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Report: VA-Pentagon Health Record System To Be Ready By 2017

Officials are aiming to have the integrated Defense-Veterans Affairs electronic health record system fully deployed by 2017, Bob Brewin reports for Nextgov. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Monday that they are working to have iEHR deployed in San Antonio and Norfolk, Va. facilities in …

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Pentagon Giving Academia $155M For Science, Engineering Research; Lemnios Comments

The Defense Department plans to distribute $155 million to academic institutions over the next five years for multidisciplinary basic research, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Research teams will receive the funds through the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, aimed at accelerating research in scientific- and engineering-related programs. Zachary Lemnios, the assistant secretary …

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Bill Would Bar Pentagon From Using Private Security At Afghan Posts

House lawmakers will begin to consider the 2013 defense authorization bill this week, including a provision in regard to federal contracting in Afghanistan, the Washington Business Journal reports. According to writer Jill Aitoro, the measure would prohibit the Pentagon from contracting private companies for security guard services at Afghanistan-based military …

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McCain Asks Keith Alexander For Cyber Bill Support

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) believes the Defense Department should be in charge of defending the U.S. and critical infrastructure against cyber attacks, he wrote in a letter to the country’s highest-ranked cyber military officer. In the letter obtained by Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, McCain told Army Gen. Keith Alexander …

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