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Phillip Carter, senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, joins Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.
The company that employed the Washington Navy Yard shooter pulled his access to classified material for two days in August when mental health problems became evident, but restored it quickly and never told Navy officials about the withdrawal. The Associated Press reports, "an initial Navy review revealed that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company, The Experts, ordered computer contractor Aaron Alexis back to Washington, D.C., after a police incident in Rhode Island in August, according to senior U.S. officials."
Sen. Chuck Grassley released a report Friday, revealing fudged financial statements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and audit misconduct from the Inspector General's office.
The Department of Defense has come up with a strategy for the Arctic. Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel says U.S. Forces will continue to train and operate routinely in the region working on a secure and stable region where U.S. national interests are safeguarded, the U.S. homeland is protected, and nations work cooperatively to address challenges. It also wants to promote defense cooperation to respond to a wide range of challenges and contingencies-operating through cooperative means.
Four senators have introduced a bill to extend to members of the military the same whistleblower protections enjoyed by civilian agency employees. The bipartisan bill already has gained the support of one advocacy group -- the Government Accountability Project.
As the Defense Department builds out a technology infrastructure that's designed to be the latest generation of commercial mobile devices into users' hands, it's still unsure how to meet a key security requirement: identity management systems that comply with the military's existing requirements for secure user authentication.
Tags: technology , mobile computing , Bring your own device , identity management , Common Access Card , public key infrastructure , DISA , DMDC , Marine Corps , Greg Youst , Michael Butler , Rob Anderson , AFCEA , Jared Serbu
Defense Secretary Hagel met recently with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada during the Halifax International Security Forum to discuss regional security issues. During the meeting, Hagel and Ya'alon reaffirmed the strength of the U.S. Israel defense relationship, and pledged to continue to consult closely on the multitude of challenges facing the two countries. Also discussed --Iran, Egypt, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
After a Pentagon directive "with no escape clause" for all DoD components to migrate to a single email system, Navy and Marine Corps respond by studying the business case for doing so. Officials want to figure out the cost to move to the DISA-run service.
Dave Wennergren, vice president of Enterprise Technologies and Services at CACI, joined Francis Rose for Industry Chatter.
Agencies whose missions include protecting military members from fraud say federal laws against exploiting service members are easily circumvented. But soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines also need more education about avoiding bad financial decisions.