IT Supply Chain Vulnerabilities from China

06/22/2017
2017-06-16 By Danny Lam East Asia has played a role in the US / World microelectronics supply chain since the end of WWII, beginning with production of equipment for the U.S. forces occupying Japan, later assembly operations in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and when PRC…

Indian Navy Visits Capetown

06/22/2017
2017-06-22 by Dean Wingrin, defenceWeb In the final stages of a three-and-a-half month, two ocean goodwill and naval exercise mission, Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tarkash arrived in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town, on Wednesday morning. The relationship between India and South Africa dates back two centuries, with three Indian Navy ships…

US Intelligence Setback: A Warning Call About the Need to Protect Personal Data

05/22/2017
2017-05-22 By Ed Timperlake A threshold now may have been tragically crossed in Electronic Surveillance. Meta data collection is merging with machine-based analysis to filter actionable intelligence. And this information can now be merged with facial recognition software and ubiquitous camera presence. In a police state like the PRC, this…

Aussie P-8 Does First Search and Rescue at Sea

05/18/2017
2017-05-18 Not yet operational, an Aussie P-8 on a training mission, performed a search and rescue mission at sea. According to an article published May 17, 2017 on the Australian Department of Defence website: The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) latest maritime surveillance and response capability—the P-8A Poseidon,has assisted with…

Cyber Hammering Requires Cyber Defense

05/18/2017
2017-05-15 The President has recently signed a new executive order on cyber security. According to an article by Brooke Singman published by Fox News on May 11, 2017: President Trump took aim at the federal government’s vulnerability to computer hacking Thursday, signing an executive order that mandates a top-down review…

Italian Air Force Concludes NATO Mission in Iceland

05/06/2017
2017-05-06  According to an article published on the Italian Ministry of Defence website, Italian Air Force participation in the NATO Interim Air Policing Mission in Iceland concluded April 14, 2017. On the evening of Friday, 14 April, after a 6-hour flight and 3 air-to-air refuelling operations most of the Italian Eurofighter aircraft…