Tag Archives: North Korea

State Secretary Antony Blinken Receives First Wash100 Award

Antony Blinken Secretary of State

Antony Blinken, secretary of the State Department, has received his first Wash100 Award, the most prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon). Visit GovCon Wire to read Blinken's full 2021 Wash100 Award profile. To vote for him as one of your favorite executives of this year's Wash100 Award, visit Wash100.com to cast your TEN votes before April 30th, 2021.

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Cybereason: Cyber Group ‘Kimsuky’ Uses New Malware, Spyware Suite to Target Gov’t, Defense Orgs

Cyber threat

A research team at Cybereason has found that Kimsuky, a cyber espionage group linked to the government of North Korea, is using a new malware strain called CSPY Downloader and spyware suite KGH_SPY to perform attacks on defense and government organizations, human rights groups and research and pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

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Frost & Sullivan: DoD’s FY 2018 Budget Plan Reflects Increase in Operations & Maintenance, R&D Accounts

A Frost & Sullivan report has found the Defense Department‘s budget request for fiscal year 2018 represents a 9 percent rise, or approximately $52 billion, over the FY 2017 budget plan with significant increases in operations and maintenance as well as research, development, testing and evaluation accounts. The market research firm said Wednesday it …

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Report: South Korea Eyes Purchase of Boeing-Built Anti-Submarine Patrol Aircraft

South Korea could acquire four Boeing-built P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft amid North Korea’s continued test firing of submarine-launched ballistic missiles, Korea JoongAng Daily reported Thursday. Jeong Yong-Soo and Kang Jin-Kyu write that the South Korean military considers a possible purchase of maritime patrol aircraft that work to detect North Korean submarines and avoid “surprise” attacks. The report said the …

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Juan Zarate on his Latest Book ‘Treasury’s War’, Private-Public Financial Collaboration in National Security Efforts, and the Power of the ‘Carrot’ of Financial Inclusion

On the heels of the late 2013 release of his second book, Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare, Juan Zarate caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss his and the Treasury Department's work in the years after 9/11 to promote U.S. national security interests through sophisticated …

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