Military technology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30086/all en US Energy Department was hacking victim http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-energy-department-was-hacking-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Department of Energy on Monday confirmed it was the target of a cyber attack in January, which stole employee and contractor data, but said no classified data was compromised.</p> <p>The agency, in a memo to staff released to AFP by a spokeswoman, said the "cyber incident that occurred in mid-January" targeted the agency's network and "resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of employee and contractor personally identifiable information."</p> <p>The agency, which manages the country's nuclear energy programs, said it had begun a probe with federal law enforcement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/us-energy-department-was-hacking-victim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Hacking Labor Law Military technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:16:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745884 at http://www.globalpost.com As war changes, new U.S. medal honors drone pilots, cyber warriors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/war-changes-new-us-medal-honors-drone-pilots-cyber-warriors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* New medal is Pentagon's ninth highest, above Bronze Star</p> <p>* Unlike other combat medals, does not require acts of "valor"</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - In a nod to the changing nature of warfare, the Pentagon on Wednesday created a new medal recognizing combat contributions of people like drone pilots and cyber warriors who are reshaping the battlefield, even from thousands of miles away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/war-changes-new-us-medal-honors-drone-pilots-cyber-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:31:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755186 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon creates new medal for cyber, drone warriors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pentagon-creates-new-medal-cyber-drone-warriors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Pentagon unveiled a new medal on Wednesday to honor "extraordinary" troops who launch cyber attacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat.</p> <p>Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, announcing the new "Distinguished Warfare Medal," said it was time to recognize those who play a crucial role in modern warfare with hi-tech weapons far from the frontline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/pentagon-creates-new-medal-cyber-drone-warriors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology Technology War AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:56:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755685 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN - Cyberwar: culture of silence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/column-cyberwar-culture-silence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Ian Bremmer is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.)</p> <p>By Ian Bremmer</p> <p>Feb 19 (Reuters) - American companies are at war, but don't ask them why. They won't tell. They're besieged not by one another, but by hackers who target their intellectual property and confidential information.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/column-cyberwar-culture-silence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Electronic warfare Entertainment Hacking Military technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760406 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama eases export controls on some military spare parts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/obama-eases-export-controls-some-military-spare-parts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - The Obama administration has notified Congress of plans to modify U.S. weapon and ammunition export controls to make it easier for American companies to export spare parts for aircraft and gas turbine engines, the White House said on Friday.</p> <p>Currently, everything on the U.S. Munitions List "is controlled equally, whether an F-18 fighter or a bolt that has been modified for use on that F-18, and each of these items requires an individual license," the White House said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/obama-eases-export-controls-some-military-spare-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Identifiers Military technology Politics United States Department of Commerce War Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777543 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama pushes ahead with export control changes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-obama-pushes-ahead-export-control-changes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Move is part of ongoing process to update Cold War-era rules</p> <p>* Congress has 30 days to block proposed changes</p> <p>* Bomb racks, missile launchers not affected by proposed changes (Adds quotes, details; adds byline)</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-obama-pushes-ahead-export-control-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Identifiers Military technology Politics United States Department of Commerce War Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:15:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777732 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-White House aide says cyber security a challenge to U.S.-China ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-white-house-aide-says-cyber-security-challenge-us-chin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>NEW YORK, March 11 (Reuters) - Cyber security has become a growing challenge to the economic relationship between China and the United States and Beijing should recognize the scope of the problem, White House national security adviser Tom Donilon said on Monday.</p> <p>U.S. businesses have been increasingly concerned about the targeted theft of confidential business information and proprietary technologies through cyber intrusions emanating from China, Donilon said in a speech to The Asia Society.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-white-house-aide-says-cyber-security-challenge-us-chin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Environment Hacking Health Military technology Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5780045 at http://www.globalpost.com Growing cyber threat to US infrastructure: spy chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/growing-cyber-threat-us-infrastructure-spy-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States faces a mounting danger from cyber attacks on its infrastructure while digital espionage threatens to undercut the military's technological edge, the intelligence chief said Tuesday.</p> <p>Citing "increasing risk to US critical infrastructure," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said in an annual report to Congress that "unsophisticated" attacks could penetrate poorly protected computer networks for power grids or similar systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130312/growing-cyber-threat-us-infrastructure-spy-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology War AFP Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:08:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5780704 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Obama says some Chinese cyber attacks state sponsored http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130313/urgent-obama-says-some-chinese-cyber-attacks-state-sponsored <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Wednesday that some, but not necessarily all, cyber attacks on US firms and infrastructure originating in China were "state sponsored."</p> <p>In an interview with ABC News, Obama also cautioned about the need to avoid "war rhetoric" when discussing cyber attacks, and called on Congress to act to strengthen cyber security while protecting civil liberties.</p> <p>col/jm </p> Barack Obama Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology AFP Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:45:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5782160 at http://www.globalpost.com As cyber threats build against U.S., CEOs ask for "light touch" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/cyber-threats-against-us-ramping-obama-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Susan Heavey and Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Corporate leaders from the defence, technology, energy and banking industries told President Barack Obama on Wednesday they agreed cyber attacks were a top security threat but that they were looking for a "light touch" from the government in response to the risk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/cyber-threats-against-us-ramping-obama-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Electronic warfare Environment Hacking Health Military technology Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:30:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782389 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama, China's Xi discuss cybersecurity dispute in phone call http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/obama-chinas-xi-discuss-cybersecurity-dispute-phone-call <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took mounting U.S. concerns about computer hacking straight to China's president on Thursday in a sign of how seriously the United States takes the threat of cyber attacks emanating from China.</p> <p>A day after meeting with U.S. corporate CEOs in the White House Situation Room about cyber threats, Obama spoke by phone with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the cyber issue as well as North Korea's nuclear challenge, currency and trade issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/obama-chinas-xi-discuss-cybersecurity-dispute-phone-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Electronic warfare Environment Hacking Health Military technology Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:45:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783939 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. to press China on cyber attacks, seek deeper ties -official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/us-press-china-cyber-attacks-seek-deeper-ties-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will press China to take "serious steps" to stop cyber attacks directed at the United States and urge the administration of new Chinese President Xi Jinping to accelerate economic reforms, a U.S. official said on Friday.</p> <p>Lew's visit to Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday comes at a crucial time, the official told reporters on condition of anonymity. "China is undergoing their once-in-a-decade leadership transition and, of course, their reform process is at a crossroads."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/us-press-china-cyber-attacks-seek-deeper-ties-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China–United States relations Crown Prince Party Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology Politics Tuanpai Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5784623 at http://www.globalpost.com China Premier Li rejects 'groundless' US hacking accusations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/china-premier-li-rejects-groundless-us-hacking-accusations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's new premier Li Keqiang on Sunday rejected US accusations of hacking, saying that Beijing did not support cyber spying after President Barack Obama stepped up rhetoric on the issue.</p> <p>"China itself is a major victim of cyber attacks," Li told a news conference after China's parliament meeting. "China doesn't support cyber attacks. Indeed we oppose such activities.</p> <p>"I think we should not make groundless accusations against each other and spend more time doing practical work that will contribute to cyber security," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/china-premier-li-rejects-groundless-us-hacking-accusations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Li Keqiang Military technology AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785763 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ China Premier Li rejects 'groundless' US hacking accusations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/urgent-china-premier-li-rejects-groundless-us-hacking-accusations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's new premier Li Keqiang on Sunday rejected US accusations of hacking, saying that Beijing did not support cyber spying after President Barack Obama stepped up rhetoric on the issue.</p> <p>"China itself is a major victim of cyber attacks," Li said after China's parliament meeting. "I think we should not make groundless accusations against each other and spend more time doing practical work that will contribute to cyber security."</p> <p>bur/slb/mtp</p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785767 at http://www.globalpost.com China's new premier seeks "new type" of ties with U.S http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/china-us-should-stop-war-words-hacking-says-new-chinese-premier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pledged on Sunday to work with U.S. President Barack Obama to forge "a new type of relationship" for the sake of peace in the Asia-Pacific region, and said the war of words about cyber-hacking must end.</p> <p>Li did not specifically mention the U.S. military "pivot" towards Asia which has concerned China nor Beijing's territorial spats with its neighbours, stressing instead the common interests between the world's top two economic powers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/china-us-should-stop-war-words-hacking-says-new-chinese-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic warfare Hacking Military technology Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5785780 at http://www.globalpost.com