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Status of High-Energy Laser (HEL) Vulnerability Activities

A researcher with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command inquired about the status of the following HEL vulnerability activities: Joint HEL Threat Card Configuration/Layout Joint HEL Vulnerability Module (VM) Configuration/Layout Joint HEL VM…

Target Geometry Models for Survivability Analysis

DSIAC was asked to locate a specific small twin-turboprop aircraft target geometric model (TGM) to support a survivability analysis, specifically on aircraft combat incident forensics. DSIAC serves as the host for a variety of DoD-related…

Addressing Technology Gaps in Aircraft Vulnerability

DSIAC subject matter experts (SMEs) assisted in addressing a long-standing technology gap related to a given military aircraft vulnerability for certain combat situations. DSIAC leveraged established relationships with additional experts in the field of survivability and…

Articles

America Needs a Secure Supply of Critical Minerals

Critical minerals, including rare earth elements and metals, are the new oil. The modern world has become accustomed to and dependent on technologies that require rare earth parts. Yet for decades, as the U.S. fought and won battles against its dependence on foreign oil, it ceded complete control to China for rare earths and most

Energy Department Details Gaps in Capability to Mitigate Effects of Cyber Attacks on U.S. Electric Grid

US Department of Energy (DOE) releases report that assesses the risk of cyber threats to the U.S. power grid. DOE said Wednesday the report “Assessment of Electricity Disruption Incident Response Capabilities” was prepared in accordance with President Donald Trump’s executive order that aims to build up the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and federal networks. The

North Korea Hasn”t Stopped Launching Cyberattacks Amid Peace Talks

As Kim Jong-un speaks publicly about nuclear disarmament, North Korea’s hacker army continues to launch cyberattacks against different businesses across Asia, Europe and the U.S., according to private sector analysts and former U.S. officials. Experts from several cybersecurity firms — Dell SecureWorks, McAfee, Symantec, FireEye and Recorded Future — all told CyberScoop that activity from