Tag Archives: Department of Defense

Lynn: Cyber Attack Would Affect U.S., Canadian Links

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III met with Canadian National Security Advisor Marie-Lucie Morin to discuss cooperation efforts for a cyber defense strategy between the two nations at a meeting in Ottowa, Canada. As threat levels of cyber attacks continue to climb, Lynn feels that a U.S. cyber defense collaboration …

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DoD Holds Environmental Stewardship Awards

The annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony highlighted the federal government’s commitment to its environmental stewardship during an event held at the Pentagon. The nine recipients that received awards were honored for their creation of key sustainability projects. These projects included decreasing the use of pesticides and finding alternative measures; identifying …

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Task Force to Speed IT Procurement within DoD

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III yesterday announced plans to expedite procurement of information systems in the department, starting with the establishment of a task force that will focus on speeding up the IT acquisition process during the U.S. Strategic Command Cyberspace Symposium. The task force will have experts …

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DoD to Implement New Suspicious-Activity Reporting System

The Department of Defense has announced it will use the FBI-owned and maintained eGuardian suspicious-activity reporting system to ensure access to appropriate law enforcement-related threat information in support of the department’s missions. The announcement follows two years of analysis and a six-month pilot program designed to find the best replacement …

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Defense Secretary Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates last Friday received a lifetime achievement award for his four decades of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security, making him the 26th recipient to be honored with the William Oliver Baker Award since its establishment in 1985. The Intelligence and National …

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Cybersecurity Adoption Poses Problems for Government, Says DoD Official

Adopting cybersecurity measures presents significant challenges for the Department of Defense, the government and for critical infrastructure, a senior DoD official said Tuesday. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller said the issue of cybersecurity has the attention of all defense leaders, and progress is being …

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DoD to Study Compensation

The Department of Defense yesterday announced the start of the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, which will zone in on combat pay, compensation for reserve-component servicemembers, caregivers and survivors and pay incentives for critical career fields. Appointed to lead the review is Thomas L. Bush, a former senior executive …

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Pentagon Unveils New Widget to Spread the News

The Pentagon Channel has unveiled its latest new-media tool, which allows users to receive the latest DoD podcasts on their own website or social-networking pages by cutting and pasting a short line of code. The new widget features nine different podcasts, ranging from “This Week in the Pentagon” to audio …

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