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DoD Cybersecurity Needs More Organization, GAO Report Says

The Defense Department has to better coordinate its cyber capabilities so that its efforts in cybersecurity are decentralized and spread across various offices, a General Accountability Report says. Federal News Radio reports the GAO report was originally prepared in May 2010 and declassified Monday. The report’s aim was to address …

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Energy Department Installs Fuel Cells at Military Posts

The Energy Department will install 18 fuel cell backup power systems at 8 U.S. military posts as part of a partnership with the Defense Department, Reuters reports. The $6.6 million-project will test how the fuel cells perform in emergency situations or real-world operations, and to help manufacturers address technical problems. …

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Gates as Pentagon Change Agent: Low-key, but Crucial

When Robert M. Gates was named defense secretary at the end of 2006, the former CIA chief was thrust into the midst of the debate about sending more troops to quell the insurgency in Iraq. Now, after serving longer in his Pentagon post than all but four of his predecessors …

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Panetta, Pentagon Prepare for Old Switcharoo

Following the unanimous vote in the Senate yesterday to approve CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next defense secretary, the Pentagon is preparing for the top transition as Robert Gates retires at the end of the month. DoD has launched a transition team headed by Marcel Lettre, principal deputy assistant …

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DoD Service Contracting to Take a Hit under Senate Committee Plan

Under a spending measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Defense Department’s funding for service contracts would be cut down to 2010 levels, in what Federal News Radio said amounted to a service-contractor hiring freeze. DoD’s service-contracting budget would take a $1.1 billion cut, according to a committee …

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