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Former US ambassador: Build local ties to stem crisis in Iraq

The former U.S. ambassador to Iraq said June 19 that the U.S. response to the crisis in Iraq needs to include an emphasis on building relationships with local leaders.

Study: Sequester impact on DHS agencies uneven in their contract obligations

While sequestration resulted in a 4-percent decline across the Homeland Security Department's funded contract obligations, its impact was uneven across the department's various agencies and bureaus, a new study has shown.

Cybercrime costs global economy as much as $575B a year, new report says

Cybercrime is costing the global economy from $375 billion to as high as $575 billion annually, a new report estimated.

Panel: Innovation around big data can improve security, but privacy must also be weighed

As governments and communities become more awash in data from sensors, smartphones, wireless networks and other technologies, there are significant opportunities to harness that information to improve society and its security. But there is also a balancing act with privacy that needs greater examination and discussion, according to a panel of security experts who spoke May 20 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

CSIS calls for new unmanned systems office at Pentagon

The Defense Department needs a prominent office dedicated to advocating for unmanned systems technology, says a report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Wheeler outlines military spectrum challenges

As the military deals with the growing demand for spectrum, it's also challenged by the need to relocate to different frequency bands and coordinate with spectrum users in foreign countries, Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Wheeler said.

Island economy prevents easy resolution of Puerto Rico's drug trafficking problem, says report

A prerequisite to tackling the drug trafficking threat to the United States mainland posed by Puerto Rico is resolving systemic economic problems, says a  report  published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

U.S.-EU split on data privacy could upend the Internet, diplomat says

Suspending the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework would have major repercussions – not just for trade, but for the nature of the Internet, said Francois Rivasseau, deputy head of the EU Delegation to the United States.

The Iran sanctions dispute and the power of the presidency

The clash over sanctions against Iran between President Obama and members of Congress--including Democrats--has complicated the idea that the president has more leeway on foreign affairs issues than domestic matters.

Gulf region emerges as a cyber conflict flashpoint

The Gulf region of the Middle East has emerged as a flashpoint for cyber conflict after becoming infected with targeted advanced malware such as Stuxnet and as area governments have also become sensitized to the Internet's new role as a protest organizing tool, writes the Center for Strategic and International Studies' James Lewis.