‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

James P. Cochrane is paid $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal… Please follow and like us:

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Navy Begs For Two-Year Budget (Not 2 Weeks)

Richard Spencer, Navy Secretary, at the Newseum WASHINGTON: Congress should strike a budget deal to fund the federal government for at least two years, the Secretary of the Navy said today. The armed forces and defense industry need at least 24 months of predictable, stable funding so they can make investments and operate efficiently, Richard Spencer… Please follow and like us:

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Pentagon Data Leaked Online Because Of Misconfigured Amazon Server

Information collected by the United States Department of Defense, including two Pentagon unified combatant commands, was left exposed online for anyone to access, according to security researcher Chris Vickery. The director of cyber risk research at cybersecurity firm Upguard discovered three Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 cloud storage buckets that were configured to allow any person… Please follow and like us:

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Pentagon’s Twitter Blunder As They Retweet Trump Resignation Tweet

In an apparent gaffe, the official Twitter page of the Department of Defense retweeted a post which called for President Donald Trump to step down from his post. The original tweet was made by a Twitter user by the name of PROUD RESISTER in which he called for the resignation of Roy Moore and Senator Al… Please follow and like us:

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US Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being Stretched to Possible Breaking Point

Add U.S. lawmakers to the ranks of those worried the country’s special operations forces are being stretched to a possible breaking point. Pentagon officials raised the issue months ago, telling lawmakers in May the continuous, heavy reliance on the most elite U.S. forces was threatening to erode their capabilities. Since then, such concerns have only grown,… Please follow and like us:

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Robots ‘Will Replace Humans on the Battlefield’

The role of humans on the battlefield will be replaced by high-tech robotic killing machines, a U.S. military chief has said. Speaking at the third annual “Mad Scientist” conference recently at Georgetown University, Lieutant General Sean B. MacFarland said the nature of warfare would be transformed by killer robots and artificial intelligence. “We’re standing on the… Please follow and like us:

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Tech Titans Gather at White House to Modernize Government

A slew of high tech heavyweights, some of whom have criticized President Donald Trump’s policies, huddled at the White House Monday as the administration kicked off its “technology week.” The chief executive officers of companies ranging from Amazon (the world’s largest internet company by revenue) to cloud computing giant VMware, held meetings with White House and… Please follow and like us:

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Trade surplus good for America?

When we discuss international trade and balance of payments, there are two types of accounts. There is the current account, which includes goods and services imported and exported and receives the most political attention. In 2016, the American people imported $479 billion worth of goods and services from Chinese producers, and we sold $170 billion worth… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon Applies Its AI Tools to Cyber Security

This article originally appeared on The Motley Fool. Amazon.com, Inc. has been making quite a push into the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Its most public example of this effort, Alexa, its voice-activated digital assistant, controls the Echo smart speaker and Echo Dot, which were top sellers on Amazon’s website over the holidays. Those familiar with… Please follow and like us:

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