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Gates, British PM Talk Afghanistan, Iraq, Economy

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday met with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss a range of important issues, including the war in Afghanistan, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the fiscal pressures facing both government, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell. At 43, Cameron is …

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CIA Pays Tribute to Fallen Colleagues

Having recently added 12 stars to its Memorial Wall to commemorate the lives of 102 Americans lost in service to their country, the CIA yesterday paid tribute to those men and women who died in the line of duty. “No matter when or where they served, or whether their names …

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Government Smartphone Policy: What You Need to Know

Last month, we brought you the top iPhone apps for government, but since they’re mostly worthless if you can’t use them on the job, we took a look at federal smartphone policy to determine when and where government workers can use their iPhones or BlackBerrys. In compliance with FISMA, agencies …

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Mullen Pays Tribute to Veterans at D-Day Memorial

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen paid tribute to the D-Day veterans during a ceremony at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. “The significance, the cost, and, most of all, the sheer bravery of Americans and allies who pushed forward on June 6th taught us …

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Army Gen. Odierno Raises Internet Concerns

Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno last week expressed concerns about how the ease of Internet communications sometimes undermine military operations, saying it is “absolutely essential” the issue gets properly addressed. Odierno is one of several military leader to voice worries about how online communications could potentially undermine security efforts. Army …

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Gates Calls Clapper the Right Pick for DNI Nomination

President Barack Obama’s nominee for the next director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper, is the right man for the job, according to Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. In a news conference en route to Azerbaijan from Singapore, Gates said Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who …

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James Clapper to be Tapped as New Director of National Intelligence

The White House is planning on nominating James Clapper as new director of national intelligence, replacing Dennis C. Blair, who announced his resignation late last month, CBS News reports. Clapper, who currently serves as principal staff assistant and adviser to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense on intelligence, counterintelligence …

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