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Analysis: DoD spending cut starting points

The Pentagon is facing political and economic pressures to restrain its budget, while responding to challenges about the size and cost of the armed services. Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal at McAleese & Associates takes a look at the process so far.

Tags: DoD Report , defense , DoD , Jim McAleese

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 10:40am EDT
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GSA hires goats...no kidding

No kidding. GSA hires environmentally-friendly contractor goats to clear land around the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse. Lorenzo Davis, property manager of GSA's 9th region, explains.

Tags: GSA , Lorenzo Davis , contracting , Vyomika Jairam

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Three days to recess: where's your funding?

FY 2011 funding, Kagan, cybersecurity... What, if anything, will get done before the end of the week? We ask Ian Swanson, a news editor for The Hill.

Tags: Congress , funding FY 2011 , Ian Swanson , The Hill

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:35am EDT
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The Hunt: Wikileaks and the search for terrorists

Will the release of classified information on the wikileaks website and in other places hurt the search for terrorists? Cato Institute legal policy analyst David Rittgers weighs in.

Tags: The Hunt , David Rittgers , Cato , WikiLeaks

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:19am EDT
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How to find low hanging DoD spending cut fruit

US sending big helicopters to help flood relief, Pentagon says Rolling Stone writer denied embed

Tags: DoD Report , defense , Jim McAleese , Pakistan , Rolling Stone , spending cuts

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 08:40am EDT

Federal cyber roles debated

New threat: Hackers look to take over power plants

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , critical infrastructure

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 08:30am EDT

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - August 4th

President Obama freezes bonuses for politicals, Report slams stimulus-plan uses, Alternative mail delivery schedule proposed, Border security bill stalls in Senate

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 08:28am EDT

Army prepares historic language training surge

Every soldier to be sent to Afghanistan will soon be required to complete language and culture training before being allowed to deploy. Federal News Radio gets the details of how that will be done from Col. Dino Pick, Commandant of the Defense Language Institute.

Tags: Army , DLI , Danial Pick , Defense Language Institute , Suzanne Kubota , language training

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Nuclear challenges to global security

The federal government is losing its edge when it comes to being able to read the fingerprints of a nuclear bomb. Details from Peter Huessy, an expert in nuclear terrorism.

Tags: Science and National Security Series , security , Randall Larsen , Peter Huessy

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 09:41am EDT
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DHS continues intel realignment

Homeland Security continues to align its information technology capabilities with the needs of non-federal partners with whom it shares terrorism-related information. Under Secretary Caryn Wagner gives us an update.

Tags: DHS , management , technology , Caryn Wagner

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 09:31am EDT
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