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    Will 2017 finally be the year of cybersecurity? Picks of the Week

    From Awareness to Action: A Cybersecurity Agenda for the 45th President | CSIS Russian Hacking Illustrates Increasing Role of Cybersecurity in Geopolitical Warfare | The Hill In 2017, real action on cybersecurity will happen after loss of life | CSO Online Cybersecurity stories dominated the headlines in 2016, so it is unsurprising that new reports and many cybersecurity experts claim that 2017 will see continued nation-state cyber attacks, bigger and … Read More

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    A Pivot to the East in the Struggle for Power in Cyberspace

    As the U.S. relationship with China and Russia continues to deteriorate—cyber-espionage accusations straining relations with the former, the crisis in Ukraine complicating ties with the latter—the two Eastern superpowers joined forces last week to sign a new cybersecurity pact. The deal between China and Russia unites our main cyberspace adversaries and signals Russia’s pivot to the East, all of which will likely exacerbate cybersecurity tensions all around. According to the … Read More

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    The Case for the New Congress to Restore Defense Earmarks

    Pell Center Executive Director Dr. Jim Ludes and Ms. Kelly Mendell, President of MIKEL, a RI based defense company, published an op-ed today calling for the restoration of Congressional earmarks for defense research and development.  An excerpt is below.  The full piece is available at at RollCall.com. A Rose by Any Other Name: It’s Time to Bring Earmarks Back to Defense R&D  By James M. Ludes and Kelly Mendell Nov. … Read More

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    DoD on Cybersecurity, Homelessness and Obama Administration Strategy | Picks of the Week

    DoD Focus on Cybersecurity and Innovation In Newport, Hagel says defense establishment must push for greater innovation | The Providence Journal Pentagon to introduce reforms for speedier buying  | Washington Business Journal   Five Questions with Francesca Spidalieri | Providence Business News As Congressional, Pentagon, and industry leaders gather in Newport this week to take part in the Defense Innovation Days Conference and discuss the future of innovation and technology in … Read More