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Terrorist strike Nairobi

A bomb exploded at a downtown bus station in Kenya's capital late yesterday as passengers boarded a bus, killing at least one person and wounding more than 39 others, Police say the person who was killed was carrying a piece of luggage that contained the bomb. Most of the wounded were Ugandans traveling home for Christmas, Al-Shabab, Somalia's most dangerous militant group, has threatened to carry out more attacks on Uganda and Burundi, the two nations that contribute troops to the 8,000-strong African Union force in Mogadishu.

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

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 01:02pm EST

Flournoy, Cartwright on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Korea

Pentagon leaders say relationship with Pakistan is central to U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michelle Flournoy , James Cartwright , management , Afghanistan , Pakistan

Monday - 12/20/2010, 06:18pm EST

Congress approves defense budget

Congress has authorized the Pentagon to spend nearly $160 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no major restrictions on the conduct of operations. This year's approved legislation includes $725 billion in defense programs, including $158.7 billion for overseas combat. Among its numerous provisions is a 1.4 percent pay raise for troops and a guarantee that children of service members can stay covered under the military's TRICARE health care program until they are 26 years of age.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense , Air Force

Monday - 12/20/2010, 12:50pm EST

Agreement signed to clean up Ft. Detrick

A Federal Facilities Agreement has been signed to clean up the contamination at Ft. Detrick.

Tags: EPA , Fort Detrick , Superfund , Benjamin Cardin , Jolie Lee

Friday - 12/17/2010, 05:28pm EST

Cyber reform axed from defense spending bill

Gov Info Security reports that measures to create an Office of Cyber were eliminated from the defense spending bill.

Tags: cyberersecurity update , technology , Dorobek Insider , Gov Info Security , White House , Congress , Defense Authorization Bill ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:01pm EST

Sexual assaults increase at service academies

Sexual assault reports at the three U.S. military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year, but many more victims probably didn't come forward, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , newsstand , sexual assaults , military academies

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:40am EST

What needs to be done in Afghanistan?

The Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review reaffirms the strategy's "core goal" to disrupt, dismantle, and eventually defeat al-Qaida in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and prevent its return to either country. We get details from DoD's David Sedney.

Tags: Federal Drive , pentagon , Afghanistan , Afghanistan and Pakistan Annual Review , David Sedney

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:08am EST
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Army Modernization Review meeting set

Senior Army leaders and Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter have scheduled an Army Modernization Review meeting for December 22nd.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Army , Army Modernization Review , FCS , contracting

Friday - 12/17/2010, 08:40am EST

Will Air Force block of websites plug the WikiLeaks?

Fidelis Security's Kurt Bertone explains whether the Air Force's block of the New York Times and other sites will stop future WikiLeaks leaks.

Tags: Kurt Bertone , Air Force , Fidelis Security , OMB , WikiLeaks , technology , security , Cybersecurity Update , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 05:24pm EST
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