January 18, 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.

Can Robot Targets Pivot to Virus Warriors?

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A maker of realistically moving robot targets used in military training exercises is retrofitting some of his robots go on the offensive to kill coronavirus, scouring enclosures with ultraviolet light.

Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts Navy P-8A

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The Russian fighter jet, Su-35, makes an unsafe and “irresponsible” intercept of Navy P-8A over the Mediterranean Sea.

UFOs in DoD Ranges & Airspace Prompt New Guidelines

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A series of sightings of unknown, highly advanced aircraft intruding on Navy strike groups and other sensitive military formations and facilities has prompted new guidelines to the fleet for reporting sightings of any UFOs.

Putin Touts Invincible Nuclear Weapons as Russian Elections Near

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Putin touts infinite-range missiles that are cannot be intercepted with a video showing hits on the US homeland. Western experts suggest he’s exaggerating Russia’s capabilities, but also warn of immediate needs in the US defenses and nuclear platforms.

Tax Bill Benefits Contractors, Maybe Not VA

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The GOP tax reform bill heading to President Donald Trump appears to benefit federal contractors, but some negotiations may have dashed bipartisan hopes for a VA health plan overhaul.