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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

Gates says NATO alliance in danger of breaking

Tags: DoD Report , NATO ,

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 12:22pm EDT

DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Tags: ACT-IAC , OMB , management , Jory Heckman , Andrew McLauchlin , cloud computing , financial management , CGI , technology , Jason Miller , DoD , DISA , Teri Takai , Trey Hodgkins , CIO , people

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT

DoD, CIA play musical chairs

Leon Panetta will be sworn in today as the next defense secretary. David Petraeus was confirmed by the Senate yesterday as the next CIA director.

Tags: DoD Report , Leon Panetta , David Petraeus , CIA , Pentagon , management , people ,

Friday - 07/01/2011, 10:32am EDT

Panetta starts job as Defense secretary on Friday

Leon Panetta will start his new job as the Defense secretary tomorrow.

Tags: Leon Panetta , CIA , DoD Report , people , management , In Depth

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:44pm EDT

Gates bids farewell to Pentagon

After four-and-a-half years, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says goodbye to the Pentagon. Today is his last day on the job.

Tags: DoD Report , Pentagon , retirement , people , management

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 10:30am EDT

Analysis: What should be Panetta's top concerns at DoD?

The new DoD secretary will need to concentrate on military spending cuts and withdrawing troops from the Middle East, according to Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense under President Reagan.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Afghanistan , budget , troops , Martin Dempsey , Joint Chiefs of Staff , management , people , Jory Heckman , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 06/24/2011, 07:11pm EDT
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Senate approves Panetta as Pentagon chief

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , CIA , people

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 06:09pm EDT
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