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Defense Daily, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 55

DOT&E Report: WIN-T Increment 2 Ready For Combat

Procurement of the Army's mobile network was halted when tests showed it was vulnerable to a near-peer adversary, but recent tests show the slimmed-down version of the maligned Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is ready for combat, according to a classified report on the system's most recent evaluation.Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) conducted follow-on operational…

Blaming North Korea For WannaCry, White House Wants Greater Cooperation With Industry

The Trump administration on Tuesday publicly attributed a global ransomware attack earlier this year to the North Korean government, saying the release of the WannaCry malware demonstrates the need for the government and industry to further enhance their collaboration to better secure the U.S. and its critical infrastructures from cyber threats.In addition to the U.S.,…

House Democrats Request Investigations, Briefing From DHS On Russian Voting System Attacks

House Democrats are requesting Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) bring DHS and FBI officials to brief all members of Congress on future election security priorities and direct all relevant committees to investigate Russian attempts to hack into 21 states’ voting systems during the 2016 election.In a letter sent Tuesday to Ryan, representatives from 18 of the…

Boeing Unveils Its MQ-25 Unmanned Carrier Tanker Competitor

Boeing [BA] unveiled its competitor for the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier tanker program on Tuesday, revealing the first photo of the aircraft.The MQ-25 is geared for aircraft carrier-based aerial refueling to extend the combat range of the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, and Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35C fighters.In the October final request…

Senate Leaders Negotiating New Federal Funding Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Dec. 19 that he and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are trying to reach an agreement to prevent the government from shutting down when the current continuing resolution (CR) that funds federal operations expires in a few days.“Those conversations, I think, will speed up after the tax…