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New terror alert system has arrived

So what will the new terror alert system look like? The National Terrorism Advisory System will be implemented over the next 90 days. Under the new system, DHS and other federal entities to issue formal, detailed alerts when the federal government receives information about a specific or credible terrorist threat. They'll provide a concise summary of the potential threat and actionable information.

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

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 12:06pm EST

Roadside bomb numbers are high

268 American troops were killed last year by roadside bombs in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says since the U.S. invasion in October 2001, 619 U.S. troops have been killed and another 5,764 have been wounded in improvised explosive device (IED) attacks. Overall, at least 1,370 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the war began. Last year was, by far, the deadliest for all foreign troops, including Americans, with 702 killed, eclipsing the 2009 record of 504. While the number is high, it's about a third of what the number was in Iraq.

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

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 11:59am EST

Did China steal a stealth fighter?

Did the Chinese pilfer the technology to build their stealth fighter. An official Chinese newspaper has dismissed a report that the country used technology taken from a downed U.S. airplane in its own stealth fighter program. But the concerns are not going away. The Chinese staged the first-known test flight of its J-20 prototype stealth fighter that could one day challenge American air superiority.

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

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 11:58am EST

Terror suspect to be extradited

A British court on Friday approved the extradition of a terror suspect wanted in the United States over an alleged plot to detonate explosives aboard the New York City subway system. According to the Associated Press, Judge Quentin Purdy said that 24-year-old Abid Naseer can be sent for to the U.S. to stand trial for his alleged role in a terror campaign that would have struck at targets in Britain, Norway and the U.S. U.S. authorities say they aim to prove that Naseer collected bombing ingredients, conducted reconnaissance, and was in frequent contact with other al-Qaida operatives as part of the international plot, previously tied to a foiled plan to detonate explosives aboard the New York City subway and a suspected plot to bomb a busy shopping area in the northern England city of Manchester.

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

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 11:57am EST

DoD needs more workplace flexibility

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday that creating a more flexible workplace is a "strategic imperative" for the Defense Department. He said the military must make the same adaptations that are being made in the private sector and in civilian agencies if it intends to hold onto its talent.

Tags: pay and benefits , workplace flexibility , Society of Human Resource Management , Families and Work Institute , Michael Mullen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:04am EST

Lynn praises DoD workers' charitable giving

DoD employees gave more than $17 million to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2010, Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn said Monday.

Tags: Combined Federal Campaign , William Lynn , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 07:15pm EST

Federal agencies strategize to fight bed bugs

Federal agencies are collaborating to fight bed bug infestations with common-sense practices.

Tags: Bed Bugs , Bed Bug Summit , CDC , EPA , HUD , USDA , Susan Jennings , management , HHS , John Buckner

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 06:46pm EST

Wennergren as the next, and last, BTA chief

David Wennergren, the Defense Department's assistant deputy chief management officer has inherited a second hat. ennergren's main task in his role as BTA director will be to oversee its closure.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , BTA , David Wennergren

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 09:08am EST

Pentagon leaders defend budget cuts, priority switches

Top Pentagon officials defended Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:08pm EST
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