AROUND THE WORLD
U.S. and Algeria Discuss Ousting Mali Militants
Iranian warships dock in Sudan — indeed, an entire Iranian naval task force.
ON THE FIGHT
Cyber reconnaissance — or computer network exploitation (CNE) in the U.S. lexicon — represents the cutting edge of the burgeoning exploitation discipline.
ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF
“The top U.S. House Armed Services Committee Republican, in a sharply worded Oct. 29 letter, told President Barack Obama that his recounting of the events around a deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya sounds “implausible.” That charge came in a letter from Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., to Obama. It is the latest criticism congressional Republicans have launched at Obama or his top Cabinet officials about their handling of a deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya.”
The Department of Defense released the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) appropriated top line budget for fiscal 2012 this week. The total request, which includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, is $21.5 billion. The department determined that releasing this top line figure does not jeopardize any classified activities within the MIP.
Pentagon plans to buy iPhones, Androids in threat to BlackBerry’s market share.
Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.