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Health care premium increases part of DoD budget cut plan

Gates said he will propose modest increases to the TRICARE fees for working-age retirees, Politico reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Politico Morning Defense , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Dorobek Insider ,

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:18pm EST

DoD Secretary Gates hosts four soldiers in his home

Politico reports that Defense Secretary Gates fulfilled a dream of bringing home four soldiers.

Tags: DoD Update , Abu Dhabi , Afghanistan , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:40pm EST

DoD fights overuse of acronyms

Defense Secretary wants to put a stop to acronym overuse.

Tags: DoD Update , acronyms , Dorobek Insider , Politico , Michael Bruhn

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 03:40pm EST

DADT report has early release

The release of the Don't Ask Don't Tell report will be one day earlier.

Tags: DoD Report , Don't Ask Don't Tell , gay rights , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/22/2010, 03:19pm EST

Sen. Webb puts hold on DoD nominations

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said he will place a hold on all Defense Department nominations for civilian and flag or general officers, saying the Pentagon has not been forthcoming with information about its decision to close the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va.

Tags: JFCOM , Jim Webb , nomination , nominations , Transparency , DoD Update

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 10:01am EDT

For first time, women join Navy's sub crew

For the first time in the Navy's history, women will serve on its submarines.

Tags: DoD Report , Gary Roughead , submarines , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/22/2010, 04:17pm EDT

Takai may still become DoD CIO

DoD withdrew the nomination of Teresa Takai for CIO, but Takai could still end up in a "refashioned" position.

Tags: DoD Update , Dorobek Insider , Teresa Takai , CIO , Defense Information Systems Agency , hiring

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:37pm EDT

Gates says country needs to better recognize soldiers' sacrifices

In a speech at Duke University, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told students that the country needs to better understand the service and sacrifices that warfighters and their families make.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Iraq and Afghanistan , Duke University

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:29pm EDT

McChrystal meets with his bosses

Many people are still wondering what General Stanley McChrystal was thinking. "He really in meeting with him didn't try to explain it, he just acknowledged that he had made a terrible decision," said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The Rolling Stone article that will leave a black mark on his career made Admiral Mike Mullen sick when he saw it. "He is a friend, an extraordinary officer. He made a severe mistake and I think the actions that were taken were appropriate."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Stanley McChrystal , Mike Mullen , Navy , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:23pm EDT

Gates urges passage of Arms Treaty

The U.S. is better off with a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia than without it. That's what Secretary of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, also urged the committee to ratify the agreement, saying the treaty has the full support of uniformed leaders. The agreement reduces U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces in a way that strengthens the stability of the U.S.-Russian relationship, Gates said.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Senate , Mike Mullen , Russia , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 01:15pm EDT
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