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Energy execs tell Senate cybersecurity has become crucial

Energy execs tell Senate cybersecurity has become crucial

Cybersecurity is a major issue in America’s energy and gas infrastructure, a group of government officials and energy executives told Congress on Wednesday. Not only are major companies at risk of attack, the energy supply chain can be attacked when small suppliers are infiltrated by cyber criminals.

Here’s why Chinese sanctions against Lockheed Martin are a paper tiger

Here’s why Chinese sanctions against Lockheed Martin are a paper tiger

Recently announced Chinese sanctions on Lockheed Martin are likely more to send a political message than actually punish the company. Lockheed only makes 2% of its revenue in China. China has a history of using sanctions to threaten companies that do business in China. This could be the latest example of China saying, “If you sell weapons to Taiwan, we’ll come after you.”

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Political commissars are a mainstay of the Chinese navy

Political commissars are a mainstay of the Chinese navy

Chinese navy political commissars started combat operations training under Xi Jinping. Commissars and military officers share a dual-command over PLA Navy ships. Commissars have been equal to military officers for all of the PLAN’s history; the additional training is likely to improve commissars’ indoctrination work among Chinese sailors, a recent CSIS report said.

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Shortage of Drone Pilots Leads to Health Issues Among Air Force Personnel, GAO Report Says

Since 9/11, there has been a dramatic increase in the demand for trained personnel to operate the Air Force’s drones because they have become increasing important in providing intelligence and 24-hour surveillance for national security. But the Air Force does not have enough pilots and operators to meet its staffing targets for unmanned aircrafts, causing mental and physical health problems for existing personnel, a Government Accountability Office report said.

Five burn-in’ questions on the ‘real robotic revolution’

A future where artificial intelligence controls Washington D.C. may not be far off, according to a new book from Peter Singer and August Cole: “Burn-In, a Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution.” Like the authors’ previous book, “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World...

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