At a glance.
- Britain pushes the US to form a coalition of ten nations to develop Huawei-free 5G.
- US Space Force looks into recruiting an organic cyber force.
Britain pushes the US to form a coalition of ten nations to develop Huawei-free 5G.
Reflecting its recently hardening attitude toward the Chinese hardware giant, the British government is asking for allied support, especially US support, in forming a group of ten nations (the G7, plus Australia, India, and South Korea) to form a coalition that will develop alternatives to Huawei technology for 5G infrastructure. Techxplore reports that Downing Street said, "We (are) seeking new entrants into the market in order to diversify and that is something we've been speaking with our allies about, including the United States." It would be, the Financial Review says, amount to an expanded G7, with a new role for three countries with significant tech economies.
Space Force looks for cyber operators.
US Space Force, the newest American armed service, is recruiting across the board, but it's particularly looking for cybersecurity talent. Air Force Magazine reports that Space Force is seeking to gain 130 commissioned officers and about 1,000 enlisted members who would serve in its cyber units. "USSF [US Space Force] cyber operators would still continue to handle typical space-focused missions like protecting communications transmissions, assuring the ability to control satellites, working in U.S. Cyber Command-affiliated mission defense teams, partnering with the National Reconnaissance Office, and more. But the service is also offering them a chance to work more closely with space operators, like those who manage satellites, and to do more with less by using emerging technology such as artificial intelligence." Both offensive and defensive missions are envisioned.