Tag Archives: Defense Department

Proposed Rules Would Require Privacy Training for Contractors

The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration are proposing regulations that would require contractors to complete training that addresses privacy protection, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and the handling and safeguarding of personally identifiable information. The regulation, published in the Oct. 14 Federal Register, would …

Read More »

Former Defense No. 2 William Lynn Honored in Retirement Ceremony

William Lynn, the former deputy defense secretary, was honored by the Defense Department for his service to the country during a ceremony earlier this week. “We really are thankful for his service to this department,” said current defense secretary Leon Panetta. “I’m personally thankful for the service he gave me …

Read More »

Panetta: Service Branches Should Make Budget Cuts ‘as a Team’

The military service branches should not make budget decisions based on parochialism and instead work together as a team, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday. During remarks at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention, Panetta gave few specifics on how the Pentagon would implement $450 billion in cuts …

Read More »

Pentagon Review: Defense Cuts $100B Greater than Advertised

The Defense Department and some politicians are becoming more vocal about their belief that the Budget Control Act will cause substantially larger defense spending cuts than the oft-advertised $350 billion in reductions by 2023. Aerospace Industries Association chief Marion Blakey estimates the real size of the cuts would be between $460 billion …

Read More »

Pentagon Cuts Could Spare CyberWar Efforts, Lynn Says

The future of weapons modernization programs hangs in the balance as the Pentagon prepares to cut up to $450 billion in spending over the next decade, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in an interview Monday. “Its clear we’re going to have to trim modernization programs to some degree and …

Read More »

William Cohen Warns Congress Don’t ‘Hollow Out’ Military

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen is realistic about the future of the U.S defense budget. “There are ways to go about cutting the defense budget and we will have to,” he said at a Sept. 29 speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Our force structure under the circumstances is …

Read More »