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Obama Addresses West Point’s Graduating Class

On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama congratulated West Point’s graduating class of 2010 during its commencement exercises at Mitchie Stadium in West Point, N.Y. His message was one of praise and hope to the students as he addressed their choice to serve the country during wartime. “In you we …

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Lynn Addresses Importance of U.S. Cyber Command

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III addressed the importance of the new military establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command at a ceremony to honor the command’s top officer, Army Gen. Keith Alexander on May 21, at Fort Meade, Md. During the ceremony, Lynn explained the command is an example …

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DISA Executive Moves

The Defense Information Systems Agency recently had some senior leadership changes. Army Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett, the director of the DISA, announced three senior leadership moves. Paige Atkins, who serves as the director of Defense Spectrum Organization, will become the director of the Strategic Planning and Information Directorate. She …

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Cybersecurity Adoption Poses Problems for Government, Says DoD Official

Adopting cybersecurity measures presents significant challenges for the Department of Defense, the government and for critical infrastructure, a senior DoD official said Tuesday. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller said the issue of cybersecurity has the attention of all defense leaders, and progress is being …

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Gates, Afghan Offcials Discuss Defense Cooperation

U.S. and Afghan officials yesterday agreed to explore ways to strengthened defense cooperation between the two countries and cement a long-term partnership for the future, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday hosted Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak, Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar and …

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Alexander Confirmed to Lead Cyber Command

Army Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, is receiving praise from defense officials for his recent promotion. Senate confirmed Alexander on May 7, 2010 to lead the new U.S. Cyber Command. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said: “We are pleased that the Senate has moved …

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Obama Names Woodson as Pentagon’s Top Doctor

President Obama has named Jonathan Woodson, a one-star general in the Army Reserve, the Pentagon’s top doctor. Woodson currently works at Boston University School of Medicine as an associate professor of surgery and as the associate dean. Woodson has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, and Central America. He …

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DoD a ‘Green’ Winner, Says Report

Just in time for Earth Day celebrations, a major independent research group has named the Department of Defense a leader in energy conservation. “The department is doing more than sounding an alarm; it has enacted energy goals and is inventing, testing and deploying new technologies and alternative fuels to meet …

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Gates Urges Funding for Special Operations

Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked budget issues at the Naval Academy during a Forrestal Lecture series last night, April 7, 2010. He stressed the importance of getting special operations funding, which has been one of his priorities since he first took office. “I didn’t know where to go in the …

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