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Opinion: The World's Navies and Merchant Fleets Need a Stronger Bond

By CIMSEC 05-06-2021 05:59:00

Posted in: Government

[By Peter Cook] In his authoritative tome Seapower, Geoffrey Till observes that navies “have to work alongside rathe...

Soft Cyber Laws Make Port Facilities Soft Cyber Targets

By CIMSEC 05-04-2021 02:33:32

Posted in: Ports

[By CDR Michael C. Petta] There is widespread recognition that cybersecurity vulnerabilities make the maritime transportation s...

Winning an AI-Enabled War at Sea

By CIMSEC 04-20-2021 02:09:00

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Peter Layton] Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is suddenly important to military forces. Not yet an arms race, t...

How Floating "Repair Yards" Helped the U.S. Navy Win in the Pacific

By CIMSEC 04-15-2021 10:58:50

Posted in: Shipping

[By LCDR Ryan Hilger, USN] USS Houston (CL 81), in a hard turn with her underside exposed, felt the torpedo explosion across th...

Deterring China: Why the U.S. Navy's Future Needs to Happen Now

By CIMSEC 04-08-2021 12:51:00

Posted in: Government

[By Adam Taylor] Recent remarks by Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander of the Indo-Pacific Command (INDO-PACOM), highlights one of...

Russia's Eastern Med Presence Complicates Israeli Naval Operations

By CIMSEC 03-14-2021 01:51:00

Posted in: Government

[By CDR Dr. Eyal Pinko (IDF, ret.)] In recent years, and significantly since the 2011 Syrian uprising, the Russian Navy’s...

Digital Perils: Socially Engineered Attacks in Maritime Cybersecurity

By CIMSEC 03-05-2021 03:17:00

Posted in: Shipping

[By Leonid Vashchenko] Maritime digital transformation is in its most rapid and turbulent era. Such a transformation offers sub...

Distributed Shipbuilding for an Unmanned Fleet

By CIMSEC 03-02-2021 05:23:00

Posted in: Government

[By Collin Fox] Increasingly powerful strategic competitors and a flat defense budget call to mind this pithy quote, often misa...

The Future is Unmanned

By CIMSEC 02-28-2021 08:02:00

Posted in: Government

[By Trevor Phillips-Levine, Dylan Phillips-Levine, and Walker D. Mills] In August 2020, USNI News reported that the Navy h...

Distinguishing Rice From Wrong: Lessons From a Hamburg Cocaine Bust

By CIMSEC 02-16-2021 04:50:00

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Ian Ralby] In the summer of 2020, the Port of Hamburg, Germany, had one of the largest drug busts in its history. On Ju...

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