Oracle Corp. on Aug. 26, 2019, filed a notice that it would appeal a federal circuit court's denial of its protest in the Pentagon's enterprise cloud procurement program. Photo courtesy of Oracle.
Russian-Chinese Air Patrol Was an Attempt to Divide Allies, Says Top US Air Force Official in PacificThe head of the US Air Force in the Pacific has suggested that a recent Russian-Chinese air patrol may be an attempt to divide regional partners. The event resulted in warning shots fired by intercepting South Korean jets.
Defense NewsOPINION: Putin Built a Hypersonic Arsenal, While the Pentagon Slept“Russia is almost certain to introduce almost all of its new hypersonic weapons well before they will appear in the American arsenal, and before the United States has developed defenses against them,” writes former Pentagon Comptroller and Chief Financial Officer Dov Zakheim, who now works as a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and serves as vice chairman of the board at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. “In doing so, it will lessen the effectiveness of America’s ballistic missile defenses, which are not geared to targeting—much less shooting down—hypersonic systems, especially cruise missiles such as the Burevestnik.”
The HillAir Force Seeks New Candidates to Manage the Space Enterprise ConsortiumThe Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is looking to make changes in the management of its fast growing Space Enterprise Consortium. In a Request for Information posted Aug. 20, SMC announced it is “performing market research to help inform the acquisition strategy to recompete the Space Enterprise Consortium Other Transaction Agreement.”
Space NewsTransporting U-2 Chase Cars over the Atlantic Presents Unique Challenges for McGuire SquadronThe Air Force is sending two Dodge muscle cars across the Atlantic Ocean so they can chase U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft. But loading the cars and a transportation truck onto another aircraft for the journey is posing some unusual hurdles for the 305th Aerial Port Squadron at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., who were tasked with transporting the vehicles to RAF Mildenhall in the UK.
Air Force TimesMarines Considering Flying US F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest WarshipsOfficials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a US defense official confirmed to USNI News on Aug. 23.
USNI NewsFamilies of Afghanistan Fallen Fear Their Memorials Will Be Left BehindAs the Trump administration pushes for ways to downsize in Afghanistan—possibly even withdrawing all 14,000 troops stationed there—the parents, widows and friends of the NATC-A 9 want their memorials, including plaques and painted murals, brought back home.
Military.comNorth Korea Tests New “Super-Large” Rocket LauncherNorth Korea said Aug. 25 that leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test-firing of a “newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher,” another demonstration of the North’s expanding weapons arsenal apparently aimed at increasing its leverage ahead of a possible resumption of nuclear talks with the US.
Associated PressDefense One Radio Ep. 54: Defense Intelligence Agency’s Lt. Gen. Robert AshleyDefense One Tech Editor Patrick Tucker sat down with DIA Director Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley on Aug. 19 in Tampa, Fla. The general answered 10 questions about the Pentagon’s evolving tech needs in Afghanistan, cloud computing across the services, cyber defense, machine learning, China, North Korea, and quite a bit more.
Defense OneOne More Thing …Hackers Could Have Breached US Bioterrorism Defenses for Years, Records Show.
The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by The Times.
The Los Angeles Times via Military.com
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