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Pentagon Steps up Fitness Efforts

The Department of Defense has launched a fitness challenge for its civilian workers with the goal to record 1.5 million hours of physical activity by Oct. 31. DoD’s Civilian Personnel Policy Office is sponsoring the “Leap Into Fall” campaign, which began Aug. 16, Kathleen Ott, acting deputy undersecretary of defense …

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Lynn Details Pentagon’s Cyber-Defense Measures

To fight the cyber threat, the Pentagon has built “layered and robust defenses” around military networks, and officials from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security are collaborating to protect the computer systems, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn wrote in an article published yesterday in Foreign Affairs magazine. …

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DoD Reveals Details on Previously Classified Cyber Attack

The most significant breach of U.S. military computers was caused by a flash drive inserted into a U.S. military laptop on a post in the Middle East in 2008, according to an article in Foreign Affairs. In the article slated to be published today on Pentagon’s cyber strategy, Deputy Defense …

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Pentagon Releases Letter Sent to Purported WikiLeaks Attorney

Department of Defense officials yesterday released a letter the Pentagon’s top lawyer sent to a man purported to be an attorney for the WikiLeaks website, which previously published tens of thousands of classified documents and plans to release 15,000 more. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters Wednesday afternoon Timothy J. …

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DARPA Releases New Privacy Principles

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy last week announced the federal research agency responsible for maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military has released a set of Privacy Principle to address the issue of balancing access to information with the need to respect personal privacy. Expanding …

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Gates Releases Efficiencies Initiatives

In continuation of the Department of Defense’s strive toward financial efficiency, Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday a series of legislative initiatives designed to reduce overhead, duplication and excess in DoD to instill a future of savings and restraint for the department. The initiatives come after Gates’ request in May …

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McKinley Highlights National Guard’s Contribution

Chief of the National Guard Bureau Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley released yesterday a report titled “The National Guard: A Great Value for America” in response to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ effort to find efficiencies throughout the services. The report highlighted ways the National Guard contributes to Gates’ …

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Defense Review Panel Addresses Roles in Federal Cyberspace

The legislatively mandated Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel addressed the much debated issue of authority over cybersecurity in the federal space in the report released last week to the Department of Defense. In the report, the panel expressed concern over the lack of structure in combating potential cyber attacks. While …

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