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Chavez and Assad

The U.S. is watching Damascus very carefully today. Syrian President Bashar al Assad is hosting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Chavez has made no secret of his disdain for the U.S. and Syria and the U.S. don't work well together because of their relationship with Iran, North Korea and terrorist organizations. The Presidents and their ministers are meeting to review a series of 11 existing agreements. One of the big worries for the U.S. intelligence community is that relationship give enemies of the US direct access to this hemisphere.

Tags: technology , Venezuela , Syria , North Korea

Friday - 09/04/2009, 01:37pm EDT

Shouting Match at the White House

The intelligence community is buzzing over news that CIA Director Leon Panetta threatened to quit during a shouting match recently at the White House over the news that Attorney General Eric Holder might pursue cases against CIA personnel involved in interrogation. It's no secret that there has been tension in the intelligence community, but this is the first crack in the armor, if true. WTOP has not confirmed that the shouting match took place, but Panetta's letter to employees at the CIA made clear that he was supporting them regardless of what happens.

Tags: technology , CIA , Eric Holder , Leon Panetta

Monday - 08/24/2009, 07:06pm EDT

Military spouses could benefit from new OPM rules

A reality for military families is that when transfer orders come in, family members have very short notice to uproot their lives, and move. For military spouses, that usually means leaving a good job. But now, the Office of Personnel Management has announced new hiring policies that will give military spouses a little more flexibility in finding a new job when those orders are issued.

Tags: mngt , pay & benefits , OPM , John Berry , Michael Maloney , Les Melnyck , President Bush , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 08/13/2009, 06:34am EDT
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Top level military review for web 2.0

The Pentagon's chief information officer is conducting an agency-wide review of the use of popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Officials are trying to balance the benefits of allowing the use of social networking on recruiting, public affairs and troop morale, against the potential security risks. Defense Secretary Gates gets a report on ‘web 2.0' at the end of this month, and department-wide policy is expected out in late September.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , military ,

Monday - 08/10/2009, 11:49am EDT

GI Bill News You Can Use

The post-9/11 GI Bill takes effect on August first, but service members should know that NOW is the time to put in that request to transfer their benefits to spouses and children. Pentagon officials say its one of the most popular aspects of the GI Bill. Experts say its smart to transfer at least a month of benefits to each dependent before your hitch is up, so you can make adjustments later. Once you leave the service, you can't make such a change.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Update , GI Bill ,

Monday - 07/27/2009, 11:57am EDT

Advisory group says Pentagon needs to improve lines of communication with industry

A Pentagon advisory panel is preparing a report suggesting that the Defense Department has some work to do to in improving communications with industrial firms that provide goods and services to the military.

Tags: management , Defense Business Board , Denis Bovin , Department of Defense ,

Monday - 07/20/2009, 06:30am EDT

The reconstruction of NSPS

A Pentagon advisory group suggests revamping, but not scrapping, the National Security Personnel System. A task force member tells FederalNewsRadio there is something worth saving in the program.

Tags: P&B , NSPS , Defense Business Board , Rudy deLeon , Robert Tobias , defense department , Robert Gates , President Obama

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:58am EDT
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He's Back

The American Jihadist fighting alongside al Shebab militants in Somalia has released another video recording. In this one Abu Mansour Al-Amriki states that President Barack Obama was trying to mislead Muslims and impose "so-called moderate or American Islam." Al-Amriki also stated that the mujahidin would not stop fighting until all foreign troops are pulled out of Muslim lands and until the US stops its support to Israel. The statement is attributed to the Sada Al-Jihad Media Center of the Global Islamic Media Front.

Tags: technology , Jihadist , al Shebab , Obama , Abu Mansour , Al-Amriki , Islamic , Msulim , American Islam

Monday - 07/13/2009, 07:45pm EDT

Closing Honduran Air Space

The Honduras Civil Aeronautics General Directorate has decided to close Toncontin Airport. Assistant Director Boris Ferrera indicated that the decision to suspend operations in the country's main airport for 5 days is a measure that can change according to developments in the problem being faced by the country. What that seems to indicate is that the military does not want a plane carrying deposed President Manuel Zelaya to re-enter the country.

Tags: technology , Honduras , Aeronautics , Boris Ferrera , Manuel Zelaya

Tuesday - 07/07/2009, 08:08pm EDT
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