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US-Japan Security Consultative Committee Releases Joint Statement

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the U.S and Japan. The alliance was reconfirmed by the release of a joint statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates …

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opens Up in Interview

In an interview with CNN’s John King, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates touched on a wide range of issues on areas such as the current U.S. relationship with Pakistan, the number of deployed troops in Afghanistan, the DoD budget predictions and his recent announced stance on the removal of “don’t …

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National Security Strategy Revealed Today

President Barack Obama today released the National Security Strategy, a 52-page document that provides a framework for national security programs and policies for the present-day high-threat environment. John Brennan, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, commented, “This is the first national security …

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Task Force to Speed IT Procurement within DoD

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III yesterday announced plans to expedite procurement of information systems in the department, starting with the establishment of a task force that will focus on speeding up the IT acquisition process during the U.S. Strategic Command Cyberspace Symposium. The task force will have experts …

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Army Launches Acquisition Review

The Department of the Army announced yesterday it is launching a detailed, comprehensive 120-day study of its acquisition organizations, policies, workforce and processes, including how it acquires and handles equipment. Commissioned by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, the study is going to look at the full range of acquisition …

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Wennergren Addresses Net Generation Mindset

The Department of Defense recently released the Net Generation guide, which will address the increasing need for federal agencies to adapt to the new tech-savvy generation. There will be a wave of retirements happening over the next few years, and the Net Generation is beginning to replace the Baby Boomers …

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FAA Issues Flight Advisory for Obama’s Travels

President Barack Obama is planning to visit his hometown for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Some individuals have been criticizing his decision to leave town instead of going to the Tomb of the Unknown soldiers to honor veterans on the national holiday. Regardless, TSA and the FAA are working to ensure …

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Coast Guard Gets New Commandant

Admiral Thad W. Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, was relieved by Admiral Robert Papp yesterday. Adm. Allen will continue to serve as National Incident Commander for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “It has been an honor to serve as your Commandant for the past …

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DoD to Implement New Suspicious-Activity Reporting System

The Department of Defense has announced it will use the FBI-owned and maintained eGuardian suspicious-activity reporting system to ensure access to appropriate law enforcement-related threat information in support of the department’s missions. The announcement follows two years of analysis and a six-month pilot program designed to find the best replacement …

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