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DoD’s Acquisition Chief Carter Stays Put

Harvard was calling his name, but the Defense Department’s acquisition chief Ashton Carter isn’t going anywhere soon. In an interview with Aviation Week, Carter, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said he would resign his tenured position with Harvard University to stay on at his DoD post. …

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The Top Defense Stories of 2010

When defense-policy website DoDBuzz sought to put together a year-end retrospective of defense and acquisition news, the theme that quickly emerged was “declining budgets.” But, aside from the moribund fiscal situation, which will certainly rank at the top of many end-of-the-year lists, the past 12 months have also featured a …

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Gates Named MTV College Network’s ‘Man of the Year’

What do Defense Secretary Robert Gates and hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj have in common? More than you might think. Gates was named the MTV college network’s first-ever Man of the Year, beating out pop stars and hip-hop powerhouses for the honor, which recognized the secretary as a “true role model.” …

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2010: The Breakout Year for GEOINT

In many others years, geospatial intelligence may have – pardon the pun – slipped under the radar; in fact, often that was the point. But 2010 saw a renewed sense of mission for the once-unknown network of agencies, companies and technologies. Or, as intelligence news and analysis webiste got geoint? …

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DoD Contracting Cuts Less Severe than Feared?

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn told a delegation of Virginia lawmakers this week not to expect the worst in terms of proposed cuts to contracting. Cutting service contractors was one part of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ strategy for finding efficiencies within DoD. The original plan, announced in …

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Gates Feeling Acrimonious about Acronyms? DoD Limits Alphabet Soup

The Defense Department’s executive secretary issued a memo this week instructing DoD officials to refrain from using acronyms in written correspondence with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, according to a report on Federal News Radio. According to the memo, sent by Michael Bruhn Nov. 30, which was first reported on …

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