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Legislation to change the U.S. approach to regulating technology threats from foreign adversaries is picking up steam, with 18 senators now in support of a bill that could have serious effects on Chinese social media company TikTok.
The National Security Agency should take a stronger approach to restrict Russia’s supply of nuclear material to China, the chairmen of three key House committees said on Friday.
Congress should give the Pentagon more authority to defend against unmanned aircraft abroad, the Defense Department says.
In a legislative proposal released last week, DOD pushed for the modification of federal laws it says limit its ability to defend against drones outside of the U.S.
Seeking longer-term Ukraine assistance funding, the Pentagon has requested the renewal and modification of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative.
In its first legislative proposal package — sent to Congress last week — the Defense Department is asking for the release of $300 million from the USAI and the extension of its support through 2027.
The Defense Department’s inspector general has opened a probe involving the national security risks associated with purchases of land near military installations by foreign entities.
Special operations forces should take on a more targeted and supportive role in an evolving era of great power competition, two analysts told House lawmakers on Wednesday.
The American Apparel and Footwear Association this week urged Congress to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act for 10 years.
Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) have introduced legislation to extend tariff exclusions on Chinese goods, they said in a July 16 statement.
The Pentagon’s top weapons tester has recommended fixes to the Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower system — including mitigating toxic fumes inside the light tank — which is making “satisfactory” progress toward operational effectiveness.
The Army should establish a failure review board for the Stryker Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station-Javelin to understand why tank-killing technology, which commanders say is urgently needed, did not pass muster during operational testing, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester.
The U.S. should join with other nations to forge an investment and trade deal that would ensure all countries equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine, two analysts said on Tuesday.
U.S. allies are beginning to feel more comfortable standing up to China “so long as America is prepared to do it alongside them,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
Republican senators are urging the Pentagon to reverse course on a proposed rule that would mandate detailed tracking and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions for defense contractors, which they contend would drive up costs and prioritize “environmentalism” over national security.
The Pentagon has directed its recently rechartered Defense Innovation Board to create a task force to provide advice on the development of a national defense science and technology strategy.