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Which Ties Will Bind? Big Tech, Lessons from Ukraine, and Implications for Taiwan

Which Ties Will Bind? Big Tech, Lessons from...

Several U.S. technology companies have played important roles in supporting Ukraine’s military to combat Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country and in helping the Ukrainian government maintain critical functions. This…

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China’s Global Investments: Data and Transparency Challenges

China’s Global Investments: Data and Transparency...

During the past 20 years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China) has significantly increased its investment overseas. In 1999, China launched its “Go Global Strategy” to support the…

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Top Cyber Actions for Securing Water Systems

Top Cyber Actions for Securing Water Systems

Water and Wastewater Systems Sector entities (herein referred to as “water systems”) run operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems that are too often vulnerable to cyberattacks. This fact…

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Presidential Transition Act:  Provisions and Funding

Presidential Transition Act: Provisions and...

The constitutional transfer of power and authority from an incumbent American President to a successor is a momentous occasion in American government. In the present day, this transfer of authority…

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Defending Federal Interests: Open Source Security

Defending Federal Interests: Open Source Security

The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC) and Tidelift brought together government and industry leaders to discuss the challenges and approaches to open source security. Roundtable participants shared their insights…

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Overcoming Internal Roadblocks to Infrastructure Modernization

Overcoming Internal Roadblocks to Infrastructure...

Successful modernization involves both human and technology elements — people, culture, processes, and systems. But with any project, bottlenecks can form that impede and delay progress. At this roundtable, Federal…

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Threat Intelligence Evolution: Strategies for Safeguarding Government and Critical Infrastructure

Threat Intelligence Evolution: Strategies for...

Threats to IT infrastructure and individuals are becoming more sophisticated and harder to identify, especially on mobile devices. Research shows major advanced persistent threat (APT) and nation state actors are…

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Converting a Political- to a Military-Strategic Objective

Converting a Political- to a Military-Strategic...

Political objectives are usually achieved by using one’s military power. Converting political objectives into achievable military-strategic objectives is the primary responsibility of military-strategic leadership. This process is largely an art…

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24 for ’24: Urgent Recommendations in Law, Media, Politics, and Tech for Fair and Legitimate 2024 U.S. Elections

24 for ’24: Urgent Recommendations in Law, Media,...

The United States electoral process, and indeed American democracy itself, is under great stress. Over the last two decades, hyperpolarized politics and very close elections have led to fights over…

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From “Made in China” to “Created in China:” Intellectual Property Rights in the People’s Republic of China

From “Made in China” to “Created in China:”...

Friction between the United States and the People’s Republic of China on technology captures the headlines regularly. While there continue to be intellectual property rights violations in China, China analysts…

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Wicked Deterrence Challenge: The Changing Strategic Landscape

Wicked Deterrence Challenge: The Changing...

The National Security Strategy of the United States laid out that the Nation is entering a decisive decade—not only for itself but also for the world. The current era of…

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Don’t Get Lost in the Numbers: An Analytic Framework for Nuclear Force Requirements Debates

Don’t Get Lost in the Numbers: An Analytic...

This article proposes an approach to nuclear force sizing debates based on a framework built on four analytic dimensions: overarching risk management approaches; deterrence and assurance objectives; strategic force employment…

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Accelerating Cyber Leader Development: A Call to Action for Service War Colleges

Accelerating Cyber Leader Development: A Call to...

Cyber leaders find their organizations under constant cyber attack from millions of daily intrusions disrupting everything from our electoral system to our social media feeds. Today, cyberspace provides both technological…

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Microgrids for the 21st Century: The Case for a Defense Energy Architecture

Microgrids for the 21st Century: The Case for a...

The Department of Defense needs a new approach to electrical grid infrastructure to maintain security and access to operational energy. Recent natural disasters and cyberattacks have exposed the vulnerability of…

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Position, Navigation, and Timing Weaponization in the Maritime Domain: Orientation in the Era of Great Systems Conflict

Position, Navigation, and Timing Weaponization in...

The jamming and spoofing of Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Automatic Identification System (AIS) information has escalated in the last half-dozen years from simple demonstrations of capability to truly…

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