Defence


  • Marines set up specialist Novichok unit in response to Salisbury attack

    January 10, 2019

    The Royal Marines have set up a unit specialising in chemical warfare skills to prepare for a repeat of the Novichok attack on Salisbury. Zulu Company from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath, Scotland, will be the first marines to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident at home or abroad. The commandos were given the training in ...

  • Cyber security breaches rising across UK defence sector

    December 18, 2018

    UK defence secrets are increasingly being exposed to hostile nation states after the number of security breaches in the sector rose this year. Heavily-redacted records obtained by Sky News show an increase in incidents reported to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) between January and October compared to the same period in 2017. Sky News previously revealed the ...

  • GSA proposes new cybersecurity reporting rules for contractors

    November 19, 2018

    The General Services Administration is proposing new rules shaping how contractors protect government information on the IT systems they manage. Tucked in a Friday Federal Register post detailing the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, two proposed rules — GSAR Case 2016-G511 and 2016-G515 — call for amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation to include ...

  • More than 500 ‘safety events’ recorded at UK nuclear submarine base since 2006

    November 18, 2018

    More than 500 safety events have been recorded at the home of the UK’s nuclear deterrent since 2006, the Ministry of Defence has revealed. Defence Minister Stuart Andrew disclosed the figure in a letter in response to a parliamentary question from Edinburgh SNP MP Deidre Brock. In total, 505 “events” were recorded over the past 12 years ...