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US moving on nuke arms cuts decision

The reductions under consideration are in line with President Barack Obama's vision of trimming the nation's nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update ,

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 02:53am EDT

Pentagon holds gay pride event

Tags: DoD , gay rights , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 04:46pm EDT

DoD appoints two Senior Executive Service personnel

Andrew S. Haeuptle will be director for business integration in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer. Mary M. Gillam will be director for technology and innovation in the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

Tags: DoD , Senior Executive Service , Andrew Haeuptle , Mary Gillam

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 06:50pm EDT

Panetta urges greater emphasis on mental health

In confronting a surge of suicides within the military, commanding officers must make it understood that seeking help for the stresses of war should be seen as a sign of strength rather than as a sign of weakness, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday.

Tags: DoD , Veteran Affairs , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Friday - 06/22/2012, 02:05pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Panetta warns of 'disaster' from defense cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pleaded with Congress last Wednesday to avoid the disaster of automatic defense cuts even as he criticized lawmakers' affection for protecting aging ships and aircraft. Ramping up the pressure, Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, painted a bleak picture of the military and its power if the across-the-board reductions, known as "sequestration," go into effect beginning Jan. 2.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Pentagon Solutions , budget , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 04:55pm EDT

Panetta orders review of mental diagnoses

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday he has ordered all branches of the military to conduct an extensive review of mental health diagnoses amid criticism of how the services treat the men and women suffering the invisible wounds of the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , PTSD , Afghanistan and Iraq , Senate , Congress

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:44pm EDT

Panetta to stress commitment to Asia-Pacific

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is traveling through Asia this week, determined to show the U.S. is serious about shifting its focus to the region, amid growing worries about China's increasingly aggressive posture and North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Tags: DoD , Asia

Friday - 06/01/2012, 02:01am EDT

Checklists play key role in getting DoD audit ready, Panetta says

Commanders and managers in the Defense Department will get new to-do lists soon. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said they would play a key role in making the department audit ready. He delivered his message via video to 240 senior officials at a town hall meeting in Washington.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , budget , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:40am EDT

DoD, VA building on early success of joint e-health record

Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary Eric Shinseki announce an expansion in 2014 of initial capability of the joint electronic health record to two more sites.

Tags: technology , DoD , Eric Shinseki , VA , health IT , electronic health record , information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:06am EDT
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