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NSA, DHS Trade Players for Net Defense

By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.

Tags: DoD Report , NSA , DHS , technology , Dorobek Insider , Robert Gates , Janet Napolitano

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 03:49pm EDT

Defense changes mean contracting opportunity

A new report finds contractors should balance portfolios across the spectrum of warfare, accommodating the shift in how the U.S. military plans, organizes and equips for battle.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Pentagon , Deloitte , contracting ,

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:40am EDT

More U.S. drone attacks suspected

The United States again appears to be relying on missile strikes by unmanned aircraft to target militants in Pakistan's tribal belt. According to the Associated Press, intelligence officials say suspected U.S. aircraft launched four missile strikes today at a house and two vehicles in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. They say the victims included three foreigners. The attacks took place in an area dominated by militants who often attack U.S. and other foreign troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. is now suspected of carrying out 14 missile strikes in the region this month.

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 07:57pm EDT

Military meets recruiting goals

It's been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.

Tags: Clifford Stanley , Army , Navy , recruitment , DoD Report , personnel , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT

Army Cyber Command must find right balance

Maj. Gen. Hernandez took over the new organization Oct. 1. He tells Federal News Radio his goals include making sure the workforce has the capabilities it needs and to better understand the Army's situational awareness.

Tags: technology , management , Rhett Hernandez , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , Cyber Workforce

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 02:47pm EDT

Gates says courts should not set policy on gays

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that abruptly ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as a federal judge has ordered would have enormous consequences, according to the Associated Press.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , gay rights , Robert Gates

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 02:35pm EDT

Iran blames "foreign enemies" for deadly explosion

Iran's English-language Press TV reports an explosion at an Iranian military training base killed and injured several servicemen on Tuesday. The report did not make clear how many people were killed or injured but said the explosion was caused an "by accident". It happened in western Iran. Last month a bomb blast killed 12 people and injured 80 in the city of Mahabad. Authorities blamed it on "anti-revolutionary" militants backed by Iran's foreign enemies.

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:20pm EDT

Gates attends security meeting in Asia

Defense ministers from Asian and other nations have gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam for a regional security meeting. The Associated Press is reporting Defense Secretary Robert Gates is attending the two-day meeting of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where he will hold military talks with Chinese Gen. Liang Guanglie - the first between the countries in eight months after China cut off contact to protest a U.S. arms package for Taiwan.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Robert Gates , Lian Guanglie

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:19pm EDT

Drone targets escaped

The top two targets of the withering drone attacks in the tribal territories between Pakistan and Afghanistan --escaped. The News Online in Pakistan reports two al-Qaeda-linked terrorists of German origin , 27-year-old Mouneer Chouka alias Abu Adam and 25-year-old Yaseen Chouka alias Abu Ibrahim we're not killed in the attacks. Hailing from the suburb of Kessenich in Bonn, both are real brothers and believed to be leading a group of over 100 German militants who had traveled from Germany to the border areas of Pakistan in recent years, raising the latest security alert in Europe

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:18pm EDT

Court Martial recommended

A court-martial has been recommended for Army Specialist Jeremy Morlock. He's the first of 12 American soldiers charged with murdering Afghan civilians for sport Investigators at Morlock's initial hearing in the case didn't find enough evidence for him stand trial on three counts of premeditated murder. Morlock and fellow soldiers are accused of taking photos of corpses and keeping body parts as war trophies.

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:17pm EDT
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