‘No skull and crossbones’: Here’s how the six services are implementing military face mask guidance

Balaclavas may be OK, but ski masks may not be, depending on which uniform a service member wears, under service-specific guidance on the Pentagon’s new facial covering requirements. On Sunday, the Defense Department began requiring everyone on DOD property to Read More …

U.S. Air Force E-11A plane crashed in a Taliban held-territory in Afghanistan

A US Air Force E-11A plane crashed in Taliban-held territory in south-west Afghanistan. The initial reports indicated it was an Afghan Ariana passenger plane that crashed in Ghazni province with 83 people on board, but late the state-owned Afghan Ariana Read More …

USAF Cyber Unit Launches Effort to Simplify Cyber Systems

Air Force Cyber, also known as the 16th Air Force, has commenced an effort to boost the efficiency of tools within cyber weapon systems. The 12N12 program, launched in July, seeks to consolidate tools that analysts use to support cyberspace missions by July 1 next Read More …

Ex-US Air Force intelligence officer charged with spying for Iran

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged former Air Force intelligence officer Monica Witt with helping Iran launch a cyber-spying operation that targeted her former colleagues after she defected from the United States. The U.S. Justice Department said Witt, 39, assembled dossiers Read More …

U.S. DoD doesn’t keep track of duplicate or obsolete software

The US Marine Corps, the Navy, and the Air Force are not keeping track of their software inventories, according to a report released today by the US Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG). Auditors said management at many services part of Read More …

U.S. Military units in Okinawa conduct Joint, Bilateral CBRN Training

Interoperability is at forefront of joint and bilateral partnerships. In an effort to increase contingency readiness; Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen stationed in Okinawa conducted a joint and bilateral Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) combined training exercise on Combat Town, Read More …

Critical infrastructure will have to operate if there’s malware on it or not

As threats and cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure are expected to intensify in the near future, cyber-security experts believe that companies and government agencies should be prepared to operate networks even if there’s malware or a threat actor on the network or not. The idea is that Read More …