// by Lindsey Wilkinson

U.S. Ranks as Most Cyber-Capable Nation With China Close Behind

A new report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) shows that cybersecurity and cyber policies have moved to the forefront of the international landscape. And, despite a somewhat shaky 12 months, the United States remains the most "cyber-capable" nation, according to the think tank. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO Says DOD May Underestimate the Risk of IT Acquisitions

The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to spend $12 billion on its 29 largest business information technology systems during fiscal years 2019-2022. But the Government Accountability Office says DOD may be underestimating the risks for some of its acquisitions. Keep Reading

// by Bridget Johnson

Raul Ortiz Named Chief of U.S. Border Patrol

Ortiz replaces Rodney Scott, who was named Border Patrol chief in January 2020 after Carla Provost, the first woman to lead the agency, stepped down. Scott said he had received a letter telling him he had “3 options- relocate, resign, or retire.” Keep Reading

// by Lindsey Wilkinson

World Climate and Security Report Reveals Strain on Military and Security Services

A new report from the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS) reveals that the increasing pace and intensity of climate hazards will strain military and security services around the world as they are called on to respond to climate-driven crises, as well as tackling direct climate threats to their own infrastructure and readiness. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

NATO Cracks Down on ‘Threat Multiplier’ Climate Change

NATO acknowledges that climate change puts resilience and civil preparedness to the test, affects the planning and the resilience of its military installations and critical infrastructure, and may create harsher conditions for its operations. Consequently, its new Climate Change and Security Action Plan aims to increase the organization’s awareness, adaptation, mitigation, and outreach efforts. Keep Reading

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