DOD Releases 2023 Cyber Strategy Summary

The 2023 DOD Cyber Strategy, recently transmitted to Congress, delineates the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) strategic direction in operationalizing the priorities of various national strategies, building upon the learning from cyber operations experiences and observations from the Russia-Ukraine war.  The strategy underscores the augmentation of collective cyber resilience by fostering allies and partners’ cyber […]

CBP (Customs and Border Protection) to End Purchase of Commercial Smartphone Location Data

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will cease using commercially sourced smartphone location data, a practice criticized for potentially bypassing the Fourth Amendment. The data, obtained through vendors like Venntel allowed tracking of individual and group movements.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has informed Senator Ron Wyden of its decision to stop […]

U.S. Government Contractor Arrested for Allegedly Spying for Ethiopia

Abraham T. Lemma, a 50-year-old U.S. government contractor, has been arrested for allegedly spying for Ethiopia, a case that stands out amidst recent espionage cases predominantly linked to China.  The incident casts a spotlight on the intricate U.S.-Ethiopia relations, emphasizing the delicate balance in a partnership amidst Ethiopia’s internal challenges and the broader geopolitical influences […]