Pentagon’s next-gen missile-tracking effort moves ahead—for now

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The Pentagon has picked the builders of a big chunk of its next-gen missile-tracking satellites, but the effort to detect Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles depends on funds in the not-yet-passed 2024 defense budget.

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A Public-Private Partnership Approach to a Federal Cyber-Insurance Backstop

When Congress ultimately considers the prospect of establishing a federal insurance backstop for catastrophic cyber-attacks, it should create a public-private partnership modeled on the UK’s Pool Re program that relies…

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Russia, China find payments workaround as US sanctions net widens, sources say

Russia-China trade options have narrowed since the U.S. imposed sanctions last week on the only Russian bank branch in China, but President Vladimir Putin’s Chinese visit last month has helped…

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$2 billion Baltimore bridge rebuild is test case for new national debate over infrastructure spending

Three months after Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed – killing six people, shutting a major port and disrupting vehicle traffic along the Eastern Seaboard — local, state and federal officials began…

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