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Cybersecurity at U.S. Ports: Clear Rules Require Rulemaking

By CIMSEC 11-13-2020 03:08:04

Posted in: Ports

[By CDR Michael C. Petta, USCG] Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. Coast Guard led the way on maritime security...

A Global Accelerator Network to Launch the "Digital Ocean"

By CIMSEC 11-07-2020 05:16:25

Posted in: Government

[By Julie Angus and Michael D. Brasseur] Oceans support the livelihoods of over three billion people, provide the primary sourc...

Op-Ed: Why the U.S. Navy Needs to Start Building its Future

By CIMSEC 11-04-2020 08:49:56

Posted in: Government

[By Frank T. Goertner] Four years ago, the U.S. Navy began talking seriously about future fleet design. Directives we...

Op-Ed: Rep. Elaine Luria on the U.S. Navy's Shipbuilding Plans

By CIMSEC 11-01-2020 11:01:25

Posted in: Government

[By Dmitry Filipoff] As a part of CIMSEC’s Force Structure Perspectives Series, CIMSEC discussed the Battle Force 2045 fl...

Op-Ed: Bringing the Navy's Fleet into the Robotic Age

By CIMSEC 10-28-2020 10:04:17

Posted in: Government

[By Dmitry Filipof] As a part of CIMSEC’s Force Structure Perspectives Series, CIMSEC discussed the Battle Force 2045 fle...

Op-Ed: Handysize Bulkers Would Make Useful Unmanned Surface Combatants

By CIMSEC 10-18-2020 01:48:09

Posted in: Government

[By Chris Bassler and Steve Benson] On October 6 2020, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper debuted Battle Force 2045. As foundation...

How Weak Maritime Enforcement Emboldened Ansar Al-Sunna

By CIMSEC 10-09-2020 05:27:43

Posted in: Government

[By Kelly Moss] Two months ago, the insurgent group Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa (“Ansar al-Sunna”) attacked the strategic...

Vietnam's Struggles in the S. China Sea: Challenges and Opportunities

By CIMSEC 09-22-2020 09:41:33

Posted in: Government

[By Viet Hung Nguyen Cao] The new U.S. South China Sea policy, recently announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, once again...

The Sino-Japanese Maritime Dispute in the East China Sea

By CIMSEC 09-20-2020 04:03:35

Posted in: Government

[By Yoichiro Sato] In August 2020 China lifted the annual summer ban on its fleet’s fishing in the East China Sea (ECS)....

COVID-19 and the Straining U.S. Merchant Marine

By CIMSEC 09-09-2020 09:27:09

Posted in: Government

[By Dr. Salvatore R. Mercogliano] On July 29, 2020, the heads of three maritime unions – Marshall Ainley of the Marine En...

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