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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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Panetta Has Work Cut out at Pentagon

Soon-to-be Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has his work cut out for him. While current Secretary Robert M. Gates, who retires at the end of the week, has earned accolades for making a dent in many of the important issues facing the Defense Department, others remain. Gates said recently that when …

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Gates as Pentagon Change Agent: Low-key, but Crucial

When Robert M. Gates was named defense secretary at the end of 2006, the former CIA chief was thrust into the midst of the debate about sending more troops to quell the insurgency in Iraq. Now, after serving longer in his Pentagon post than all but four of his predecessors …

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Panetta, Pentagon Prepare for Old Switcharoo

Following the unanimous vote in the Senate yesterday to approve CIA Director Leon Panetta as the next defense secretary, the Pentagon is preparing for the top transition as Robert Gates retires at the end of the month. DoD has launched a transition team headed by Marcel Lettre, principal deputy assistant …

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