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DoD Faces 50-50 Chance of Cuts, Cartwright Says

The Pentagon faces a 50 percent chance of budget cuts in the year ahead, the Pentagon’s No. 2 uniformed officer said, with money freed up from department efficiencies likely to “migrate” throughout the government. Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking at a defense investment …

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DISA Seeks Upgrade on Supercomputer Network

While other agencies are looking to shutter federal data centers, the Defense Department is rolling out an ambitious project designed to link researchers with DoD supercomputer centers. The Defense Information Systems Agency submitted a formal request for proposal for its Defense Research and Engineering Network III, seeking companies to help …

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OMB to Federal Workers: Eyes off WikiLeaks Site

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo late Friday night, instructing federal workers and contractors not to read WikiLeaks materials, according to The Washington Post. “Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified,” the memo states, “and must be …

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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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NCTC Head Says Latest WikiLeaks Logs Won’t Affect Counterterrorism

Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center Michael Leiter, in a rare public speaking appearance Monday, said the recent WikiLeaks disclosures have caused officials to reevaluate information sharing. But, he said the published diplomatic cables, which have embarrassed and infuriated diplomats the world over, would not impact intelligence-gathering and counterterrorism …

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WikiLeaks’ Aftermath: Big Chill on Information Sharing?

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ latest disclosures – the potential publication of more than 250,000 secret State Department diplomatic cables, Obama administration officials are vowing it won’t happen again. But, the thought of a post-WikiLeaks clampdown has some observers predicting a possible chill for information sharing in the federal government. …

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WikiLeaks Disclosures Draw Ire of US, World Leaders

The latest round of WikiLeaks disclosures has been roundly criticized by U.S. officials. The leaked material, consisting of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables, some of which were classified, portrayed what The Christian Science Monitor called the “rough workings of diplomacy.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who The Washington Post …

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WikiLeaks Part III: Whistle-blower Site Releases Diplomatic Cables

After releasing hundreds of thousands of secret war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan, so-called whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a trove of secret diplomatic cables Sunday, amid claims its site was under cyber attack. CNN International called the release an “information blitz” and said the documents “offered a glimpse into the …

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Cute Pets Not Likely on Army’s Video-sharing Site

First, there was Army social networking site milBook, followed by collaborative site milWiki, and then blogging platform milBlog. Now, the Army has announced its launch of milTube, which will allow service members to upload, share and view videos. Protected by the Defense Department’s firewall, the new site gives a literal …

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