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NIST to set standards for biometric recognition technology

In an effort to incorporate iris, facial and fingerprint recognition technologies across the government, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee pressed the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set a date for the release of national biometric recognition standards.

Tags: technology , Congress , John Mica , Oversight and Reform Committee , Charles Romine , NIST , FAA , Brenda Sprague , State Department , Melissa Dawkins

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:10am EDT

White House: Allen's NATO nomination to go ahead

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Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 01:37pm EST

Senate OKs Obama's choice for Afghan commander

The Senate approved Gen. Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the top commander in Afghanistan.

Tags: Joseph Dunford , Barack Obama , Senate , DoD , Marine Corps , Afghanistan , Congress

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:09pm EST

Gen. Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan

Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 09:14am EST

Panetta orders ethics training review for officers

Citing a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has asked the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review ethics training and to brainstorm on ways to steer officers away from trouble. The move is a reflection of the depth of concern triggered by a series of misconduct cases in a military that prides itself on integrity and honor but has suffered an unusual number of stumbles after a decade of war.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , David Petraeus , ethics training , Wiliam "Kip" Ward

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 02:35pm EST

General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

The Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen (pictured), is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Tags: DoD , CIA , David Petraeus , Leon Panetta , Senate Armed Services Committee , Congress , FBI

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 01:05am EST

U.S. commander in Afghanistan reveals new security measures

Gen. John Allen said he was focusing on re-vetting the 16,000 local police stationed throughout the country.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Afghanistan

Friday - 09/07/2012, 08:08am EDT

US commander of Afghan war may shift to Europe

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the chief allied commander in Europe early next year as the war effort moves toward its final phase, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , Afghanistan , Federal Drive , DoD Report , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 10:03am EDT
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