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Gates Feeling Acrimonious about Acronyms? DoD Limits Alphabet Soup

The Defense Department’s executive secretary issued a memo this week instructing DoD officials to refrain from using acronyms in written correspondence with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, according to a report on Federal News Radio. According to the memo, sent by Michael Bruhn Nov. 30, which was first reported on …

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WikiLeaks’ Aftermath: Big Chill on Information Sharing?

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ latest disclosures – the potential publication of more than 250,000 secret State Department diplomatic cables, Obama administration officials are vowing it won’t happen again. But, the thought of a post-WikiLeaks clampdown has some observers predicting a possible chill for information sharing in the federal government. …

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Cute Pets Not Likely on Army’s Video-sharing Site

First, there was Army social networking site milBook, followed by collaborative site milWiki, and then blogging platform milBlog. Now, the Army has announced its launch of milTube, which will allow service members to upload, share and view videos. Protected by the Defense Department’s firewall, the new site gives a literal …

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Gates Wants ‘Better Protections for both .Gov and .Com’

Speaking at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the recent partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, a civilian agency, and the Defense Department’s National Security Agency would lead to better Internet security. Gates said his hope is that the partnership, …

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Tech Gurus Talk up Trimming Deficit with IT

Coming the same day as the sweeping proposals of President Barack Obama’s deficit panel, two Washington-area technology gurus took to Politico’s op-ed page to discuss how smarter use of information technology can help trim the deficit. “Smarter use of information technology is one of the best ways to boost productivity …

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Experts Predict $20 Billion in Additional Cuts as DoD Costs Rise

Even though Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has proposed a sweeping round of efficiency initiatives, the Defense Department will likely need to lop an additional $20 billion off the budget, because of rising costs, according to the chair of a federal advisory committee. According to Defense News, Chairman of the …

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Gates Accepts Patriot Award on Behalf of Troops

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was honored with the American Patriot Award from National Defense University for his work in defense, including service under eight presidents in a career spanning four decades. Gates said he accepted the award on behalf of the service members, who serve their country in times …

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