defense http://nhpr.org en 'Budget Certainty': What New Hampshire Defense Contractors Want http://nhpr.org/post/budget-certainty-what-new-hampshire-defense-contractors-want <p>New Hampshire’s economy as a whole is affected by what happens across the country and around the world, but the defense industry, a major economic driver in southern New Hampshire, sees the effects of national decision making up close.</p><p>Like many industries, defense has seen plenty of change over the past five years. But because of the ongoing budget debates in Washington, there’s likely more change to come for the industry and for its workers.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:52:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 38879 at http://nhpr.org The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City http://nhpr.org/post/battlefront-against-cyber-attackers-adorable-miniature-city <p>On Monday, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/confidential-report-lists-us-weapons-system-designs-compromised-by-chinese-cyberspies/2013/05/27/a42c3e1c-c2dd-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html">Washington Post reported</a> that Chinese hackers had gained access to the designs of more than two dozen US weapons systems, including combat ships, aircraft, and missile defense systems. Although China denied the claims in the Defense Department report cited by the post, that country’s government announced earlier today that they have plans to conduct China’s first “digital military” exercise next week. President Obama and the Pentagon have increasingly addressed concerns about government-backed Chinese hackers in recent months, and next week, the president is scheduled to discuss cyber security with China’s president.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 14:14:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28404 at http://nhpr.org The Battlefront Against Cyber Attackers Is An Adorable Miniature City SNHU Responds To Military Students Hit By Sequester http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-responds-military-students-hit-sequester <p>Until about two weeks ago, active duty armed service members could count on $4,500 a year to help pay for college tuition.&nbsp; But with the military suspending the benefit because of sequestration, <a href="http://www.snhu.edu" target="_blank">Southern New Hampshire University</a> is trying to bridge that gap.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:39:23 +0000 Amanda Loder 23703 at http://nhpr.org SNHU Responds To Military Students Hit By Sequester The Miniature Cyber-City: A New Training Ground http://nhpr.org/post/miniature-cyber-city-new-training-ground <P>Computers are often associated with certain intangibles: data, communication, and storage space rank among them. At a recent hacker conference, a&nbsp;speaker presented&nbsp;his ability to tap into and&nbsp;display anything on the monitors of a&nbsp;public train system. Increasingly, computers are&nbsp;gaining an ability to&nbsp;control things in the real world. In anticipation of this threat, <A href="http://www.sans.org/instructors/ed-skoudis">Ed Skoudis</A> has created a real-life miniature training ground for tomorrow's cyber-warriors.</P> <P></P> <P> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:42:20 +0000 Brady Carlson 19835 at http://nhpr.org The Miniature Cyber-City: A New Training Ground NH Delegation Rallies Against Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/nh-delegation-rallies-against-cuts <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s congressional delegation took part in a rally today protesting looming cuts to defense spending.&nbsp;The event took place in Nashua at BAE Systems, a defense contractor and one of New Hampshire’s largest employers.</p><p>Senator Kelly Ayotte told the crowd that across-the-board cuts, known as sequestration, could weaken the country’s military.</p><p>"We cannot create a national security crisis on top of our fiscal crisis," says Ayotte.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:00:55 +0000 Todd Bookman 12619 at http://nhpr.org NH Delegation Rallies Against Cuts The Age of Cyber Warfare http://nhpr.org/post/age-cyber-warfare <p>We get the latest on the increasing problem of cyber attacks and cyber threats from two long-time observers of this trend.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:00:38 +0000 Laura Knoy 8056 at http://nhpr.org The Age of Cyber Warfare The Fate of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard http://nhpr.org/post/fate-portsmouth-naval-shipyard <p>As a national conversation begins over military base closures, there’s a possibility that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard could be on the list. We’ll look at how “at risk” Portsmouth may be this time around</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 1814 at http://nhpr.org The Fate of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard