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Women Cleared to Serve on Subs

The Pentagon has moved to lift a decades-old policy that prohibits women from serving aboard Navy submarines. The Associate Press reports, it's part of a gradual reconsideration of women's roles in a military fighting two wars whose front lines can be anywhere. At issue is the end of a policy that kept women from serving aboard the last type of ship off-limits to them. The thinking was that the close quarters aboard subs would make coed service difficult to manage. Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified Congress in a letter signed Friday that the Navy intends to repeal the ban on women sailors on subs. Congress has 30 days to weigh in.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Navy , Defense Secretary , Congress

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 12:00pm EST

Probing problems with Pentagon procurement

Sec. Gates discusses the shortcomings of contracting and procurement policies

Tags: mngt , contracting , Pentagon , President , Barack Obama , Congress , procurement , Senate , Armed Services Committee , Defense Secretary

Wednesday - 01/28/2009, 06:12am EST
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Army sets up servicewide cyber office

The organization is made up of people from CIOs office, intelligence command and operational command. Task force looking for enterprisewide IT security systems.

Tags: technology , Brig. Gen. Steven Smith , Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins , Army , DoD , Air Force , AFCEA , Cyber Command , Cyber task force , cybersecurity

Friday - 05/15/2009, 06:33pm EDT
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