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Op-Ed: Time for an International Standard for Port Cybersecurity

Published Oct 3, 2021 2:54 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By CDR Michael C. Petta] Port industry leaders recently submitted cybersecurity guidelines to the International Maritime...

China's Coast Guard Might Show Up Soon Off Central America

Published Sep 16, 2021 12:22 AM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Daniel J. Kostecka] The China Coast Guard (CCG) is growing in capability, capacity, and confidence. With an established pre...

China's Navy is Exploring Ways to Use Ferries for Military Landings

Published Sep 10, 2021 8:02 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Michael Dahm and Conor M. Kennedy] The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) has been increasing its ability to use civilian roll-o...

The Navy's Future Drone Fleet Needs Better Satcom Coverage

Published Sep 5, 2021 1:43 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Brandon Walls and Nicholas Ayrton] As times change, they demand that military doctrine and strategy change with it. Key to...

The Growing Risk of Militarized Unmanned Submersibles

Published Aug 30, 2021 7:17 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

By Andro Mathewson In late May 2021, the Israeli armed forces destroyed an armed underwater uninhabited vehicle (UUV)1 ope...

How China is Militarizing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Technology

Published Aug 22, 2021 6:03 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Ryan Fedasiuk] Since 2018, Indonesian fishermen have regularly reeled in autonomous, glider-like vehicles operati...

Why the U.S. Navy Needs to Get Back to Prototyping

Published Jul 26, 2021 2:33 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

By John Hanley Broad agreement exists that the Department of Defense’s, and thus the Navy’s, acquisition system is...

A New U.S. Maritime Strategy

Published Jul 16, 2021 9:01 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Representative Elaine Luria] This article outlines the path that led to the U.S. Navy’s current strategic deficit and...

Opinion: Strategic Sealift is Broken - Which Direction Are We Headed?

Published Jul 11, 2021 7:23 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By David Sloane] In March of 2020, Commanding Officer of U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Stephen R. Lyons told the U.S....

Clandestine Cargo: Hiding U.S. Sealift in Plain Sight

Published Jul 8, 2021 10:39 PM by CIMSEC

Posted in: Government

[By Christian Morris and Heather Bacon-Shone] Insulated by oceans to the east and west, and friendly neighbors to the north and...

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