Month: March 2021

March 25, 2021

National Security  U.S. Marine Corps This month, Marines trained to execute a Networked Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) spanning five separate Pacific islands. The exercise successfully demonstrated integrated operations to seize and defend key maritime terrain, provided low-signature sustainment, and executed long-range precision fires in support of naval operations. Comment: EABO is an operational concept to address …

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March 19, 2021

National Security  Cybersecurity A senior administration official reported we have learned key lessons from the SolarWinds breach regarding visibility and market. For the first time, the Administration has allowed private-sector companies to participate in the Unified Coordination Group (UCG) because a public-private partnership is foundational in cybersecurity. The SolarWinds threat actor used privileged access through U.S. …

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March 12, 2021

National Security  Cybersecurity With 80% of U.S. critical infrastructure in private ownership –protecting the private sector goes in hand with ensuring our national and economic security. Of note, the Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization System (RADICS) program, led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is under development “to reduce cyber attacked electric grid down …

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March 5, 2021

National Security  Ukraine President Biden recently stated, “we reaffirm a simple truth: Crimea is Ukraine.” Additionally, Secretary of State Blinken stated the U.S. welcomes Ukraine’s Crimean Platform, and looks forward to continuing to work with Ukraine, our allies and partners to end Russia’s occupation. Of note, Ukraine rescheduled its Crimean (de-occupation) Platform Summit from May to August. Comment: International …

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