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Deputy Defense Sec’y Says Efficiencies are ‘Right Position’

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ plan for departmentwide efficiencies has weathered withering criticism from across the political spectrum and some quarters in the private sector. But, for Defense Secretary William J. Lynn, that indicates a job well done. “In Washington, if you get criticized from both sides, it usually means …

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DoD Deploys Virtual World to Educate about PTSD

The Defense Department is now using online virtual reality as an alternative method of treatment for soldiers experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. According to DoD, soldiers interacting in the virtual world, Second Life, are educated about dealing with PTSD and with others. Defense officials said it appeals to warfighters who may be hesitant to seek …

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DoD Gets Earful over Amended Contractor Withholding Plan

The Defense Department recently scaled down plans to withhold a percentage of payment if a contractor supplies a deficient business system. The original rule change, which would apply to internal company controls, such as accounting measures, had drawn significant outcry from industry circles and the amendment appeared to assuage critics …

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Plans to Downsize JFCOM Go Ahead

President Barack Obama signed an official memo last week, giving his stamp of approval on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ initiative to shutter the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. “I hereby accept the recommendations of the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and approve the …

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