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Cyber agency needed, M.I.T. researchers say

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that the current system, which includes federal, state and local entities, is inefficient and could leave gaps in security, Reuters reports.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , M.I.T. , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/05/2011, 08:25am EST

DoD extends contract for Lockheed's F-22 Raptor

The new ceiling on the deal is $7.4 billion. The planes have never been used in combat and have in fact been grounded several times due to ongoing issues with the Onboard Oxygen Generating System and other malfunctions.

Tags: DoD Report , Contracting , F-22 , Lockheed Martin , In Depth , Defense Procurement News ,

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 06:33pm EST

Don't Ask - Don't Tell

University of California researchers show that lesbians were discharged under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy at a much higher rate than gay men. Reuters reports every military branch dismissed a disproportionate number of women in 2008 under the policy banning openly gay service members. But the discrepancy was particularly marked in the Air Force, where women were a majority of those let go under the policy, even though they made up only 20 percent of personnel.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , military , Air Force

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 06:19pm EDT

House seeks budget below 2008 levels

House GOP are outlining a 2012 budget that aims to cut spending to less than 2008 levels.

Tags: Eric Cantor , House , Republican , Congress , budget , deficit , tax reform

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 03:03pm EST

Lawmakers seek private sector help to fight Chinese cyber spying

The chairman of the House intelligence committee says U.S. firms are afraid to come forward because they fear their computers would be the targets of even more attacks.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , China , cyber spying , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 05:52pm EDT

NATO and Russia make a breakthrough

NATO and Russia have resolved a dispute which Moscow's envoy to the military alliance had said could affect prospects for increased cooperation on Afghanistan, Russian and NATO diplomats said on Thursday. Reuters reports the breakthrough would allow three documents on NATO-Russia cooperation to be signed on Friday at the first formal ministerial meeting between the two sides since ties were frozen after Russia's brief war with Georgia last year.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , NATO , Russia , Moscow , Afghanistan

Friday - 12/04/2009, 11:39am EST

DoD in market for new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters

The military is in the market for a new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a long range bomber.

Tags: DoD Report , Joint Strike Fighter , In Depth

Monday - 09/19/2011, 08:42pm EDT

Cyber attack hits Energy laboratory

The government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has suffered a cyber attack.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory , Energy , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:32pm EDT

Stronger laws needed to catch cyber crooks

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano -- says most countries don't even have a legal framework that governs cyber.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Janet Napolitano , DHS , In Depth

Friday - 07/01/2011, 04:28pm EDT

Hackers target Gannett for military info

A round of cyber attacks on the Gannett Company targeted personal information of subscribers in the defense sector.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , gannett company , hacker , In Depth

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:56pm EDT
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