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DoD’s role in foreign cyber threats



DoD’s role in foreign cyber threats
On January 5, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre and U.S. Cyber Command commander Navy Admiral Michael S. Rogers spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States. There, the Pentagon officials discussed emerging cyber challenges and Department of Defense… Read More

More from RAND on climate change, international security



More from RAND on climate change, international security
In late December 2016, RAND Corporation published a dissertation on climate change and international security. The dissertation offers a prospective analysis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the anticipated security consequences of climate change. According to the author, the effects of climate-driven environmental change is expected to threaten… Read More

Report focuses on DoD cybersecurity



Report focuses on DoD cybersecurity
Earlier this month the Atlantic Council published a report focusing on actions by an advanced cyber adversary. The report, Cyber and Deterrence: The Military-Civil Nexus In High-End Conflict, analyzes cyber’s role in deterrence and defense, specifically the military-civil nexus and the relationship between the Department of Defense (DoD), civil agencies,… Read More

Defense tech to combat human trafficking



Defense tech to combat human trafficking
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. This includes technologies to combat trafficking in persons. DoD News recently interviewed Wade Shen, a program manager in DARPA’s Information Innovation Office, about DARPA’s efforts in countering human trafficking.… Read More

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month



January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
President Obama recently declared January 2017 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In his proclamation, the President spoke of slavery’s role in U.S. history, and the continuing role it plays, saying “the injustice of modern slavery and human trafficking still tears at our social fabric.” The President also spoke… Read More