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4:49 pm, July 11, 2014

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The US is grappling for solutions in Syria

Syrian peace talks are not making much progress. There are reports the Assad regime is stepping up attacks on rebels and anecdotal evidence that Al Qaida trained militants are leaving Syria and heading back to their home countries. Amid all this, the US and its allies are stepping up their search a solution to the brutal civil war. One of the elements being discussed is a more active role for the US military.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 08:15am EST

DoD enters $40.5M joint contract for Adobe products

The Pentagon leverages the buying power of 2.6 million DoD personnel in the Air Force, Army and Defense Information Systems Agency in signing joint enterprise license agreement with CDW-G.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:18pm EST

Medical professionals call for deeper study on roadside bombs

Roadside bombs have killed nearly 3,600 military service members and wounded 34,000 more in Iraq and Afghanistan, but many of the long-term health effects are unknown for those who seemingly walked away without serious injury. For that reason, the Institute of Medicine is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a registry of service members exposed to such bombs so the long-term consequences can be better tracked.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 09:13am EST

US may go after Afghan militants

A Pentagon spokesman says that if any of the 65 Afghan militants who were released from a former U.S. prison return to the battlefield, U.S. forces might hunt them down. The Pentagon's press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Friday that the 65 are not considered targets at the moment.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 09:12am EST

AP: Misconduct in Army forces more soldiers out

Data obtained by The Associated Press shows that the number of officers who left the Army due to misconduct more than tripled in the past three years.

Monday - 02/17/2014, 08:45pm EST

Army enlists public to solve battlefield equipment gaps

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is unpacking the results of a new demonstration designed to crowdsource soldiers' top-priority battlefield needs.

Friday - 02/14/2014, 04:33am EST
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By owning, operating network, Marines set the table for the JIE

Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally, the Marines Corps CIO, said the service is updating its network hardware and collapsing five unclassified networks into one.
February 13, 2014

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 01:55pm EST
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US, foreign defense industries seek new business here and abroad

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn, the chief executive officer of DRS Technologies, joined Francis Rose guest on Pentagon Solutions.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 06:47pm EST
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Drawdown progressing

U.S. military officials said the number of American troops in Afghanistan could drop to as low as 20,000 by mid-summer, giving commanders the ability to pull them all out by the end of the year if no agreement is reached. It generally takes about 10 months to shut down a massive military base, but officials said the Pentagon is prepared to do it in a much shorter - although far more expensive - timeline.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 08:16am EST

DoD plans dry-run financial audit for 2015

The entire military must pass a financial audit by 2017, and the military services have made slow, uneven progress toward that goal. The Pentagon plans to conduct a partial audit of the entire department next year to identify weaknesses and areas in which it should focus its energy.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 05:20am EST
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NGA transforms into dynamic geospatial service provider

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is focusing on four programs to add more value to how it delivers GIS content and services to the DoD and intelligence communities. Director Letitia Long said the community is in phase three of the evolution of using and sharing geospatial information.

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:51am EST
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Key trends and legacies of 2013

Steve Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School, provides his "Year in Review" highlighting key trends, events and personalities (legacies) of 2013.
February 11, 2014 (This is an encore presentation. This show originally aired January 14, 2014.)

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:34pm EST
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Guatemalan solider sent to U.S. prison

A former Guatemalan special forces soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in a US prison for lying on his citizenship application. He lied about his participation in massacre that wiped out a village 30 years ago. Jorge Sosa, 55, was stripped of his American citizenship after being convicted of failing to disclose his alleged participation in the killing of at least 160 people in the village of Dos Erres.

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 08:49am EST

Navy's legacy NMCI network to get another contract extension

Navy officials said Friday that a bid protest to the new Next Generation Enterprise Network contract played a part in once again delaying the transition away from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, which has been outsourced to an outside vendor for more than a decade.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:04pm EST

Singapore Air Show Means Money

There's a big air show this week in Singapore and aerospace firms will finalize numerous billion dollar deal during the show. The firms goals are simple and the same --survive a dry spell in emerging markets. Those markets are vital to their plans to plans to keep producing large numbers of jets. The biggest aerospace gathering in Asia is usually a "show and tell" where executives come to mingle with some of the world's biggest long-haul carriers and the region's busy military buyers.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 10:19am EST

Obama nominates Bob Work to be No. 2 at DoD

Robert Work will return to the Defense Department for a third tour of duty. He was in the Marines for 27 years and served almost four years as undersecretary of the Navy.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 02:59pm EST

Polish investigate CIA secret prisons

Polish prosecutors may seek access to terror suspects detained by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay for direct questioning as part of an investigation into whether a secret CIA prison operated here in 2002-2003, an official said Thursday. The prosecutors would need U.S. permission to question prisoners held at Guantanamo and are weighing whether to make a request. Washington has provided little help to Poland's investigation, which was launched in 2008, and has already denied an appeal from Warsaw for assistance in gathering evidence.

Friday - 02/07/2014, 10:04am EST

Pentagon places emphasis on morality

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has told military leaders to put a renewed emphasis on moral behavior across the force following a series of ethical lapses that have included cheating scandals among the Navy and Air Force's nuclear missions. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said Hagel told the military and civilian leaders of the services in a meeting on Wednesday that he wants the issue dealt with more urgently and wants updates on a regular basis.

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 09:54am EST

Navy to rename DC building where gunman killed 12

Navy Vice Adm. William Hilarides said in an email to employees on Tuesday that Building 197 will be named after Joshua Humphreys, who designed the Navy's first six frigates.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 07:17pm EST

Exam cheating scandal hits Navy nuclear force

Navy says at least 30 sailors implicated in alleged cheating on naval nuclear reactor tests

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 05:30pm EST
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