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Schwartz outlines Air Force adjustments, changes

The world has changed and the United States Air Force must change too, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said at the National Press Club.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Norman Schwartz , Air Force , defense spending , Robert Gates

Friday - 10/15/2010, 02:41pm EDT

VA, DoD investigate serious health record error

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon's health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA's health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , Military Health Service , Army , AHLTA , VistA , cybersecurity , privacy , health IT , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/15/2010, 06:59am EDT

NSA, DHS Trade Players for Net Defense

By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.

Tags: DoD Report , NSA , DHS , technology , Dorobek Insider , Robert Gates , Janet Napolitano

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 03:49pm EDT

Defense changes mean contracting opportunity

A new report finds contractors should balance portfolios across the spectrum of warfare, accommodating the shift in how the U.S. military plans, organizes and equips for battle.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Pentagon , Deloitte , contracting ,

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:40am EDT

More U.S. drone attacks suspected

The United States again appears to be relying on missile strikes by unmanned aircraft to target militants in Pakistan's tribal belt. According to the Associated Press, intelligence officials say suspected U.S. aircraft launched four missile strikes today at a house and two vehicles in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. They say the victims included three foreigners. The attacks took place in an area dominated by militants who often attack U.S. and other foreign troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. is now suspected of carrying out 14 missile strikes in the region this month.

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 07:57pm EDT

Military meets recruiting goals

It's been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.

Tags: Clifford Stanley , Army , Navy , recruitment , DoD Report , personnel , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT

Army Cyber Command must find right balance

Maj. Gen. Hernandez took over the new organization Oct. 1. He tells Federal News Radio his goals include making sure the workforce has the capabilities it needs and to better understand the Army's situational awareness.

Tags: technology , management , Rhett Hernandez , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , Cyber Workforce

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 02:47pm EDT

Gates says courts should not set policy on gays

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that abruptly ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as a federal judge has ordered would have enormous consequences, according to the Associated Press.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , gay rights , Robert Gates

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 02:35pm EDT

Iran blames "foreign enemies" for deadly explosion

Iran's English-language Press TV reports an explosion at an Iranian military training base killed and injured several servicemen on Tuesday. The report did not make clear how many people were killed or injured but said the explosion was caused an "by accident". It happened in western Iran. Last month a bomb blast killed 12 people and injured 80 in the city of Mahabad. Authorities blamed it on "anti-revolutionary" militants backed by Iran's foreign enemies.

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:20pm EDT

Gates attends security meeting in Asia

Defense ministers from Asian and other nations have gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam for a regional security meeting. The Associated Press is reporting Defense Secretary Robert Gates is attending the two-day meeting of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, where he will hold military talks with Chinese Gen. Liang Guanglie - the first between the countries in eight months after China cut off contact to protest a U.S. arms package for Taiwan.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Robert Gates , Lian Guanglie

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 12:19pm EDT
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