New Defense Bill Would Reestablish Cybersecurity Position Previously Nixed by Trump Administration

A provision to establish a national cybersecurity director at the White House has been included in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which outlines the budget for national defense spending. In 2018, the administration of President Donald Trump eliminated a similar position.

James Langevin wearing a suit and tie sitting on a stage: The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act could provide for a new national director of cybersecurity, according to Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin.

© Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis/Getty
The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act could provide for a new national director of cybersecurity, according to Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin.

Rhode Island Democrat Congressman Jim Langevin, a senior member of the House Armed Servies Committee, co-introduced separate legislation in June to create the position. The provision included in the 2021 NDAA is based on that legislation, known as the National Cyber Director Act.

“I’ve been working on bolstering our nation’s cybersecurity for more than a decade, and it is abundantly clear the country needs someone in charge of cybersecurity at the highest levels

Read More

Trump administration adds China’s SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday added China’s top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, a move likely to escalate tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

The Department of Defense designated a total of four additional companies as owned or controlled by the Chinese military, also including China Construction Technology Co Ltd and China International Engineering Consulting Corp.

The move, first reported by Reuters on Sunday, brings the total number of companies blacklisted to 35. While the list did not initially trigger any penalties, a recent executive order issued by Republican President Donald Trump will prevent U.S. investors from buying securities of the blacklisted firms starting late next year.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington referred Reuters to prior remarks made by its Foreign Ministry spokesperson that “China firmly opposes the politicization of

Read More

U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s threat to veto a defense bill if it does not repeal legal protections for social media companies faced stiff bipartisan opposition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a confrontation with lawmakers scrambling to pass the massive bill by year-end.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Army Abrams tank leaves ship during operation Atlantic Resolve rotation in Riga port, Latvia October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Unusually, members of Trump’s Republican Party broke from the president to join Democrats in objecting to his threat to veto the annual National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a $740 billion annual bill setting policy for the Pentagon, if it does not include a measure eliminating a federal law – known as Section 230 – protecting tech companies such as Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc.

“First of all, 230 has nothing to do with the military. And I

Read More

Milley Makes Case for U.S. Military Keeping Up With Global, Technology Changes > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Defense Department News

The geopolitical world has changed mightily over a generation, but that is nothing compared with the changes in technology, and the U.S. military must keep pace to defend the nation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley touched on a wide range of subjects during a virtual talk with The Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon. Milley started with a discussion of the changes he has seen in his 40-year military career.

There’s a lot of change that’s occurred at paces that are much more rapid than in any time period we’ve ever seen in history.”

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Milley was commissioned in 1980. The United States and Soviet Union were still involved in a Cold War, and most military thinkers believed it would last through the foreseeable future. The Soviets had

Read More

Trump threatens defense bill veto if Sec 230 not revoked by Congress

  • President Donald Trump tweeted late Tuesday night that he would veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless it included a repeal of Section 230.
  • Section 230 is the part of US law that grants broad protections allowing tech companies to moderate their own platforms.
  • Trump has been trying to roll it back since Twitter first applied fact-checks to his tweets in May.
  • The NDAA is an annual defense-spending bill worth roughly $740 billion, and Trump has already threatened to veto it if lawmakers go ahead with a plan to rename Army bases named after Confederate generals.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

President Donald Trump is trying desperately to revoke a part of US law that protects Big Tech companies.

The president tweeted late Tuesday night that he would veto the National Defense Authorization Act unless it included a repeal the statute known as Section 230.

“If the very

Read More

Trump threatens to veto major defense bill unless Congress repeals Section 230, a legal shield for tech giants

President Trump on Tuesday threatened to veto an annual defense bill unless Congress repeals the federal law that spares Facebook, Google and other social-media sites from legal liability over their content-moderation decisions.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie

© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Trump delivered the ultimatum targeting the digital protections, known as Section 230, in a late-night tweet that marked a dramatic escalation in his attacks against Silicon Valley over unproven allegations that the country’s tech giants exhibit bias against conservatives.

“Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to ‘Big Tech’ (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity,” Trump tweeted.

Unless the “very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),” Trump continued, “I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent

Read More

Drone Defense System Market Size- Detailed Analysis of Current Industry Figures with Forecasts Growth By 2027

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Nov 30, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware Global Drone Defense System Market Report added at Market Study Report LLC offers industry size, share, growth, trends and forecast analysis up to 2027. Drone Defense System Market Report also covers top key players, porters five forces analysis and market segmentation in detail. This report examines the global Drone Defense System market and provides information regarding the revenue for the period 2020 to 2027.

Global Drone Defense System Market is valued approximately USD 3.6 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 64.64% over the forecast period 2020-2027. Drones have seen technological breakthroughs that give them with destruction capabilities. These drones will now be able to be launched by the military with deadly accuracy, wreaking havoc on enemy territory. The

Read More

United States Department of Defense Information Technology Report 2020-2025: Industry Convergence Propels the Industry – Press Release

Dublin, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Industry Convergence Propels US Department of Defense Information Technology, 2020-2025” report has been added to’s offering.

This research service focuses on the US Department of Defense (DoD) information technology (IT) budget requests and representative contracts. Analyses of research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and a variety of other services are also presented in this study. Contract activity for the 2019 calendar year is also included.

The DoD IT 2021 budget request consists of the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and joint service spending plans (all of which are included). The base year for financial spending is 2019, and the market forecast is from 2020 to 2025.

IT spending for the fiscal year 2021 DoD budget request is the foundation of this research. The 2021 DoD request may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle.

Read More

Aerospace and Defense Electronic Manufacturing Services Market Future Prospects 2026 | Jabil Circuit, Absolute EMS, NEO Tech

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Nov 26, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Global Aerospace and Defense Electronic Manufacturing Services Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 is latest research study released by HTF MI evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, risk side analysis, and leveraged with strategic and tactical decision-making support. The study provides information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and on the changing investment structure of the Global Aerospace and Defense Electronic Manufacturing Services Market. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Absolute EMS, NEO Tech Inc, Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, Jabil Circuit, Asteelflash, Ducommun, Neways Electronics & eolane.

You can get free access to samples from the report here:

Aerospace and Defense Electronic Manufacturing Services Market Overview:

If you are involved in the Aerospace and Defense Electronic Manufacturing Services industry or intend to be, then this study will

Read More

Global $4.42 Billion Satellite-based Earth Observation Market to 2025 – Major Players are Airbus Defense and Space, MDA, UrtheCast, and Harris

Dublin, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Satellite-based Earth Observation Market – Growth, Trends, Forecast (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

The global satellite-based Earth observation market was valued at USD 2,743.6 million in 2019, and it is expected to reach USD 4,427.2 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 8.5% during 2020-2025.

Earth observation based on satellite offers value-added solutions to the businesses regarding the technical process, asset, and data management, which is likely to boost the market growth. Enhancement of equipment for geographical information and image processing has led to enormous improvisation in the performance and price of the tools, owing to which the adoption rate is increasing, thereby fueling the market.

The use of the generated satellite images for various industries across diverse economic sectors and with a wide range of new applications, lower technology barriers, and the emergence of SMEs and

Read More