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James Winnefeld: Pentagon Plans $23B for Cyber Over 4 Years

Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday the Defense Department plans to spend $23 billion on cybersecurity programs between 2014 and 2018, the American Forces Press Service reports. Karen Parrish writes the four-year plan includes funds for 4,000 cyber operations personnel. “Almost every element of our national …

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Congress Boosts NASA’s Funding for Deep Space Exploration

Through the House Appropriations Bill recently signed into law, Congress approved $178 billion for NASA, a $650 million cut from last year, and $924 million less that President Obama requested in February. Despite the overall cut, NASA did see some major increases, particularly in the areas of deep space exploration, as …

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Senate Confirms Dempsey for Joint Chiefs Post

The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey, currently the Army’s chief of staff, will succeed current chairman Adm. Mike Mullen. Mullen is retiring when his term ends Sept. 30. Army Times reports the Senate also confirmed Navy …

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