June 9, 2023

Pentagon Releases New Contractor Cyber Rules

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Morning Coffee logoThe Pentagon printed regulations this week requiring contractors and sub-contractors to report  “cyber incidents that result in an actual or potentially adverse effect” on either the contractor’s information system and data, or its ability to “provide operationally critical support,” reports The Hill.

Defense IQ presents the list and the basics on the 10 largest defense contractors in the world. No surprises, concludes The National Interest, which explains further how the five largest defense contractors, all US companies, came to gain their positions.

The top-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Adam Smith (WA), stopped short of saying he was”depressed” about the military budget, reports Military.com, but painted a picture of continued budget cuts and political stalemates.

Affordability is keeping politicians from building a larger Navy, which they want, reports Real Clear Defense, but concludes that the proportionate cost in the defense budget is affordable.

On-line drone pilot training, a PhD in unmanned vehicle systems, a Master’s Degree in unmanned vehicle systems engineering, and a professional certificate in unmanned aircraft systems project management area all now available through Unmanned Vehicle University, a Phoenix-based, on-line operation, reports Fortune.

The Congressional Budget Office projects the lowest deficit in eight years, the result of higher revenue from corporate and individual income taxes, reports The Hill. At the release of the report, the Republican-appointed director of the nonpartisan CBO, Keith Hall, repeated an earlier finding, tax cuts do not pay for themselves.

Researchers find more than a quarter of veterans, homeless at their first Veterans Affairs visit, were separated for misconduct and their risk for homelessness nearly five times greater than troops with normal separations, reports Military.com.

Yorktown News of Cuerno, TX, notes the courage and service of native son, Senior Chief Petty Officer Frank J. Perez III, upon his retirement from the United States Navy on Aug. 17 at NAS Patuxent River, MD, after 26 years of service.

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