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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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DoD’s Flournoy on the Emerging Threat in Today’s World

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy spoke at the World Affairs council about the changing face of threats and securities Nov. 4. Flournoy said she believes “we are in a uniquely transformative moment: a time in an emergence of new global actors and an unprecedented spread of technology that …

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Cyber Attacks against DoD on the Decline?

Cyber attacks against the Defense Department declined in 2010, according to a report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission and reported on by Wired’s Danger Room blog. In the first half of 2010, there were some 30,000 malicious cyber incidents against the Pentagon. In 2009, there were about …

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Mullen: Odierno ‘Right Leader’ for JFCOM

In a ceremony marking Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno’s assumption of command of the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the new leader who will lead JFCOM into its uncertain future. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, …

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DoD Puts Spotlight on CIO Award Winners

Following a high-profile pick for a new chief information officer at the Defense Department earlier this week, DoD officials named this year’s winners of the DoD Chief Information Officer awards. At a Pentagon ceremony Oct. 28, Deputy Chief Management Officer David Wennergren, who works in the office of the deputy …

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DHS Seeks Collaboration in IT

The Department of Homeland Security wants to increase collaboration on its IT projects, said DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires, continuing an ongoing theme of agency coordination Speaking before the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, Spires said this new approach, known as enterprise governance, would bring together those who …

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New Marine Commandant Provides Glimpse into Corps’ Future

At a passage-of-command ceremony Oct. 22, Gen. James Amos was elevated to the post of Marine Commandant – the 35th to hold the position, and the first-ever naval aviator to assume it, National Defense Magazine reports. At the ceremony, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates challenged the new commandant and the …

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DoD Picks CIO with Reformer Reputation

The Defense Department announced a new pick for chief information officer to lead DoD in a new direction following months of IT reorganization. Teri Takai, who previously served as the CIO of California, was originally nominated for her post in March. However, in September, her nomination was withdrawn because of …

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