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Bombs explode at Embassies

Who's behind blasts at embassies across Europe. Package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean Embassies and were found at others. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but authorities appeared to discount domestic anarchists or protesters. Rome's Mayor Gianni Alemanno "It's a wave of terrorism against embassies, something much more worrisome than a single attack," Last month, suspected Greek radical anarchists sent fourteen mail bombs to foreign embassies in Athens.

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

Monday - 12/27/2010, 10:55am EST

Congress orders DoD to study Mark Center traffic

Language in the defense authorization bill passed this week will require the Army to submit a transportation plan to Congress in the next 90 days, addressing how 6,400 new Pentagon workers will commute to a new office with no access to Metro.

Tags: BRAC , Defense Authorization Bill , Jim Moran , Mark Center , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/24/2010, 02:22pm EST

Forward-looking approach needed to reduce improper payments

Alvin Tucker of the American Society of Military Comptrollers explains the challenges to reform financial management.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , financial management , IT , technology , improper payment , Alvin Tucker , CFO Act , accountability , management

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 05:14pm EST
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DoD contracting cuts less painful than expected

In a meeting with members of Congress and industry association leaders this week, DoD officials said proposed cuts to Defense contracting will only impact a small subset of the department's service contracting budget. DoD officials said they are looking at contracts that support staff augmentation and other similar support service contracts.

Tags: contracting , industry , Robert Gates , Bill Lynn , Gerry Connolly , Stan Soloway , Bobbie Kilberg , Professional Services Council , Northern Virginia Technology Council , Deltek Consulting , budget cuts , services contracts , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 06:33am EST
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DoD stop loss pay deadline extended

March 4, 2011, is the new deadline to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Pay.

Tags: Stop Loss Pay , military , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 06:47pm EST

DADT repealed -- now what?

Jeremy Johnson, formerly of the Navy, discussed some of the steps the military must take now that DADT will be repealed.

Tags: DADT , military , Barack Obama , Jeremy Johnson , Navy , gay rights , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 05:40pm EST
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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
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