Tag Archives: Department of Defense

Navy, Marines Need Flexible People, Says Secretary Gates

Speaking yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Convention at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said sailors and Marines must have morals, physical courage and integrity, and they must think “creatively and boldly.” “They must have the vision and insight to see …

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DoD a ‘Green’ Winner, Says Report

Just in time for Earth Day celebrations, a major independent research group has named the Department of Defense a leader in energy conservation. “The department is doing more than sounding an alarm; it has enacted energy goals and is inventing, testing and deploying new technologies and alternative fuels to meet …

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Admiral Mullen Makes Visit to Columbia University

The Department of Defense is working to increase public awareness of the value of military veterans. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Mike Mullen visited Columbia University this past weekend to do just that. “This is the beginning of an effort to connect with communities throughout the …

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DOD Reveals Open Government Plan

The U.S. Department of Defense will soon be taking steps to make the department more transparent and data more readily available to the public. Yesterday, April 8, 2010, the DOD released their Open Government Plan detailing the efforts. “Improved transparency can enable the public to better understand goals and activities …

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Gates Urges Funding for Special Operations

Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked budget issues at the Naval Academy during a Forrestal Lecture series last night, April 7, 2010. He stressed the importance of getting special operations funding, which has been one of his priorities since he first took office. “I didn’t know where to go in the …

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DoD Senior Executive Service Appointment & Reassignment

Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, announced yesterday April 6, 2010, one appointment and one reassignment in the Department of Defense Senior Executive Service. Linda Allen was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Allen was assigned as Director of the Acquisition and Procurement Office for the Washington D.C headquarters. …

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New Biometrics Agency to Support National Security Strategy

With biometric information taking an increasingly prominent role in national security, the Department of Defense has created the new Biometrics Identity Management Agency, which will lead DoD activities to integrate and synchronize biometrics technologies and capabilities and to manage the DoD’s biometrics database to support the National Security Strategy. According …

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Obesity, Drug Abuse Concerns Among DoD Recruiters

Despite historic recruitment rates since the end of the military draft, the Department of Defense continues to take measures to ensure prolonged recruitment successes, according to a senior Pentagon official. In a written testimony submitted to the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on military personnel, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel …

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“MilBook” Has Growing Popularity

The U.S. Military is seeing growing popularity with new Web 2.0 tool “milBook.” This new secure, behind-the-firewall, professional networking site for the military has already attracted 20,000 users. “MilBook” has quickly become a widely accepted tool by the Department of Defense. It was launched back in October 2009. One of …

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