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Navy, Marines Need Flexible People, Says Secretary Gates

Speaking yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Convention at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said sailors and Marines must have morals, physical courage and integrity, and they must think “creatively and boldly.” “They must have the vision and insight to see …

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US Declassifies Nuclear Stockpile Info to Promote Transparency

In an effort to promote transparency and help stem nuclear proliferation, the United States released newly declassified details about its nuclear stockpile yesterday, including progress made in dismantling warheads. According to a senior defense official who spoke to reporters yesterday, the nation had 5,113 warheads in its nuclear weapons stockpile …

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DoD Unveils Pentagon Corridor Dedicated to NORAD

The Department of Defense last week unveiled a hallway in the Pentagon dedicated to the foundation of the U.S.-Canadian defense relationship: the North American Aerospace Defense Command. For more than half a century, this bilateral command has been responsible for keeping the airspace over the two countries and the waters …

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Todd Keil of DHS Talks Partnerships & Priorities

Todd Keil serves as the assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, ExecutiveGov had the opportunity to sit down with Keil to discuss his top priorities, forming partnerships between the public and private sectors and his experience transitioning from the public to the private sector …

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Navy to Start Intergrating Women onto Submarines

Navy officials yesterday announced plans to integrate women onto submarines beginning late next year or early 2012, a decision that became public after Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress in February that the Navy wants to add women to submarines. “There are extremely capable women in the …

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US Must Help Pakistan Defeat Insurgency, Flournoy Tells House Committee

The U.S.-Pakistani partnership is vital to U.S. strategic interests, senior Defense Department officials told Congress members yesterday. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., director of operations for the Joint Staff, each said that continued funding of Pakistan’s civilian and military …

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DHS Partners with Sports Leagues Subsector

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure is sponsoring The Sports League Conference. The sports leagues subsector and DHS partnership is a great example of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan framework at work. This event kicked off yesterday, April 28, 2010, and is continuing on today. Approximately 200 …

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CIA’s 5-year Plan Invests in Personnel, Technology

The CIA yesterday announced its five-year plan that will focus on completing outstanding work done since 9/11 by acting decisively on today’s national security challenges, including terrorism, the proliferation of dangerous technology, cyber threats, and the actions of rogue states. “There’s something I’ve often said about government, but it applies …

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