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Month: September 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – September 22, 2021

Future Vertical Lift transforming Army aviation to prepare for peer and near-peer threats Major General Walter T. Rugen, director of the Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team for the U.S. Army, and Brigadier General Robert Barrie, program executive officer of aviation in the U.S. Army, discuss the transformation of Army aviation through the Future Vertical Lift […]

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Army Modernization: Future Vertical Lift

In preparation for Great Power Competition with Russia and China, a strategy that includes renewed emphasis on nuclear deterrence and stronger NATO and Indo-Pacific military capabilities, the United States Army is planning to retire its signature aircrafts, like the Apache and Black Hawk, and replace them with the next generation of helicopters. This new initiative […]

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Defense Department has successfully adapted to continuing resolutions, Government Accountability Office finds

The Defense Department (DoD) has operated under a continuing resolution (CR) for 11 out of the last 12 fiscal years, freezing spending at the previous year’s level. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) studied the impact that operating under a CR has on DoD. Operating under a CR is not ideal or particularly efficient, but DoD […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – September 21, 2021

Former CIA official on ransomware attacks: “You’re not going to solve this problem” Ron Marks, president of ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies, discusses new Treasury Department sanctions for preventing cyber criminals from profiting from ransomware attacks   Intelligence community must warn policymakers about climate security risks, says climate security expert Erin Sikorsky, director of […]

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Former CIA official on ransomware attacks: “You’re not going to solve this problem”

The Department of Homeland Security says ransomware attacks have doubled in the last four years. The Treasury Department will create sanctions to try to prevent cyber criminals from profiting from those attacks. Ron Marks, president of ZPN Cyber and National Security Strategies, former CIA official and intelligence advisor to two Senate majority leaders, said the […]

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Intelligence community must warn policymakers about climate security risks, says climate security expert

Extreme weather events this summer showed the risks of climate change are growing. Beyond just being a problem for the weather, climate change disasters can lead to instability and conflict, threatening security. Erin Sikorsky, director of The Center for Climate and Security who previously served on the National Intelligence Council, said the intelligence community must […]

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