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DoD Announces Results of Renewable Energy Projects Review

The Defense Department announced today a review of 249 renewable energy projects proposed in 39 states and Puerto Rico have found that 229 have little or no impact on military missions. This clears the way for further production of more than 10 giga watts of renewable energy generation capacity. The …

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White House Launches Third Annual SAVE Award Competition

  The White House has kicked off its third annual SAVE award competition, which is part of the administrations’ effort to modernize the government. The Savings Americans Value and Efficiency program allows federal workers to submit thousands of cost-cutting ideas to the Office of Management and Budget for review. “We …

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Senators Ask Panetta to Stop Planned Hiring Freeze at Pentagon

A handful of senators are trying to prevent the Defense Department from implementing a hiring freeze at the Pentagon. They say DoD could be breaking the law if the freeze does happen. Sens. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) sent …

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House Votes on Increasing Defense Budget

  The House of Representatives recently voted for a $649 billion defense spending bill that increases the Defense Department’s budget by $17 billion. Even amid the sluggish economy and cuts being made to various government agencies, the House made it clear where its priorities lie, one GOP representative said. “House …

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Senate Approves VA IT Budget

Photo: wikipedia.org The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Department of Veteran Affairs 2012 IT budget request of $3.161 billion. A vote on the department’s IT budget by the House of Representatives last May cut $136 million from the amount requested. Both houses of Congress will work out the different …

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Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III Steps Down

The third longest-serving deputy secretary of defense, William J. Lynn III, will be resigning this fall. The nation’s 30th deputy secretary has spent the last two decades in government service, beginning with his role as national security adviser to the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy. “It has been an honor …

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US Cyber Command Adds New Appointees

The Defense Department’s U.S. Cyber Command is adding on new appointees to its organization. Rear Adm. Sean Filipowski will serve as the new deputy director of operations, replacing Rear Adm. Jan Tighe, who will become the next director of decision superiority in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. …

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DoD Invites Employees to Join New IT Exchange Program

The Defense Department is welcoming its civilian employees and private-sector IT professionals to join its Information Technology Exchange Program, which provides defense IT programs and initiatives as well as many other opportunities. This is all in an effort for DoD to share best practices and help private-sector employees gain  better …

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New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Addresses DoD on His First Day

In a letter to the Department of Defense on his first day as the new defense secretary, former CIA Director Leon Panetta assured the president, U.S. troops and the department’s civilian employees that he would lead the DoD’s mission to protect U.S. citizens and the country’s interests around the world. …

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Sluggish Economy Tightens DoD Budget

The continuing downturn of the economy is affecting this year’s DoD budget. At the recent 2011 Defense Logistics Agency Industry Conference and Exhibition, Undersecretary of Defense Robert F. Hale had a very dim view of the future growth of the defense budget. “There’s a rule of thumb that says you …

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