Tag Archives: Defense Department

Chuck Hagel, Latvia’s Defense Minister Discuss Regional Cooperation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Latvia’s Defense Minister Raimonds Vējonis have discussed opportunities for the U.S. and the Baltic state to further regional cooperation, American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Pentagon Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog said Sec. Hagel also lauded Latvia’s efforts to increase the nation’s defense budget, according …

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NGA Unveils Geospatial Data Request Mgmt App; Ray Bauer Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a mobile app for emergency response organizations to manage requests for geospatial data, GCN reported Wednesday. Stephanie Kanowitz writes the NGA worked with NJVC to develop the RFI Generator app with two interfaces, namely a map-based interface for field workers and another for administrators. …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Needs Younger, Diversified IT Workforce

Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, is looking to diversify the Pentagon’s information technology workforce by hiring younger workers, AFCEA International reported on June 25. Halvorsen spoke at the recent AFCEA International Cyber Symposium about DoD’s need for workers with more than just the right skill sets, Robert Ackerman writes. “We need …

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Study: Pentagon Needs Global Input to Keep Technological Advantage

The National Research Council committee has released a study that recommends the Defense Department take advantage of global science and technology developments to maintain the military’s advantage, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. Dibya Sarkar writes the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Air Force and Army have commissioned the committee to examine how …

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White House Requests $60B Overseas Contingency Fund for DoD, State Dept.

The administration has submitted an overseas contingency operations spending plan requesting Congress to allot the Defense and State departments a total of $60 billion in 2015 for global contingencies, Defense News reported Wednesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the amount is less than the $85 billion OCO budget approved for 2014 and the $79 billion …

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