Trump Admin Seeking Global Cyber Dominance

Founders Code Finally! President Trump signed an order that reverses the classified rules and cyber processes from the Obama administration, known as IVE PPD 20. It was signed in October 2012, and this directive supersedes National Security Presidential Directive NSPD-38. Integrating cyber tools with those of national security, the directive complements NSPD-54/Homeland Security Presidential Directive … [Read more...]

Bomb Threat Ground Planes in Chile, Peru, Greece and Argentina

Founders Code Defense Secretary Mattis just happened to be in Chile. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis highlights a joint agreement he signed on cooperation between the United States and Chile in cyber operations and protection of Chile’s cyber domain during a visit to Santiago, Chile, Aug. 16, 2018. *** Reported on the 9th: Mattis embarks Sunday, Aug. 12 on his first trip to South America while … [Read more...]

K2/Spice Overdoses, Sadly Very Common

Founders Code It is sold at convenience stores and costs $20-$50 per 3 grams. It is legal and is undetectable in drug tests. It has a few names other than laced marijuana, such as K2, Spice, Genie, Mojo or Zohai. Head shops sell it and for the most part, it is not regulated in the United States but is banned in most of Europe. Synthetic cannabinoid users report some effects similar to those produced by … [Read more...]

30,000 ISIS Fighters is Not Defeat

Founders Code Army Col. Sean Ryan, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, spoke to Pentagon reporters about progress being made against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. He spoke via satellite from Baghdad. “In Iraq, operations continue to secure areas across the country, as Iraq security forces locate, identify and destroying ISIS remnants,” Ryan said. “Last week alone, … operations across Iraq … [Read more...]

Boy, 11, Hacks Into Replica U.S. Vote Website In Minutes

Founders Code (Reuters) – An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida’s election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organizers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes. The boy was the quickest of 35 children, ages 6 to 17, who all eventually hacked into copies of the websites of six swing states during the … [Read more...]

C’mon, Why this Continued Problem with Catholic Priests?

Founders Code List of ‘misconduct’ over the last 7 decades. HARRISBURG — The Office of Attorney General issued the following statement in response to a news conference today by the Diocese of Harrisburg. “It is long past due for the Diocese of Harrisburg to make public the names of predator priests within the Catholic Church,” said Joe Grace, spokesman for Attorney General Shapiro. “Their proclamations today … [Read more...]

So, What Really Goes on in Space that Merits Having a Space Force?

Founders Code Primer: Did you know there is something called the OuterSpace Treaty? Yup, it covers arms control, verification, and compliance. Sounds great right? Problem is it is dated 2002. Then there is the NASA summary of the 1967 Space Treaty. GPS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Air Force. GPS.gov is maintained by the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and … [Read more...]

Trouble Ahead After DPRK’s FM Visit To Tehran

Founders Code So, it appears there is more to the teaming up between Tehran and Pyongyang. The Iranian President Rouhani told the North Korean Foreign Minister in a recent confab to NOT trust the United States. Meanwhile, SecState, Mike Pompeo issued a proposal to North Korea calling for a timeline that would mandate North Korea hand over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads to a third party within … [Read more...]

What About Those 3 Dead Russian Journalists?

Founders Code Rather interesting that fellow journalists are not outraged and there is not full reporting on these murders. Jim Acosta? April Ryan? CNN? (snarky) Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian exile and Putin foe has a news organization called Investigation Control Center. Three investigative journalists were dispatched to (CAR) Central African Republic to determine why a Putin-connected militant group … [Read more...]

Putin-Trump: The Shift from Arms Control to Sanctions

Founders Code Leaked Document Reveals Putin Lobbied Trump on Arms Control Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO. A page of proposed topics for negotiation, not previously made … [Read more...]

New Mexico Compound Was Training For School Shooting

Founders Code Timeline: TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Prosecutors say in court documents that the father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings. The documents filed Wednesday say Siraj Ibn Wahhaj (see-DAHJ’ IBN wah-HAJ’) was conducting … [Read more...]

Chinese/Russian Subs Prowling East Coast, Atlantic

Founders Code In a press gaggle today, a member of the media asked Secretary of Defense Mattis: Q:  Mr. Secretary, you stated you’re watching submarines in the North Atlantic and elsewhere.  But are Russia and China putting more submarines out to look at the United States than they have since the Cold War? SEC. MATTIS:  Yes, we always keep an eye on the — on the submarines at sea.  And I’d prefer not to … [Read more...]

Russia Posturing To Own Space, Then China?

Founders Code Right now, miles above your head, there are fleets of robotic, weaponized satellites poised to do battle as the world’s superpowers await the opening salvo in a very real cosmic chess match. When it comes to Russia, the real cause for concern surrounds a mysterious object known cryptically as 2014-28E. The object first appeared in space soon after the launch of three Russian military … [Read more...]

Iran’s Boiling Point, About To Get Worse

Founders Code For 6 days in a row, demonstrators against the Iran regime are demanding regime change. There is hardly any gas for 6,000 bus drivers in Tehran. There are curfews and people are being shot while others are being arrested. The country currency, the rial, has continued to plunge in value and food is being rationed. After passing a 90-day mark on Aug. 6, the following sanctions will snap … [Read more...]

As Facebook Continues To Stray From Being A Social Media Platform

Founders Code What the heck Facebook? Perhaps it is just time to terminate relationships with Facebook. Zuckerberg thought in his early conception and launch of Facebook it was a global means to connect people together, you know expand friendships so we can all 'like' each other worldwide. Ahem, that is hardly where he and Sheryl Sandberg have taken the company in recent years. Let’s begin … [Read more...]

Racketeering And The Bloody Streets Of Chicago

Founders Code The news reports, the headlines, and the numbers are head-shaking. It has to be difficult to listen to the police radios calling due to emergencies all over the city. The reporters are tasked with getting names, ages, locations and getting interviews and responses from law enforcement. Merely reading the article from the Chicago Tribune from a very bloody weekend in Chicago was hard to finish. … [Read more...]

U.S. is on the Offensive, Espionage and Cyber

Founders Code In the last few weeks, there was the Aspen Security Forum, a 3-day event. Then there was a DNI report. Then came 2 separate nationwide conference calls hosted by CERT, the cyber division of DHS. A remarkable White House press briefing included the heads of intelligence agencies explaining the condition of cyber/espionage and the countermeasures against Russia. Then there is the military … [Read more...]

Hey Jim Acosta, This Could be Why Media is an Enemy

Founders Code Traveling over to CNN’s Jim Acosta’s Twitter account, this is his pinned tweet: Then yesterday, he retweeted this: And he retweeted this: At the White House press briefing, Sarah Sanders called on @Acosta and he asked Sarah if she or the Trump White House would denounce that the media is an enemy of the people. She did not denounce that but went on to describe the media and … [Read more...]

Eligible Receiver 97, Red Team Being Applied Today For Cyber Hacks?

Founders Code An early classified Defense Department cybersecurity exercise named “Eligible Receiver 97” (ER97) featured a previously unpublicized series of mock terror attacks, hostage seizures and special operations raids that went well beyond pure cyber activities in order to demonstrate the potential scope of threats to U.S. national security posed by attacks in the cyber domain, according to recently … [Read more...]

Night Wolves, Putin’s Hell’s Angels

Founders Code The Slovak foreign ministry says it is “disturbing” that the Night Wolves – a Russian nationalist biker gang close to President Vladimir Putin – now have a base in Slovakia. The base has old military vehicles and lies in Dolna Krupa, a village 70km (44 miles) from the capital Bratislava. The Russian government calls it the Night Wolves’ “European headquarters”. The bikers are under US … [Read more...]

Fugitive Extradited In Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Murder

Founders Code SAN DIEGO, CA – Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is charged with the first-degree murder of U.nited S.tates Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was extradited from Mexico to the United States today, announced Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Southern District of California U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman for the Southern District of California.  He will be arraigned in U.nited S.tates District Court … [Read more...]

U.S. Prepares List of Turkey Economic Sanctions Targets

Founders Code Primer: Ankara for years has been providing support to Hamas, Iran, ISIS, al Qaeda and Libyan Jihadists, yet it’s this incredibly stupid decision to hold an American hostage that has ultimately earned Turkey its first US sanctions. U.S. Prepares List of Turkey Economic Sanctions Targets The U.S. has prepared a list of Turkish entities and individuals to target should it decide to … [Read more...]

Russia Hacks Lab Testing Poison From Britain Cases

Founders Code Kremlin Hackers Take Aim at the Swiss Lab That’s Working the Skirpal Poisoning Case The group that attacked Ukraine’s power grid is phishing a chemical-weapons lab critical to the Skripal case. A state-backed Russian hacking group has is targeting a Swiss laboratory that’s helping investigators solve the March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in London. Called Sandworm, the … [Read more...]

Legislation Proposed on Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate via Front Company

Founders Code Frankly, Britain has a much worse issue, but big hat tip to Senator Rubio. There are cities in America which are pockets of some nasty dark money in real estate. There needs to be some real reform to CFIUS, Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States. Crackdown on dirty money shook Miami real estate. Now, Rubio wants to take it national Washington – In a move with significant … [Read more...]

55 Remains From N. Korea, Identification Underway

Founders Code The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) stated on its Korean War website that “on several occasions in the past, [North Korean] officials have indicated they possess as many as 200 sets of remains they had recovered over the years. The commitment established within the Joint Statement between President Trump and Chairman Kim would repatriate these.” WASHINGTON — All Americans welcome the … [Read more...]

Facebook Announces Foreign Intrusion Again, 290,000 Accounts

Founders Code The details “About two weeks ago we identified the first of eight Pages and 17 profiles on Facebook, as well as seven Instagram accounts, that violate our ban on coordinated inauthentic behavior,” said Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s head of cybersecurity policy, in blog post. Those pages and accounts have been removed. “In total, more than 290,000 accounts followed at least one of … [Read more...]

London’s Crime Is Surging And 80 Terrorists to be Released

Founders Code London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan is under fire for the growing crime rate in his city. How can the murder rate be higher than in New York? As of March, London accounted for 17 percent of all recorded crime in England and Wales in the year prior, as well as 42 percent of all recorded robberies. A third of all knife crime took place in London as well. London temporarily overtook New York in the … [Read more...]

Trump/Pompeo Mission Against Iran Regime Working

Founders Code Iran’s currency hit a new record low on Sunday, dropping past 100,000 rials to the U.S. dollar as Iranians brace for Aug. 7 when Washington is due to reimpose a first lot of economic sanctions. The rial has lost about half of its value since April because of a weak economy, financial difficulties at local banks and heavy demand for dollars among Iranians who fear the effects of … [Read more...]

DNI: Threat Report: China, Russia, Iran

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Militarizing Space; Asian Pivot and Latin America’s Failure, China Owns

Founders Code Remember just a few weeks ago when President Trump announced a new ‘space command‘? The House Armed Services Committee has a fiscal item in the 2018 NDAA for something called ‘Management and Organization of Space Programs’. The Air Force is not too happy. Redundancy maybe or no? Air Force Space Command, activated Sept. 1, 1982, is a major command with headquarters at Peterson Air Force … [Read more...]