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Maj. Gen. David Thompson, Director of Plans and Policy, Strategic Command

A space tracking website maintained by the Defense Department is getting a makeover. is a hub for organizations that conduct space operations to see where space debris may, or may not, be floating around endangering satellites. Maj. Gen. David Thompson is director of Plans and Policy for Strategic Command. He tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive how many objects are currently on STRATCOM's radar.

Tags: David Thompson , DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:55am EDT

Thumbdrives are Reinstated

Almost a year and a half after DoD banned the use of external computer flash drives, officials now say limited use is ok. But you can't use your your own. Only those that are distributed by the military are eligible. Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq who need the devices to carry or transfer critical data will be the first to get them. Vice Adm. Carl V. Mauney, deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told reporters only a few will be sent to the war zone, but eventually more kits will be created and distributed.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , DoD , Afghanistan , Iraq , Carl V. Mauney

Monday - 02/22/2010, 11:47am EST

Strategic command gets new leader

Pres. Obama has chosen his replacement for the retiring General Chilton

Tags: Federal Drive , newscast , defense , management , DoD Report , Robert Kehler

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 08:40am EDT