Breaking Defense, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
WASHINGTON: Cybersecurity — it’s not just for networks anymore. The trend towards what’s called “the Internet of Things” means targets can be anywhere. “If there is a computer in something, it can be cyber-attacked, and we need to be able to harden it and defend it,” the Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, Richard Hale, told me on Monday. “Whether the computer is on a desk or in a medical device or in the engine of a jet airplane, that computer has to be designed to be as resistant to attack as possible, it has to be configured securely every second, [and] it’s got to be able to be updated as quickly as possible.”
National Defense Industrial Association , Jim Burger, Henry Livingston and Tom Sharpe
As highlighted in a report by the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, a flood of counterfeit electronic parts from China threatens the reliability of sophisticated defense technologies from thermal weapon sights to advanced missile systems and from aircraft to submarines. The committee found more than 1,800 cases of counterfeit parts in defense systems. But like the proverbial tip of the iceberg, what we can see is only a small part of the problem.
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based product authentication solutions, supply chain security and anti-counterfeiting technology, announced today that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) DNA marking lab in Columbus, Ohio has now been open for over a month. On-site and on-time, the lab was fully operational on December 15, 2014 with microcircuits beginning to work their way through the administrative system and get to the Product Test Center (PTC).
EBN, Chris Robertson
(Dodd-Frank Act, Section 1502 and the pursuant SEC rule), and EU policy proposed, the pressure on the supply chain is increasing. Non-compliance is always a significant issue for business, but conflict minerals carry a highly emotive political and ethical payload. It is estimated that over five million people have died in the violence engulfing the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1998 – the most major war since World War 2.