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First-ever DoD Energy Security Forum highlights green strategies

Leaders from the military services and the White House discussed how the Department of Defense can turn energy use from a strategic and operational challenge to a key strength for the warfighter.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , Michael Mullen

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 08:56pm EDT

DoD prepares for next Wikileaks publication

The military has assembled a team of 120 people to respond to the publication of about 400,000 documents related to the Iraq war effort in expectation that whistle-blower website WikiLeaks

Tags: WikiLeaks , Robert Gates , This Land Press , Secrecy News , BBC , BBCobek Insider , DoD Report

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:51pm EDT

Assange hit by more setbacks

Two major setbacks for Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange. He was denied a Swedish residency permit and his website had been dumped by a company that handled many of its donations. The Swedish government declined to say why he was denied residency saying the reason was confidential. As far as donations go, Moneybookers.com told Assange he'd been dropped because of concerns about risk management and his website had essentially been watch listed.

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

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:46pm EDT

A yellow flag is waving

So far, the Pentagon has not reported any incidents of reprisals against Afghans named in the documents exposed by the Wikileaks website, but it has sparked new questions about how far to go in sharing sensitive information within the government, a practice that expanded after Sept. 11, 2001, in order to help prevent future terrorist attacks. In a speech recently, director of national intelligence, James Clapper, called the July leaks "a big yellow flag" for those concerned about protecting classified information.

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

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:45pm EDT

Air Force preparing for hikes in health care costs

Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz said health care costs could make up as much as $65 billion of the defense budget by 2015. He said Air Force must work with other services to help reduce costs.

Tags: management , Norton Schwartz , Air Force , Navy , acquisition reform , health care costs , Scott Carr

Monday - 10/18/2010, 07:04am EDT
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DoD helps rethink disaster relief

Harnessing the power of e-mail and the Web, STAR-TIDES has been working since 2007 to pull together some of the best minds in the world to help people and nations during times of natural disaster and crisis. Now, a National Defense University professor said the group is trying to overcome some geo-political limitations to its work.

Tags: technology , National Defense University , Linton Wells , STAR-TIDES , technology demonstration , disaster relief , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:53am EDT
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Former CIO discusses DHS-NSA team up on cybersecurity

General Dale Meyerrose, former CIO for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss why the two departments are teaming up and ways agencies can confront the evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

Tags: DHS , NSA , Cybersecurity Update , technology , General Dale Meyerrose , CIO , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/15/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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DoD aims to move to cleaner energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, DoD releases a statement on its commitment to move toward cleaner energy sources.

Tags: green government , clean energy , Energy Awareness Month , DoD Report , acquisition , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/15/2010, 03:46pm EDT

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
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