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Amid cuts, DoD cyber spending a growth spot

Jim Lewis, a senior fellow and director of the Technology and Public Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the rising profile of cybersecurity in the Defense Department even as officials have announced impending budget cuts.

Tags: budget , cybersecurity , CSIS , Jim Lewis , Leon Panetta , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:15pm EST
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National Guard, Reserves to play key role in reducing size of military

The National Guard and Reserve will be key to implementing the Pentagon's plans for "reversible" cuts to military ground forces, the Defense Department's top policy official said Monday. DoD is still trying to figure out the best ways to keep at least part of the reserve component in an operational status after 10 years of war.

Tags: National Guard , Reserve , TRICARE , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , pay and benefits , Michelle Flournoy , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu , Brookings Institution

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:17am EST
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DoD awards $18M for battlefield energy reduction programs

One objective of the program is to reach new contractors, primarily small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tags: Energy , green government , In Depth

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

Role of DoD assistant secretary for networks changes

The position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integeration no longer has acquisition-specific functions or resources for command, control, communications, non-intelligence space matters and major automated information systems.

Tags: DoD Update , workforce

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 07:33am EST

F-35s grounded

The Pentagon grounded six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California, due to a problem with the parachutes packed under the pilot's ejection seat -- Reuters reports the affected parachutes, manufactured by a privately owned British company, for Lockheed Martin were improperly folded and must be adjusted before the aircraft can resume test flights.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:21pm EST

Nominee for Southern Command commander waits for Senate OK

If confirmed he will replace Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser at the Miami-based command and become the third Marine Corps commander of the Southern Command.

Tags: John Kelly , Southern Command , People , Leon Panetta , In Depth

Monday - 01/30/2012, 03:31pm EST

Symantec links DoD hacks to China

A "staging server" hosted by one of the largest ISPs in the country is based in the Beijing area

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , hacker , China , In Depth , Symantec

Monday - 01/30/2012, 03:26pm EST

Air Force cuts personnel to meet revised mission

The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army's service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.

Tags: DoD budget , strategic guidance , Budget Control Act , Army , Air Force , BRAC , workforce , end strength , Norton Schwartz , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:25am EST
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