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The Cyber Command is focused on achieving real-time capabilities, but the director of current operations said they still have serious work to do. He appealed to industry leaders for help designing a sufficient platform.
The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.
Stratfor Global Intelligence is reporting Ukrainian pilots were involved in the strafing of Libyan protestors. An Arab diplomat close to the Libyan government told them the MiG pilots were Ukrainian. The Ukrainian military says none of its pilots were involved in the activity. Stratfor also reported on February 21, boats operated by Italians attacked demonstrators in Benghazi and Tripoli. The source's information also indicated that the Egyptian army prevented a convoy of trucks carrying aid to Libya from crossing the border.
The Navy is alerting servicemembers that operating under continuing resolution funding levels in its manpower and personnel accounts will lead to orders to new duty stations on much shorter notice.
The military issued its first secure identity card just about 10 years ago and now it's a part of the department's culture. The Pentagon is looking at how to expand the use of the Common Access Card to include transit benefits and electronic purse capabilities. The card, however, almost didn't get past the first pilot.
The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."
Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.
Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel
People whose military service was involuntarily extended or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, have until March 4 to file for retroactive payments of $500 for each month of their extended service under the "Stop Loss" policy.