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Panetta Wants Senate Support For Pentagon 2013 Budget Request

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently asked a Senate panel to support the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2013, the American Forces Press Service reports. Panetta told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on defense that the DoD’s budget request are based on the military spending projections from department leaders. Some of …

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Buck McKeon Highlights Sequestration, Job Losses In Column

A million jobs across government and industry are on the line because of impending defense budget cuts under sequestration, a top House lawmaker recently said. In a column for Investors.com, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the White House and Congress need to resolve the …

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Report: Panetta Discussing Tech Sharing In India

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in New Delhi, India for a two-day visit to discuss the country’s role in transferring technology and co-producing military equipment, reports Marcus Weisgerber for Defense News. Panetta arrived in India on Tuesday for his first visit as defense secretary and his visit to India is …

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GAO Shows Concern On Pentagon IT System Management

The Government Accountability Office released a report concluding that the Defense Department uses a high-risk method to manage its business information technology systems, David Perera reports for FierceGovernment IT. According to the June 1 audit, the Pentagon’s challenges include its practice of confirming and approving business system modernization projects worth …

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Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick Takes Army Engineers Command

Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick was sworn in as commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers and chief of engineers for the branch. According to an Army press release, the event took place during an assumption of command ceremony May 22 at Fort McNair in Washington. Bostick will serve …

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NSA Starting Cyber Program For College Students

The National Security Agency has launched a new cybersecurity initiative that targets college students to fill jobs in this sector, the agency announced Monday. The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program aims to encourage students to pursue careers within the cyber domain and augment the number of skilled …

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House OKs Defense Bill Language Easing SATCOM Export Restrictions

The House approved an amendment to the 213 defense authorization bill that would alter restrictions on exporting U.S.-made commercial satellites, Kate Brannen reports for Defense News. Lawmakers agreed by voice vote to language in the bill that would allow commercial satellites to be moved from the U.S. Munitions List to …

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