.S. Air Force

Watchdog Probes Military Burning of Ammunition, Explosives

RADFORD, Va. — The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Defense has launched an investigation into the open burning of ammunition and …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Global business attorney Alan Enslen joins Birmingham office of Baker Donelson - Birmingham Business Journal

By Angel Coker <br>– Banking and Legal Reporter, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Aug 15, 2018, 12:53pm CDT<p>Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has …

Birmingham, AL

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names New Executive Director

A woman will be at the helm of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority (DSPA) for the first time in the organization’s 60-plus year history. The DSPA board …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Google employees reportedly sign letter in protest of China censorship project

Amid internal backlash over plans to bring a censored search engine to China, about 1,000 Google employees have reportedly sent a letter to company leadership asking for more answers.<p>“We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google …

Business

The nation in brief

Synthetic pot cited in rash of overdoses

Storms

Abuse of Power: Debunking the Trump Administration’s National Security Argument for Coal

After several failed attempts to bail out coal power plants, President Donald Trump and his administration have turned to co-opting national security …

Liberal View

How to Write a Memoir When Parts of Your Childhood Are Classified

I grew up at China Lake Naval Weapons Center and worked there for years, but once my badge was taken away, I couldn’t go back. I wasn’t able to enter …

Christopher Wylie

Another government ban is targeting Huawei and ZTE hardware

The past few months have been difficult for Chinese smartphone OEMs, particularly ZTE and Huawei. ZTE nearly shut down after the U.S. government …

Android News

Immigrant US Army veteran fighting for citizenship in LA court

An U.S. Army veteran from South Korea who could be deported at any moment appeared in Los Angeles court Tuesday to fight for her U.S. citizenship.<p>Yea …

Immigration

SEI CERT Division Releases Downloadable Source Code Analysis Tool

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University today announced the release of its Source Code Analysis Laboratory (SCALe) application. This is the first release of the SCALe application to the public via …

Information Security

State announces plans for new veterans home in Macomb County

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency will build a new, "state-of-the-art" veterans home on the site of a former military housing complex at Selfridge …

Veterans

Chelsea Manning to be honoured at this year's Annual Friends of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Dinner

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> On Monday 1 October, the Institute of Contemporary Arts will hold their Annual Friends of the Institute of Contemporary Arts Dinner, in …

Art

Yemen's Little Wars and Opportunistic Arrangements

Opinion<p>Posted: Aug 15, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Critical facts …

Middle East

A 21-Year-Old Woman Is the Youngest Person in the U.S. to Get a Face Transplant

Her story is incredible.<p>Katie Stubblefield lost her face at 18, when she attempted to take her own life, shooting herself in the face with a rifle. At 21, she received a transplant at the Cleveland Clinic, making her the youngest person in the U.S. to receive a face transplant. Her story, “The …

Women's Health

Top Pentagon spokeswoman probed for making staff run errands, retaliation

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department's inspector general is investigating the senior Pentagon spokesperson for allegedly forcing her subordinates to run personal errands and drive her around in bad weather, and for removing staffers who complained about her, according to five current and former …

Corruption

How Militaries Should Plan for AI

Today we are publishing a new EFF white paper, The Cautious Path to Strategic Advantage: How Militaries Should Plan for AI<i>.</i> This paper analyzes the …

Machine Learning

Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst stripped of security clearance after Stefan Halper complaints

A Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed officials after he complained of questionable …

National Security

American Psychological Association Gets Another Chance

On August 8, 2018, the American Psychological Association’s (APA) governing body, the Council of Representatives, solidly rejected a proposal to …

Psychology

Bad Wolves' Tommy Vext to Receive Rock to Recovery Service Award

Besides his career as a musician, he has also worked as a sober companion.Continue reading…

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Trump Approves $717B Defense Spending Bill: 4 Picks

On Aug 13, President Trump approved a landmark defense spending bill which has received widespread bipartisan support. The extent of this backing can …

Military Spending

The feds blocked Cree’s efforts to sell its chip business. Now it’s their future.

Early in last year, Cree’s chip-making Wolfspeed subsidiary was akin to the company’s red-headed stepchild. Wall Street commentators saw it as a …

Automotive Industry

Imagining the Withdrawal of US Forces from South Korea

At the press conference that followed the historic summit between the United States and North Korea in Singapore on June 12, when asked about …

North Korea

Steve Bentley: Space Force will ensure America's supremacy

The world is better off with the United States of America as the sole, dominant superpower. We must act to create the new Space Force, secure our …

Space Exploration

JBLM Soldier Dies In Afghanistan After IED Explosion

Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion, 36, died on Saturday, according to the Department of Defense.<p>FORT LEWIS, WA - A green beret stationed at …

Military

SunZia controversy flares up again

A rendering shows some of the proposed SunZia transmission system to move renewable energy produced in New Mexico to points farther west. (Source: …

New Mexico

Baltimore’s area colleges and universities help drive economic growth - Washington Business Journal

Baltimore’s colleges and universities are driving more than just the careers of their students. They’re driving economic growth for the whole …

Higher Education