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DoD doubles down on cyber threat reality

Identity management, standup of Cyber Command, and information sharing with the industrial base have been cited as key cyber accomplishments in the Department of Defense. But much work remains, experts say.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Rob Carey , Robert Lentz , Stephen Boutelle , U.S. Cyber Command , defense industrial base , critical infrastructure , NIST , NIST special publication 800-53 Rev 3 , Host Based Security Systems , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Rising

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 06:36am EDT
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Top military officer opposes general's demotion

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is among those who believe that Gen. William Ward, the former head of U.S. Africa Command, should be allowed to retire at his full four-star general rank, the officials said.

Tags: William Ward , DoD , Army , Leon Panetta

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 07:15pm EDT

White House: No wrongdoing in prostitution scandal

Investigating the prostitution scandal at the Secret Service, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general uncovered a hotel record suggesting a member of President Barack Obama's team might have been involved, according to a summary of the case submitted to Congress.

Tags: DoD , Barack Obama , Darrell Issa , Secret Service , Federal Drive , Sarah Palin

Friday - 09/21/2012, 06:00pm EDT

Military delegation visits London Paralympic Games

Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, toured the venue and visited with athletes. Dempsey was accompanied by Kareem Dale, special assistant to President Barack Obama for disability policy.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , paralympics , Federal Drive , Lisa Jackson

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 08:22am EDT

US: Missile defense for NKorea threat, not China

The United States is in discussions with close ally Japan about expanding a missile defense system in Asia, the top U.S. general said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , North Korea , China , State Department , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 10:24pm EDT

Rising Afghan insider attacks imperil US strategy

In just the past 10 days, Afghan forces have attacked their coalition partners seven times, killing nine Americans.

Tags: President Barack Obama , DoD , Afghanistan , Leon Panetta , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 07:09pm EDT

Sequestration worries uniformed leaders, Congress

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, in a visit to the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, discussed the challenges facing the Defense Department. Also, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) discussed the challenges of sequestration in a keynote address at a Brookings Institution event.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , Kelly Ayotte , sequestration , budget

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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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 , Leon Panetta , budget , sequestration , Joint Chiefs of Staff

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