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DoD’s Flournoy on War and Peace

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, in a keynote at Harvard’s Kennedy Forum last week, called for patience from the public on the ongoing efforts in Afghanistan and beseeched the Harvard students in attendance to consider military service. “Women on War and Peace” brought together Flournoy, the third-ranking Defense …

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Gates Wants ‘Better Protections for both .Gov and .Com’

Speaking at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the recent partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, a civilian agency, and the Defense Department’s National Security Agency would lead to better Internet security. Gates said his hope is that the partnership, …

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Observers Predict Further Changes as Clapper Takes New Budget Role

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s move to assert more authority over the intelligence budget has some observers predicting more changes down the road. Clapper described a few weeks ago a “conceptual agreement” he had reached with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to move the intelligence budget, which had …

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Tech Gurus Talk up Trimming Deficit with IT

Coming the same day as the sweeping proposals of President Barack Obama’s deficit panel, two Washington-area technology gurus took to Politico’s op-ed page to discuss how smarter use of information technology can help trim the deficit. “Smarter use of information technology is one of the best ways to boost productivity …

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Experts Predict $20 Billion in Additional Cuts as DoD Costs Rise

Even though Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has proposed a sweeping round of efficiency initiatives, the Defense Department will likely need to lop an additional $20 billion off the budget, because of rising costs, according to the chair of a federal advisory committee. According to Defense News, Chairman of the …

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Gates Accepts Patriot Award on Behalf of Troops

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was honored with the American Patriot Award from National Defense University for his work in defense, including service under eight presidents in a career spanning four decades. Gates said he accepted the award on behalf of the service members, who serve their country in times …

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Mullen: Odierno ‘Right Leader’ for JFCOM

In a ceremony marking Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno’s assumption of command of the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the new leader who will lead JFCOM into its uncertain future. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, …

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