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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Tags: DoD , James Amos , Mike Mullen , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Congress

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST

Opponent to gay ban repeal changes opinion

Marine Gen. James Amos now calls the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" a non-event and says it does not undermine the war effort.

Tags: James Amos , DoD , gay rights , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:23am EST

Cyberspace links traditional military domains

Col. Steve Zotti, the chief of staff for Marine Forces Cyber Command, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris that cyberspace links together nearly all the other domains.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Steve Zotti , Marine Forces Cyber Command , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 11:00am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Tags: DoD , Green government , Dorothy Robyn , Energy , Martin Dempsey , Peter Newell , Army , Navy , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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DoD decides one-size does not fit all with DIHMRS

Each service will implement core requirements, but have own unique system. Experience with DIHMRS brings back debate about what is the BTA's role.

Tags: management , David Fisher , William Lynn , DoD , Business Transformation Agency , Navy , DIHMRS , Systems development

Monday - 05/04/2009, 08:09pm EDT
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Should the Marines set up a cyber command?

Corps issues a new paper asking commanders their thoughts. The paper details issues that would lead the Marines to identify challenges and propose solutions.

Tags: technology , DoD , Army , Air Force , cybersecurity , Cyber Command

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:59am EDT

More Troops

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the size of the Army will be increased temporarily by 22,000 soldiers. It's an effort to help meet the needs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other missions around the world. Gates previously increased the size of the Army and the Marine Corps after becoming Secretary of Defense. He says more troops are needed in Afghanistan because of the worsening violence there

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Defense Secretary Robert Gates , Army , Afghanistan ,

Tuesday - 07/21/2009, 02:39pm EDT

Crowdsourcing helps rebuild Health.mil

The Military Health System has launched a new Health.mil website that provides a single point of entry to military health news, information and resources.

Tags: technology , health.mil , defense , Army , Navy , Air Force , Coast Guard , Joint Chiefs of Staff , TRICARE , eBenefits , Kristi Beck

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 10:30am EDT
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