Defense News

  • The Army is no longer using the term \"psychological operations\" for the unit in tasked with changing minds behind enemy lines. They say it sounds threatening. Now it\'s going to be called Military Information Support Operations. A U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman says more the new name more accurately reflects the unit\'s job of producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages to influence enemy soldiers and civilians.

    July 15, 2010
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge winners announced, Northrop takes home the Hoyt Vandenberg Award

    July 15, 2010
  • The first two bids were expected but a surprise third bidder has joined the contest. Aviation industry analyst Richard Aboulafia explains.

    July 13, 2010
  • The day the Navy held its third industry day for the multi-billion dollar NGEN follow-on contract, the service also reupped their current deal with HP.

    July 09, 2010
  • The National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration - with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy - has started to survey a new ship anchorage site at the mouth of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico - for ships to undergo inspection and oil decontamination before entering ports. Shipping vessels are currently facing increasing time delays and other challenges as they try to avoid the oil slicks caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A magnetometer survey of a proposed alternate anchorage site would ensure the safety of ships, their crews, and the marine environment by making sure that there are no buried pipelines in the proposed area that would be ruptured by ships lowering their anchors. Maritime commerce is important farmers especially, who need to export their crops through Gulf ports, as do the millions of retail outlets nationwide that rely on a constant flow of imports.

    July 09, 2010
  • HP receives deal that could be for up to five years and worth up to $3 billion. Navy continues to develop follow-on contract, NGEN.

    July 09, 2010
  • The draft copy from June 15 of the document that describes how the Army thinks it will fight between 2016 to 2028

    July 08, 2010
  • Boeing to acquire cybersecurity company

    July 08, 2010
  • 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.\"

    July 01, 2010
  • Rob Carey is transitioning out of the CIO role and into more of an operational position where he will focus on cyber strategy and policy for all Navy networks.

    June 30, 2010
  • Lockheed Martin beefs up network security threats protection, Security glitch exposes WellPoint customer data

    June 30, 2010
  • Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

    June 30, 2010
  • Panetta concerned about cyberwarfare

    June 29, 2010
  • Ten days after the original announcement from officials, concerned families have started to get calls back.

    June 23, 2010

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