May 22, 2022

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Survey: Top Concern of IT Workers Is Hacking

Cybersecurity

An online survey of IT experts — many working at civilian federal agencies — found that hacking is their biggest concern. DoD employees, however, were more likely to list foreign governments as the top threat.

Navy Makes Changes to Basic Training

Training

The US Navy is revamping its boot camp basics to include 10 weeks of training instead of eight and adding more mentorship, life skills, and personal and professional development portions to the curriculum.

TPP to Host United Way Briefing

United Way

The Patuxent Partnership will present “Staying United Across COVID-19 Impacts” from 8:30 to 9:30 am January 11, 2022. The virtual program will include a briefing with Mel Brennan, CEO of the United Way of Southern Maryland.

Navy Bests Army in Annual Football Matchup

Navy

The US Naval Academy Midshipmen beat the Army Black Nights in the annual football matchup Saturday 17-13. Navy now leads the historic series 62-52-7.

DoD Creates New UFO Task Force

UFO

The Defense Department will streamline the collection and analysis of UFO reports, following the government’s acknowledgment that these reports are worth studying and might pose a threat to national security.

Supply Chain Woes Won’t Stop Holiday Dinners for Troops

Supply Chain

Global supply chain problems won’t stop troops from a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 400,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings are making their way to troops stationed all over the globe.

US, Allies Charge Several in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware cyber

Europol said it has arrested five suspected hackers who are accused of ransomware attacks and are thought to be part of the ransomware gang REvil. The US Department of Justice also has charged a Ukrainian citizen linked to REvil for orchestrating a July ransomware attack against a US tech firm.

NavSec: Navy Needs a Budget Increase

NavSec Carlos Del Toro says the US Navy needs a budget increase if the service is to reach its shipbuilding goals and meet the “significant” threat from China.

US or China. Who Is Winning AI Battle?

AI

Which country has the best artificial intelligence technology in the world? It depends on who you ask. These military cybersecurity experts have differing opinions.

Atwa, Wanted for Role in 1985 Hijacking That Killed Local Sailor, Dies

Hijacking

Ali Atwa, a senior Hezbollah operative who was on the FBI’s most wanted list for his role in in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 that led to the death of a US Navy diver Robert D. Stethem of Waldorf, MD.