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Gen. Chandler: Air Force "INVESTing" in driving efficiency

DoD awards program generating ideas that military is turning into cost savings and efficiency.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , CSIS , Carrol Chandler , Air Force , DoD cuts

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 05:58pm EST
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DoD leaders clash on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Josh Gerstein, a reporter for POLITICO, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the latest development in the debate over the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

Tags: Josh Gerstein , Politico , Don't Ask Don't Tell , military , Robert Gates , James Amos , Marine , commandant , gay rights , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:23pm EST
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Army CIO Sorenson to retire

The general spent more than 37 years in the service, including the last three as CIO. Mike Kreiger will be the acting CIO in the interim. Sorenson led several enterprise initiatives including moving the Army's e-mail system to DISA.

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Sorenson , Mike Kreiger , Malcolm O'Neill , Mark Bowman , Army , DISA , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 03:40pm EST

Enriched uranium moved

The U.S. government says it has removed nearly 132 pounds of spent nuclear fuel from a shuttered San Diego-area reactor that conducted research for nearly 40 years. The National Nuclear Security Administration disclosed the removal Monday in a press release without revealing the name of the research facility. The agency says nearly 60 kilograms of enriched uranium was moved during three weeks in August and September in three convoys to an unspecified secure federal facility nearly 1,000 miles from San Diego.

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

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 01:53pm EST

What will the next fighter jet look like?

The new fighter jet. What will it look like? Experts say it's going to have to deal with enemies equipped for electronic attack and with sophisticated air defenses, passive detection, integrated self-protection, directed energy weapons and cyber attack capabilities. The Air Force Materiel Command said in a notice to the Defense industry, the new aircraft must be able to operate in the "anti-access/area-denial environment that will exist in the 2030-2050 timeframe."

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

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 01:52pm EST

More Drones are coming

The Air Force is planning to develop more high-tech drones that can collect intelligence and better maneuver in the combat airspace. According to the Associated Press, the Air Force has already dramatically increased the number of armed and unarmed drones over Afghanistan and Iraq. But Air Force Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove says there are growing worries that the U.S. needs better aircraft to gather information and conduct electronic attacks in airspace.

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

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 01:51pm EST

Cyber Command plans offensive actions

Fully operational last week, the Cyber Command is already planning offensive actions for cybersecurity.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Cyber Command , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/08/2010, 06:13pm EST

Mullen rebukes USMC's Amos over DADT

The top U.S. military officer said Monday he was startled by a public panning of the proposal to lift the military's ban on gays from the head of the Marine Corps.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , USMC , Defense , DADT , Mike Mullen

Monday - 11/08/2010, 09:40am EST

Update from Afghanistan

Big Republican gains in Congress could make it harder for President Barack Obama to keep his pledge to start bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan by next summer. We get an update on how things are going there from Rear Adm. Greg Smith.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , security , Afghanistan , Defense , DoD Report , Greg Smith

Friday - 11/05/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Al Qaida's promising another attack

Al Qaida's affiliate in Iraq is promising more attacks after 58 people were killed in an attck on a church this week. The Islamic State of Iraq launched an attack on a Catholic church during Mass in downtown Baghdad last Sunday said its deadline for Egypt's Coptic chruch, which allegedly is holding women hostage for converting to Islam must be released before the attacks stop. This attack was the deadliest ever recorded against Iraq's Christians, whose numbers have plummeted since the 2003.

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

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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