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Warner Tries to Convince Pentagon

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says Virginia officials should keep up the fight against the closing of a defense command in Norfolk. According to the Associated Press, the Virginia Democrat also suggested a different tack during a stop in Portsmouth on Thursday. He said Virginia officials should convince the Pentagon that it makes military and economic sense to keep the Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced this month he wants to close the command, which employs some 6,000 military and civilian workers.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Mark Warner , J.J. Green

Monday - 08/30/2010, 11:56am EDT

DLA readies change to how it buys

The Pentagon's primary purchasing agency is steeling itself for the possible impact of large-scale changes to its budget in the weeks and months ahead as DoD prepares the 2012 budget. The Defense Logistics Agency used a recent conference to inform the vendor community about its plans to save money.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD , Robert Hale , Alan Thompson , DLA , PSC , Stan Soloway , budget cuts , Max Cacas

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.

Tags: management , Jim Webb , Gerry Connolly , Diane Watson , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , JFCOM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:15pm EDT

DoD's revamped cyberspace counterintelligence efforts

What is the latest with the Internet Policy Task Force?

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , management , DoD , DoD Report , Internet Policy Task Force

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 08:30am EDT

Experts examine the legacy of Secretary Gates

Learn more in today's DoD Report.

Tags: management , contracting , DoD Report , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 04:43pm EDT

Are recent cuts to DoD programs just the beginning?

In Depth's new series, Pentagon Solutions, takes a look at why Secretary Robert Gates is calling for the cuts of certain programs, and whether or not there might be more to come.

Tags: DoD , Mackenzie Eaglen , Winslow Wheeler , Heritage Foundation , CDI , budget , Dorothy Ramienski , In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 04:17pm EDT
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Will Secretary of Defense Gates' legacy continue?

The DoD Secretary says he wants to leave before 2012.

Tags: DoD , GovExec , Tom Shoop , budget

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 02:57pm EDT
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Defense Secretary Robert Gates to retire in 2011

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will step down next year. He had been expected to leave before the end of President Barack Obama's first term in 2012.

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Monday - 08/16/2010, 01:36pm EDT

Wikileaks condemned again

The "height of irresponsibility". That what the Pentagon says about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's decision to release another 15-thousand documents related to the war in Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says "there are very serious operational consequences. There are the names of a lot of Afghans who have worked with us and helped us in those documents." He added the documents contain a significant amount of information about U.S. tactics, techniques and procedures, including places where they are vulnerable.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Julian Assange , Afghanistan , J.J. Green

Monday - 08/16/2010, 11:31am EDT

Countdown: Gates cuts Pentagon budget, Census surplus

Alan Balutis and Joanne Connelly count down the three most important Federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Joanne Connelly , Alan Balutis , DoD , Pentagon

Friday - 08/13/2010, 07:08pm EDT
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