Latest from Aaron Gregg

Colonial Pipeline was shut down with worst-case scenario in mind, executives say

CEO Joseph Blount and cybersecurity expert Charles Carmakal told a House panel that last month’s breach posed a threat to physical pipeline systems.
  • Jun 9, 2021

CEO defends Colonial Pipeline’s ransomware response during Senate hearing

Chief executive Joseph Blount cast the company as a victim of forces beyond its control but acknowledged that its network was breached through an account without multi-factor authentication.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Chamber of Commerce draws fire after a risky bet on Democrats

A multi-year plan by the Chamber of Commerce to broaden its political standing has angered some long-time members and allies, part of a broader shift for the business lobby.
  • May 17, 2021

Tesla Autopilot system was on during fatal California crash, adding to self-driving safety concerns

The fatal crash May 5 was the latest of four U.S. deaths involving the electric car company's Autopilot partially-automated driving system.
  • May 14, 2021

As Colonial Pipeline recovers from cyberattack, leaders point to a ‘wake-up call’ for U.S. energy infrastructure

Even as the crisis started to abate, the ease with which a critical artery of America’s transportation system was felled by a common online attack prompted a soul-searching among national leaders and cybersecurity experts.
  • May 13, 2021

Bernie Sanders blasts defense contractors over soaring costs, vows tougher oversight

In an exclusive interview with The Washington Post, Bernie Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, criticized defense contractors for profiting from allegedly wasteful spending.
  • May 12, 2021

Court rejects motion to dismiss JEDI allegations, allowing Amazon to argue for depositions

Microsoft and the Defense Department had asked the court to dismiss allegations that President Donald Trump improperly interfered in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, a $10 billion military cloud project.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Air Force hypersonic missile fails to detach from plane during test

The Lockheed Martin-produced Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, a newly-developed missile meant to fly at more than five times the speed of sound, failed to properly detach itself from the B-52 bomber that carried it in a test flight Tuesday.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Defense-tech company Anduril buys Area-I, a manufacturer of tube-launched drones

The California-based tech company, best known for its border surveillance towers, is trying to break into a military supply industry that is dominated by a handful of entrenched manufacturers.
  • Apr 3, 2021

Microsoft wins $21 billion Army contract for augmented reality headsets

The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation (IVAS) system is meant to give soldiers an easy way overlay complex intelligence onto the battlefield.
  • Mar 31, 2021