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DHS Developing Risk Framework For Supply Chain, Other Priorities

The Department of Homeland Security in July expects to begin rolling out announcements related to a top-down framework it is developing for managing risks to critical infrastructure, including the supply chain, a senior department official said on Wednesday. “We need to develop a framework across the federal government for internal …

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Poland Pushes Aside Tender for Combat Search and Rescue HelicoptersDefenceTalk.com

In what has become a recurring ritual for Polish helicopter acquisition programs since April 2015 when its previous government down-selected the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal to meet a medium-lift utility requirement, Poland has scrapped a tender in order to push it back on the modernization priorities list. The latest project …

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AI for Good in War; Beyond Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil:’ « Breaking Defense

Just one, albeit fictional, example of a benevolent AI.       In recent weeks, two events demonstrated the promise of and concern over the growing use of artificial intelligence (AI). At the #AI4Good Summit in Geneva, attendees reviewed the many ways AI can help humanity in medicine, education, economic and law …

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US Special Operations Forces Making Paper That Talks

Future psychological operations will airdrop the sheets to persuade targets to buck up or defect. Special operators have been looking for a way to get a short audio message to target audiences in enemy-controlled areas — say, civilians in need of reassurance or enemy soldiers who might surrender or defect. …

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Two Bangladesh Air Force Pilots Killed As Training Aircraft Crashes

DHAKA: Two Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) pilots were killed when a China-made training aircraft crashed into a lake soon after it took off from an airbase in southwestern Bangladesh. The K-8W training aircraft crashed last evening into an oxbow lake near the BAF Base Matiur Rahman in Jashore district while …

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Senate Appropriators Back More F-35s For Navy, Marines

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel (SAC-D) approved a $675-billion fiscal year 2019 defense appropriations bill June 26 that would fund 89 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, 12 more than the Trump administration requested. The Marine Corps and Navy would get a total of 41 F-35Bs and F-35Cs, up from the …

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Qatar Says It Wants To Join NATODefenceTalk.com

DOHA: Qatar’s defence minister said on Tuesday that his country’s long-term strategic “ambition” is to join the Western military defence alliance NATO. Speaking on the anniversary of a year-long bitter Gulf diplomatic dispute, which has seen Qatar separated from its former regional allies, Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah said Qatar wanted …

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Eyeing China, Australia Busily Buys Up Frigates, Drones, and Sub-Hunting Planes « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON Australia has spent billions on new surveillance planes, drones, and warplanes in recent years, but no deal has come close to today’s $26 billion award to BAE Systems for nine anti-submarine frigates. The decision will significantly bolster the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine-hunting and missile defense capability at a time of …

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DHS Alters Immigrant ‘Risk-Assessment System’ to Recommend Detention Every Time

The system takes in information about an immigrant—criminal history, work status, likelihood of fleeing—and suggests whether to detain or release them. U.S. border agents use a computerized system to help make decisions about immigrants facing deportation. Given information about an immigrant—their criminal history, work status, likelihood of fleeing, and so …

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Pakistan Action Plan At FATF, Promised Action Against Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi, LeT, JuD, FiF, JeM

Global financial watchdog FATF placed Pakistan on its ‘grey list’. During a plenary meeting in Paris. Pakistan had failed to act against terror financing on its soil: FATF by Geeta Mohan In a blow to Pakistan, global financial watchdog, FATF placed Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ during a plenary meeting …

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