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Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opens Up in Interview

In an interview with CNN’s John King, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates touched on a wide range of issues on areas such as the current U.S. relationship with Pakistan, the number of deployed troops in Afghanistan, the DoD budget predictions and his recent announced stance on the removal of “don’t …

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Online Scammers Defraud Service Members

Members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force and their families have been targeted by a phishing attack that attempts to extract information linked to their credit union accounts. Symantec reports that a phishing site spoofing a credit union that provides financial services to service members is yet …

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Secretary Gates Awarded 2010 American Patriot Award

Last week, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates received a lifetime achievement award for his 40 years of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security. The defense secretary was honored again, as the recipient of the 2010 American Patriot Award given by the National Defense University Foundation. Gates …

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National Security Strategy Revealed Today

President Barack Obama today released the National Security Strategy, a 52-page document that provides a framework for national security programs and policies for the present-day high-threat environment. John Brennan, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, commented, “This is the first national security …

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Task Force to Speed IT Procurement within DoD

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III yesterday announced plans to expedite procurement of information systems in the department, starting with the establishment of a task force that will focus on speeding up the IT acquisition process during the U.S. Strategic Command Cyberspace Symposium. The task force will have experts …

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Army Launches Acquisition Review

The Department of the Army announced yesterday it is launching a detailed, comprehensive 120-day study of its acquisition organizations, policies, workforce and processes, including how it acquires and handles equipment. Commissioned by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, the study is going to look at the full range of acquisition …

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Wennergren Addresses Net Generation Mindset

The Department of Defense recently released the Net Generation guide, which will address the increasing need for federal agencies to adapt to the new tech-savvy generation. There will be a wave of retirements happening over the next few years, and the Net Generation is beginning to replace the Baby Boomers …

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Gates Accepts ‘Dont Ask, Don’t Tell’ Proposal

The Department of Defense announced Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has accepted the proposed amendment that would overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that restricts gay men and women from serving in the military. However, according to a statement released today by Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, Gate’s only …

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