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This photograph taken in Kyiv on February 26, 2024 shows a laptop screen with a webpage of the IT Army of Ukraine group of volunteer hackers. The IT Army of Ukraine first set up in the wake of Russia’s devastating attack, and has since hugely grown in importance. It is one of a flurry of hacker groups that have flourished in wartime, countering Russia from behind their screens and operating in a legal grey area. (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Cybercom chief warns against taking lessons too early from Russia-Ukraine conflict

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict has evolved, the U.S. should be careful of taking cyber lessons from the early days of the war, Gen. Timothy Haugh said.
Staff Sgt. Gregory Fretz, cyber operations specialist with 178th Cyber Protection, Mississippi Army National Guard, monitors cyber attacks during Exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, April 21, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Renee Seruntine)

Information operations will be ‘foundational’ to future DOD efforts, Cybercom chief says

In addition to conducting information operations, the military must begin preparing for how service members and commanders will themselves be targeted, according to Gen. Timothy Haugh.
Swedish-made Archer Howitzer operated by Ukrainian members of the 45th Artillery Brigade fires toward Russian positions, in the Donetsk region, on January 20, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP via Getty Images)

Nations form new ‘capability coalitions’ to help confront Ukraine’s long-term military needs

Plans for these coalitions’ establishment and functions were in focus at the 18th UDCG meeting.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 04, 2012)- Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) personnel use specialized computer programs to conduct a forensic analysis of a hard drive. (U.S. Navy photo by Ed Buice/Released)

Congress wants DOD to study information operations from Russia-Ukraine war

The annual defense policy bill is directing an independent study on the lessons learned from information operations conducted by the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and NATO nations in…
Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost salutes during the presentation of colors at the U.S. Transportation Command change of command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Oct. 15, 2021. In a ceremony presided over by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Van Ovost took command of the joint worldwide organization. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

How US Transportation Command is using open-source info to counter China

“You see that the information is key, and how we scrape and get that information all together —  for us, bringing it up and combining it with…
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Edward Ramey, space domain characterization common operating picture segment (SDCCS) lead integration and training support for the Joint Task Force-Space Defense, looks at a computer screen at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Dec. 19, 2022. Through the partnering of the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and National Reconnaissance Office in the National Space Defense Center, JTF-SD brings to bear the full force of the U.S. Government and synchronizes space superiority planning and operations. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)

Authorized strategic intelligence disclosures are likely here to stay, US officials say

Officials described how the authorized disclosures of intelligence in the run-up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine will likely be a tactic used if tensions heat up with…
U.S. Soldier Spc. Mitchell Mcneil, assigned to 82nd Airborne 3rd Brigade Combat Team, trains with the Integrated Visual Augmentation System as a part of Project Convergence 2022 (PC22) at Camp Talega, California, Oct. 11, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Thiem Huynh)

Pentagon publishes new ‘Joint Concept for Competing,’ warning that adversaries aim to ‘win without fighting’

The Joint Staff recently published a new concept outlining how forces must compete with adversaries on a daily basis below the threshold of war.
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