January 24, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

SolarWinds: Pearl Harbor of American IT

A SolarWinds investor has filed suit against the IT firm Russia exploited to infiltrate 18,000 US computer systems. The lawsuit accuses SolarWinds of failing to disclose the breach. The extent and full nature of the infiltration has not been established by ongoing investigations whose findings are increasingly worrisome to IT experts.

Esper Is Trump’s New Pick for DefSec

Esper

President Donald Trump says he intends to nominate Mark Esper as the new defense secretary, David Norquist as the deputy defense secretary, and Ryan McCarthy as the Army secretary.

Deteriorating Propeller Blades Ground C-130s

Safety Stand Down

The Air Force grounded 60 C-130H Hercules aircraft after a review found their pre-1971 propeller blades could be susceptible to dangerous cracking. Five of those C-130s have had their blades replaced and returned to flying status.

DoD Plans for Space Force Combatant Command

Space Force

The Pentagon releases its four-prong approach for a Space Force combatant command as a sixth branch of the armed forces.