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The U.S. Military's unmanned aerial technology is becoming the envy of other nations. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has confirmed several allied nations...including Britain, Canada, Spain, Japan and South Korea... have all expressed interest in drone technology. Each branch of the military has different uses for U-A-V's or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Rear Admiral Terry Kraft says the drones capabilities in persistence and covertness are particularly impressive. And, he says, unmanned Systems will be included in the Navy's 2011 budget and beyond. They're in the process of introducing several new systems now, including the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (or BAMS), the Navy version of the Global Hawk. In 2012, the Navy anticipates a breakthrough development when they land an unmanned tail-less aircraft onboard an aircraft carrier.
As the Navy considers fielding a stealthy unmanned combat aircraft as part of a carrier strike group as early as 2018, the rest of the world wants UAVs too! We get an update from the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities for the Navy, Rear Admiral Terry Kraft
The 2010 academy nomination season now is open. We get details from Captain Eric Brown, Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The South Korean government says it did not detect any North Korean submarines near the western sea border on the night a Navy vessel was struck a mine and sank. Officials have been wondering whether North Korea had launched an attack. So what are the chances it was an accident? South Korea says another of it's ships which was nearby at the time of the incident, opened fire northward toward an "unidentified object," believing it was an enemy vessel fleeing after an attack, but the object caught on radar was probably a flock of birds.
YGL is a professional organization of men and women employed by the Federal Government who are "young" in their service and/or "fresh" in their perspective.
As the Defense Department's proposed Cyber Command awaits confirmation hearings on its proposed commander, the services are moving forward to establish their own cyber organizations. Vice Admiral Barry McCullough reported for duty on January 29th as Commander of the newly reconstituted 10th Fleet, officially standing up the U.S. Navy's Fleet Cyber Command.
Most federal workers get matching, tax-deferred contributions to their thrift savings plan, but the military refuses to give them to soldiers, sailors and airmen. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks "how come?"
Coast Guard wants to set up separate network to use social media sites. CIO Council looking at cybersecurity implications of these tools.
The US military is pioneering social media in a theater of war.