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MEPs adopt Cybersecurity Act and want EU to counter IT threat from China

MEPs adopt Cybersecurity Act and want EU to counter IT threat from China

Parliament adopts a cybersecurity certification scheme for products, processes and services© AP images/European Union-EP On Tuesday, MEPs adopted the EU Cybersecurity Act with 586 votes to 44 and 36 abstentions. It establishes the first EU-wide cybersecurity certification scheme to ensure that certified products, processes, and services sold in EU […

China has also made advances in hyper-sonics, though it has also made rapid progress in artificial intelligence and drone technology. Chinese navy researchers are reportedly working on unmanned submarines that could be used to target aircraft carriers, which would pose a severe threat to U.S. operations in the Pacific. China has also reportedly explored using swarms of drones to counter U.S. forces.

“And to be clear, this is not funding for endless wars,” said Russell Vought, OMB’s acting director, during a White House press conference on Monday. “This is for research and development and procurement to fund the most awe-inspiring military the world has ever known.”

The money would go toward the research and development of hyper-sonic missiles, artificial intelligence, drones and directed energy weapons (lasers and microwaves). It’s all part of the Office of Management and Budget’s 2020 proposal for Congress, which increases defense spending, but cuts $2.3 trillion in other federal programs over 10 years.

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