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Quake Hit Pakistan

How will a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan impact the Afghan war? A U.S. military outpost in Afghanistan is very close to the epicenter of the quake, but there have been no reports of significant damage. A Pakistani government spokesman said there was minimal loss of life and property damage. Considering that many insurgents hide in the mountains around the area where the quake took place, NATO coalition troops are watching the situation to see if any movement or changes in behavior by the militants result from the quake.

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

Friday - 01/21/2011, 12:43pm EST

More civilians to replace military in Iraq

As the mission in Iraq winds down, a federal civilian effort increases. We get the latest details from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, spokesman for U.S. Forces in Iraq.

Tags: management , Jeff Buchanan , State , Iraq reconstruction , John Buckner , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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HASC to examine DoD efficiency push

The House Armed Services Committee held its first meeting of the 112th Congress on Thursday, approving new rules, an oversight plan, and announcing the leaders and members of subcommittees. Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said the panel will hold its first oversight hearing next week.

Tags: Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith , Robert Gates , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 07:15pm EST
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White House gets graded on cybersecurity policies

National Security Cyberspace Institute evaluated the Obama administration's cyber initiatives.

Tags: National Security Cyberspace Institute , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Barack Obama , White House , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:30pm EST

Navy takes aim at software, server spending

The Navy has set initial target dates to plan for a more efficient IT infrastructure, including data center consolidation, virtualization and enterprise software licensing. As a first step, the service says it needs to get a better handle on how many software licenses it actually owns.

Tags: technology , Navy , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , data center consolidation , cloud computing , DoD budget , Janice Haith , David Dorsett , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 07:04pm EST
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deLeon reviews QDR and NSPS transition

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy deLeon reviews the Quadrennial Defense Review and the transition from NSPS.

Tags: In Depth , Rudy deLeon , Francis Rose , QDR , Robert Gates , budget , John James

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:53pm EST
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Wennergren is next, and last, BTA chief

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday named David Wennergren, currently DoD's Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer as the new director of the Business Transformation Agency. His job will be to dismantle it.

Tags: management , Robert Gates , BTA , David Wennergren

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:30pm EST

Admiral Mullen on Afghanistan, China, and cyber war

Joint Chiefs Chairman addresses "our way forward in Afghanistan" for foreign media.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Mike Mullen , State , Foreign Press Center , Afghanistan , cybersecurity

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 05:33pm EST

DISA solicits GIG help

The Global Information Grid is DoD's effort to establish "information superiority" by creating a worldwide network of information technology systems that are flexible and seamlessly interoperable with one another.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , technology , contracting , DISA , Global Information Grid

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 08:40am EST
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