Featured, National Security Despite No New Defense Deal, U.S. Forces Korea did not Issue a Furlough Notice to South Korean Employees SEOUL – United States Forces Korea’s failure to notify approximately 9,000 South Korean employees at the end of January as legally required if they may be facing furloughs may signal that a new defense cost-sharing ... CONTINUE READING Featured, National Security Space Force chief works to shake misunderstandings about military branch WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Space Force's top general said Wednesday that Americans generally find it "hard to understand" how the Space Force affects them, a day after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made light of what experts ... CONTINUE READING Featured, National Security Biden says diplomacy is the “center of our foreign policy” in first major speech at a federal agency WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden made clear Thursday in his dual speeches at the State Department— his first visit to a federal agency as president— that his administration recognizes it cannot promote democracy without shoring ... CONTINUE READING Featured, National Security Foreign training programs could become a priority in Biden administration, experts say WASHINGTON – As the world witnessed President Joe Biden take his oath of office on Jan. 20, he vowed to “repair our alliances and engage with the world once again” as a “strong and trusted ... CONTINUE READING

U.S. Internet Freedom Plunges for Fourth Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON – Internet freedom in the United States dropped for the fourth consecutive year amid a global trend of countries using the COVID-19 pandemic as cover for silencing digital platforms, according to the Freedom on the Net 2020 report by Freedom House released...

DHS removes privacy protections for Insider Threat Program

The Department of Homeland Security finalized a new rule Tuesday that broadens its ability to investigate insider threats by eliminating key Privacy Act protections for all past and current employees regardless of their security clearance.

Task force: U.S. must prioritize AI in race to defend against Russia, China

The bipartisan Future of Defense Task Force released its final report following a months-long review of U.S. defense assets and capabilities. It recommended that the Department of Defense prioritize investing in artificial intelligence, supply chain resiliency and cyberwarfare in order to deal with imminent threats from China and Russia.

Comey Defends Trump-Russian Investigation At Senate Judiciary Hearing

Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify via video conference on Wednesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
His testimony comes as a continuation of the ongoing investigation over Russian interference in the 2016 election, known as the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. It revolves around then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign and its relationship with Russian operatives.

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