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DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

Pentagon officials try to ease lawmakers' fears about whether renewable energy projects are affecting military functions. DoD has set up a task force to look at this issue, and wants to use advanced technology to help plan for projects.

Tags: mngt , Dorothy Robyn , Jerry Hansen , Debra Tune , Solomon Ortiz , Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , Army , House Armed Services Committee , green government , energy efficiency , Military readiness

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 07:10am EST
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New command at tip of DoD cyber spear, Lt. Gen. Alexander says

Services react with relief and expectation for what new organization can do for the military. Alexander says securing DoD networks is foremost focus.

Tags: technology , security , Keith Alexander , Greg Schumacher , David Senty , Sean Filipowski , Ray Letteer , DoD , NSA , Army , Navy , Marines Corps , DHS , AFCEA , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , workforce

Friday - 06/26/2009, 06:56am EDT
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Air Force names new vice commander for cyber unit

Brig. Gen. Shugg takes on role that has been vacant since October.

Tags: management , technology , Brig. Gen. Charles Shugg , Cyber Command , cybersecurity

Friday - 05/01/2009, 06:09pm EDT

DoD's cyber command would be next step in evolution

Experts say command would better organize military capabilities

Tags: technology , Robert Gates , DoD , DISA , STRATCOM , NSA , DHS , USAF , House Armed Services Committee , Henry Raduege , John Gilligan , Deloitte Touché , cybersecurity , Cyber review

Friday - 04/24/2009, 07:08am EDT
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Should the Marines set up a cyber command?

Corps issues a new paper asking commanders their thoughts. The paper details issues that would lead the Marines to identify challenges and propose solutions.

Tags: technology , Marine Corps , DoD , Army , cybersecurity , Cyber Command

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:59am EDT

Agencies easily achieving green purchasing goals

Eight departments earn gold award for buying green electronics at least 95 percent of the time. Agencies also relying on renewable energy to provide electricity and power vehicles at a higher rate.

Tags: technology , contracting , Sarah O'Brien , EPA , Office of the Federal Environmental Executive , Energy , Federal Acquisition Regulations Council , Green Electronics Council , IEEE , green purchasing , EPEAT , Fleet , Green power , Federal Electronics Challenge

Friday - 09/04/2009, 07:36pm EDT
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NSPS remains on life support

Task force says DoD should reconstruct pay-for-performance program. Military expects to decide on path forward this fall.

Tags: pay and benefits , Brad Bunn , William Lynn , John Berry , DoD , OPM , AFGE , Accenture , John Gage , Rob Thomas , NSPS , pay-for-performance , GS Systems

Tuesday - 08/25/2009, 01:40pm EDT
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Remains Recovered

U.S. Air Force Maj. Kenneth Bourland's remains were found at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Feb. 7th after more than three weeks of the search and rescue. The U.S. Southern Command says Bourland, 37, of Birmingham, Ala., accompanied a U.S. flag officer during an official visit to Haiti Jan. 12th. He was among four other U.S. military personnel in Hotel Montana when the 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. The other individuals survive

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Thursday - 02/11/2010, 11:13am EST

Falcon View heads to Haiti

The U.S. military is sending significant resources to Haiti to help out in the aftermath of the earthquake. Among those re sources is Air Force Intelligence gear to help with mapping. Many types of maps are supported, but the primary ones of interest to most users are aeronautical charts, satellite images and elevation maps. Many roads and landmarks are destroyed, so equipment to figure out where they were is essential.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , U.S. Military ,

Monday - 01/18/2010, 10:11pm EST
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