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Security companies in Afghanistan shutting down

Afghanistan has begun disbanding private security companies and confiscating their weapons. President Hamid Karzai said in August all private security companies had to close down within four months. It's part of part of a plan for the government to take over all security responsibilities beginning in 2014. Karzai says the firms are responsible for horrific accident and a series of killings, crimes and scandals.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Hamid Karzai

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:29pm EDT

Assange was obsessed

What led to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's decision to release 75 thousand classified documents obtained from a U.S. Army private? A former group spokesman, who quit the organization said it was becoming consumed by its confrontation with the Pentagon. Daniel Domscheit-Berg, a German who said he left because of Assange's management style. He told Der Speigel he had serious problems with Assange's "obsession" with attacking the U.S. government.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Julian Assange , Daniel Domscheit-Berg , Army

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:28pm EDT

Wikileaks unraveling

There is word that wiki-leaks is coming apart at the seams. The Associated Press says WikiLeaks is unraveling from internal turmoil and power struggles. Key staffers at the website have reportedly deserted the organization out of anger that founder Julian Assange unilaterally decided to publish tens of thousands of classified documents before enough work was done to protect the names of informants. Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, founded WikiLeaks in 2006 for people wishing to anonymously publish material that companies and governments want kept secret.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 01:25pm EDT

Wennergren, others get new jobs at DoD

The Defense Department announced reassignments for its Seniors Executive Service.

Tags: management , David Wennergren , David Bennett , Rebecca Harris

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:30pm EDT

DoD prepares for post-petroleum era

Christine Parthemore, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses with the DorobekINSIDER the findings of a CNAS study about DoD's transition away from reliance on oil.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , sustainability , oil , CNAS , Christine Parthemore , Greening of Government: Technology , green government

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:10pm EDT
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Lynn: DoD cybersecurity strategy evolving

Deputy Defense Secretary says information technology, and the world's reliance on it, has redefined the front lines of national security.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , cybersecurity , William Lynn , Defense , Council on Foreign Relations , Operation Buckshot Yankee

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:42pm EDT

Where will Takai end up?

NextGov's Bob Brewin analyzes the future of the former DoD CIO nominee.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , CIO , Teri Takai , Teresa Takai , Bob Brewin , Nextgov , technology

Friday - 10/01/2010, 03:41pm EDT
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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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Industry analyzing DoD reforms, looking for "entry point"

ARINC Vice President of Contracts and Procurement Glenn Baer says industry "is still trying to evaluate [the initiatives] to determine our entry point."

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Glenn Baer , ARINC , Defense , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , Pentagon , industry

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 06:33pm EDT
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Defense withdraws CIO nomination

The Defense Department has officially withdrawn the nomination of Teresa Takai to be its next assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and chief information officer.

Tags: CIO , Teri Takai , NII , Robert Gates , management , technology

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:05pm EDT
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