Defense News

  • 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
  • The Air Force\'s new cyber organization received the \"ready\" sign to move to initial operating capability.

    January 26, 2010
  • Expanding and improving the Afghan army and police is a key element in President Barack Obama\'s strategy for stabilizing Afghanistan so U.S. troops can begin to come home in July 2011.

    December 21, 2009
  • The company is announcing the Cyber Security Research Consortium, in conjunction with three educational institutions.

    December 01, 2009
  • The Navy is consolidating its intelligence directorate, communications networks and related information technology capabilities to form a single new organization: the deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance.

    November 17, 2009
  • Recognizing individuals, groups, and agencies for their outstanding contributions in the areas of energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of advanced and renewable energy technologies at federal facilities.

    November 05, 2009
  • Algae could soon help the Navy move towards its goal of becoming more energy independent. The Defense Energy Support Center announced a contract with Solazyme to develop an alternative fuel using the substance. Rick Kamin…

    October 06, 2009
  • Taking a look at the Joint Strike Fighter program was the reason Defense Secretary Robert Gates was in Texas yesterday, but the media asked him to comment on the report on Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal…

    September 01, 2009

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