DoD

Navy to Tweak Social Media Policy

Following the Department of Defense-wide social-media policy issued in February for the Navy and Marine Corps, the Navy has begun taking steps toward tweaking its own policy regarding responsible and effective Internet use. In a March 26 blog post, Navy Department Chief Information Officer Rob Carey said his team, in …

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Restricted BlackBerry Use for Airmen

Starting this month, Air Force officials won’t be able to use their BlackBerry devices to send text messages with photos or videos attached, or download new applications. These Department of Defense-directed changes will be overseen by security specialists in 24th Air Force, which is the operational warfighting organization responsible for defending …

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New Pentagon CIO

Teresa Takai will be the new Pentagon CIO. President Obama announced his intent to nominate Teresa Takai as CIO of the Pentagon on March 29, 2010. Takai will be leaving her post as CIO of California to take on this new role. Prior to her position as CIO of California …

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Biofuels Critical to National Security, Says Obama

Reinforcing his commitment to domestic energy security, President Barack Obama yesterday remarked that U.S. national security is tied to how quickly the nation can start developing domestic energy supplies. Speaking at an event on energy security at Andrews Air Force Base, Obama highlighted the use of renewable fuels by the …

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DIA Deputy on Role of Women in Intelligence

The beginning of April marks the end of National Women’s History Month.  Letitia A. “Tish” Long, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, celebrated the contributions by women to the intelligence field. The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month was to recognize the diverse accomplishments of women throughout history. …

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U.S.-Afghan Partnership Strong says Adm. Mike Mullen

Following his recent three day visit to Afghanistan, Adm. Mike Mullen said “never has our partnership … been stronger, or the challenges we face, clearer.” During his trip, Mullen spent time in Marja, in Helmand Province, the sight of the recent offensive. He also attended a meeting with community leaders …

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TRANSCOM to Receive Unsung Hero Recognition

The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) is responsible for ensuring that U.S. troops and cargo to duty stations around the globe. TRANSCOM will receive recognition from the DoD as one of the unsung heroes, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell. On April 1, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is scheduled …

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DHS Collaboration with Science and Technology Community

Science and technology are key components to national security. On Monday, March 29, 2010, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano revealed support for S&T when she met with National Academy of Engineering President Charles Vest and National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone. The three discussed ways to enhance …

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New Biometrics Agency to Support National Security Strategy

With biometric information taking an increasingly prominent role in national security, the Department of Defense has created the new Biometrics Identity Management Agency, which will lead DoD activities to integrate and synchronize biometrics technologies and capabilities and to manage the DoD’s biometrics database to support the National Security Strategy. According …

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DCoE Moves into More Social Media

The Defense Centers of Excellence has a mission of rehabilitating and treating psychological health and traumatic brain injuries “to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation’s military communities, warriors and families.” March has been a productive month for DCoE. First of all, March is Brain Injury …

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