Defense News

  • Koobface is back, Air Force apologizes for \'Transformers 3\' phishing scam

    April 27, 2010
  • Franklin Graham says the Army has withdrawn an invitation for him to appear at a special Pentagon prayer service. The Christian evangelist said he regrets the Army\'s decision but not stop praying for the troops. Graham, the son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham, has described Islam as evil in the past. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation raised the objection to the appearance, citing Graham\'s past remarks about Islam.

    April 22, 2010
  • EADS North America has announced that it plans to bid on the U.S. Air Force\'s tanker modernization program. Sean O\'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, explains how the company plans to win.

    April 22, 2010
  • The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan wants to know how the Army is doing in administering services contracts.

    April 21, 2010
  • The Navy may be changing its name soon from the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps. Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor in the Washington Bureau of the American Banker, has details on this an what else is moving on the Hill.

    April 21, 2010
  • EADS North America announced on Tuesday that it plans to bid on the U.S. Air Force\'s tanker modernization program.

    April 20, 2010
  • The U.S. Military\'s unmanned aerial technology is becoming the envy of other nations. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has confirmed several allied nations...including Britain, Canada, Spain, Japan and South Korea... have all expressed interest in drone technology. Each branch of the military has different uses for U-A-V\'s or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Rear Admiral Terry Kraft says the drones capabilities in persistence and covertness are particularly impressive. And, he says, unmanned Systems will be included in the Navy\'s 2011 budget and beyond. They\'re in the process of introducing several new systems now, including the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (or BAMS), the Navy version of the Global Hawk. In 2012, the Navy anticipates a breakthrough development when they land an unmanned tail-less aircraft onboard an aircraft carrier.

    April 19, 2010
  • As the Navy considers fielding a stealthy unmanned combat aircraft as part of a carrier strike group as early as 2018, the rest of the world wants UAVs too! We get an update from the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities for the Navy, Rear Admiral Terry Kraft

    April 16, 2010
  • In our ongoing series, HReinvented, Ruby Butler DeMesme, Director of Human Capital Innovative Market Strategy for Deloitte and a former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force tells us why she believes one of the most infamous pay-for-performance systems, the National Security Personnel System, didn\'t work out as planned.

    April 09, 2010
  • The 2010 academy nomination season now is open. We get details from Captain Eric Brown, Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

    April 09, 2010
  • The United States and Brazil are preparing to sign a new agreement to bolster defense cooperation, the first accord of its kind between the hemisphere\'s two top economies in more than 30 years, officials said Wednesday. Reuters is reporting the agreement, which could be signed as early as Monday, is meant to demonstrate strengthening ties between the two militaries, despite diplomatic tensions over Brazil\'s refusal to back new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. It also comes as Brazil is evaluating bids in a multibillion dollar fighter jet competition, in which U.S.-based Boeing Co is one of three contenders.

    April 08, 2010
  • Service\'s new program focuses on giving civilian leaders a broader education of the Air Force\'s mission. The program is funded by Air Force headquarters and aims to give civilian leaders similar training to those in the military.

    April 08, 2010
  • The United States Air Force is taking a corporate approach to training civilian leaders. It will launch the new program this summer.

    April 07, 2010
  • As the Defense Department\'s proposed Cyber Command awaits confirmation hearings on its proposed commander, the services are moving forward to establish their own cyber organizations. Vice Admiral Barry McCullough reported for duty on January 29th as Commander of the newly reconstituted 10th Fleet, officially standing up the U.S. Navy\'s Fleet Cyber Command.

    February 17, 2010

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