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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

>Members of a female engagement team from the 101st Airborne Division, who will be directly interacting with Afghan women during the coming deployment, have been equipped with the female prototypes of the newest generation of Army tactical vests.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:23pm EDT

First elements of DoD's Joint Information Environment come together in Europe

At meetings this week, DoD gives European Command the go-ahead to start building the first increment of a standards-based IT environment that will collapse thousands of networks into a single, interoperable environment.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 05:42am EDT
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Process underway to one day bring cyber weapons to battlefield

Army officials said first they have to define what exactly is a cyber weapon or tactical fire in military-speak.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 09:14am EDT

War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

>After nearly 11 years, many by now have grown numb to the sting of losing soldiers like Pfc. Shane W. Cantu of Corunna, Mich. He died of shrapnel wounds in the remoteness of eastern Afghanistan, not far from the getaway route that Osama bin Laden took when U.S. forces invaded after Sept. 11, 2001, and began America's longest war.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 10:34am EDT

New Army Reserve chief prioritizes suicide prevention, calm message on budget

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley took over as Chief of the Army Reserve in June. He tells Federal News Radio there are only two issues that keep him up at night.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 11:42am EDT
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Army Contracting Command easing burden on contracting officers

Gino Magnifico, the ACC's chief information officer, said his component is helping to lead an Armywide effort to develop a new contract writing system. It's not just a technology refresh, however. It's about improving the business processes.
September 6, 2012

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Army, NFL team up to combat traumatic brain injury

The Army has joined up with the National Football League to fight traumatic brain injury, a threat to both soldiers and players.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 09:09am EDT

Ga. prosecutor seeks death penalty for 3 soldiers

Georgia prosecutors will seek the death penalty against three Army soldiers accused of killing a former serviceman and his girlfriend to protect an anti-government militia group, officials said Thursday during tense court hearings in which one victim's stepfather was tackled and handcuffed as he tried to rush the defense table.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 08:39am EDT

Soldiers charged in assassination plot

Four Army soldiers have been charged with plotting anti-government attacks, including assassinating President Barack Obama.

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 07:48am EDT

Army keeps traditional physical fitness test - for now

The Army will keep using the Army Physical Fitness Test to gauge readiness until a study into new methods is completed, the service announced. In 2011, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command introduced a new test to more than 10,000 soldiers to measure Warrior Task and Battle Drill readiness. However, until that study is fully concluded, TRADOC command said "longstanding and proven" systems of physical fitness will continue to be the standard.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 04:16pm EDT

Feds charge Army officer, 2 others in fraud scheme

An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and two former Special Forces soldiers were indicted Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme to win military contracts in Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:16pm EDT

Report accuses general of lavish travel, spending

The four-star general who headed U.S. Africa Command used military vehicles to shuttle his wife on shopping trips and to a spa and billed the government for a refueling stop overnight in Bermuda, where the couple stayed in a $750 suite, a Defense Department investigation has found.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 08:12pm EDT

Pentagon IG details 'multiple forms of misconduct' by AFRICOM general

First Africa Command leader misused his authority and government funds, DoD inspector general finds. The review recommends the Army take "appropriate action" against Gen. William Ward.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 04:01pm EDT

Lightning injures 10 NJ soldiers at NY's Ft. Drum

Military officials say a lightning strike has injured 10 soldiers from a New Jersey Army National Guard unit who were training at Fort Drum in northern New York.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 10:01am EDT

AWOL soldier gets life term for Fort Hood plot

The soldier who went AWOL and plotted to kill other troops outside a Texas Army post remained defiant Friday as he was sentenced to life in prison, not asking for mercy and vowing to never end what he considers his holy war.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 11:56pm EDT

Army under secretary: With or without sequestration, DoD will shrink

Army Under Secretary Joseph Westphal said if the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration go into effect, the impact to the Defense Department will be "devastating." At the same time, the DoD still must plan for cuts as tight budget continue and combat operations shrink.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 08:26pm EDT
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Bomb threat at Walter Reed medical center

A bomb threat has been called in to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, forcing a building to be closed for three hours at the facility outside Washington.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 01:40pm EDT

Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases

Army says 130 companies have expressed interest in building renewable facilities on military installations so far. Winners will be picked by the end of the year.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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