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Police explain why Pentagon roads were closed

Why were the roads shutdown around the Pentagon after last Friday's incident involving a Marine Corps Reserve Lance Corporal? "Based on the fact that he had fled from the Fort Meyers Police Department that he wasn't forthcoming with his information and as far as identifiers and what he was doing and he did have some products with him that were a little bit concerning initially. That's we felt it as appropriate to close these roadways down," says U.S. Park Police spokesman Sgt. David Schlosser. Yonathan Melaku was taken into custody after being caught on the grounds of Arlington Cemetery after dark. His car was found near the Pentagon.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green , defense

Monday - 06/20/2011, 12:21pm EDT

Research This

What do fluorescent rodent feces, mosquito repellant and flytraps have to do with national defense? Researchers in the Pentagon's Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program focused on all of those pest-fighting innovations last week at the American Mosquito Control Association convention Some 800 scientists and insect control experts attended the event. Their attitude is that disease-carrying flies, mosquitoes and other bugs are all enemies of the U.S. Warfighter.

Tags: DoD , Protection Research Program

Monday - 05/04/2009, 07:41pm EDT

Pentagon Memorial volunteers

On the first anniversary of the Pentagon's 9-11 Memorial, families who lost loved ones in the attack are looking for a few good volunteers. Lisa Dolan, whose husband, Navy Captain Robert Dolan, was killed in the attack, is organizing an effort to train docents who would help memorial visitors to understand the human impact of the attack. She's hoping to get as many as 80-plus volunteers to help.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Update ,

Monday - 09/14/2009, 12:01pm EDT

It's the holiday season…

Its that time of year again...a three -person team from the Pentagon's Joint Hometown News Service has begun its globetrotting effort to record holiday greetings from service members and their families posted overseas. This is the 26th year for the popular program. Greetings are being recorded at 60 locations around the world. The greetings begin airing on radio and television on Thanksgiving right through New Year's Day.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Report ,

Monday - 09/14/2009, 11:58am EDT

Managing Pentagon spending

Big changes in store for the Pentagon's acquisition workforce. Shay Assad, the acting deputy undersecretary for defense for acquisition & technology says the federal civilian DoD workforce in acquisitions is expected to rise by 20 thousand, while contracting staff will fall by half that amount. Pentagon contracts have nearly tripled over the last 8 years, but the size of the workforce overseeing those contracts has been flat.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Report , DoD

Monday - 08/24/2009, 01:29pm EDT

Vice President on Deck!

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Doctor Jill Biden, recently paid a port call on the men and women of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan during a tour of naval facilities in Southern California. The Vice President used the occasion to announce that the Pentagon will expand its housing assistance program for service members forced to sell their homes amidst the housing slump. Doctor Biden met with navy families to discuss their needs and concerns. I'm Max Cacas.

Tags: management , Vice President Joe Biden , Jill Biden ,

Monday - 05/18/2009, 01:56pm EDT

Pentagon working to deal with drone data

Recent report in The New York Times explains how.

Tags: technology , management , DoD , drones , New York Times , Christopher Drew

Monday - 01/11/2010, 03:33pm EST

Defense Department officials explain Quadrennial Defense Review

Every four years, the Department of Defense takes a look at where we are and where we're going. The result is the Quadrennial Defense Review.

Tags: management , Quadrennial Defense Review , defense , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Michele Flournoy , Congress

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 08:31pm EST

F-22 R.I.P.

The Senate voted to terminate further production of the Air Force's topline F-22 fighter jets Tuesday, giving President Barack Obama a major spending victory and siding with the Pentagon's desire for smaller jets better suited to 21st century wars. F-22 supporters complained the action would be a blow to long-term national defense - and cost thousands of jobs in the middle of the recession.

Tags: technology , Senate , Air Force , Obama , F-22

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 10:11am EDT
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