Defense News

  • Will travel almost 4,000 miles in 50 days for the American Lung Association.

    June 18, 2010
  • CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano\'s assessment of SBINet\'s value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

    June 18, 2010
  • The Air Force plans to save millions of dollars by changing the rate plans for thousands of its cell phone accounts.

    June 16, 2010
  • He plans on taking a new position later this summer. Carey says after three years in the position, it\'s time to move on to new challenges.

    June 15, 2010
  • After Google hack, warnings pop up in SEC filings

    June 09, 2010
  • The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to soon provide an updated set of guidelines to the health care community, and to federal agencies, regarding the effort to put in place a uniform system of electronic medical health records nationwide. The Department of Veterans Affairs - which oversees one of the largest health care systems in the world - has been working to take the Department\'s VISTA health records management system into a new realm of upgraded open source software and hardware systems -- while meeting the mandate to become part of a nationwide electronic health records network. Similarly, Navy officials say they\'ve been helping the Defense Department sync up with Veterans Affairs, and eventually with the electronic records in the civilian world, with the promise of better patient care through shared medical data.

    June 07, 2010
  • The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced the deployment of a satellite that heralds the beginning of a new era of space-based nuclear explosion monitoring. On May 27th, the U.S. Air Force successfully launched the first I-I-F series of satellites, carrying improved nuclear detonation detection instruments built by Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory for the N-N-S-A. Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator Ken Baker says the deployment of the new instruments will significantly improve the agency\'s ability to detect atmospheric, or space-based, nuclear explosions and verify compliance with nuclear test ban treaties. The sensors are being integrated on to Air Force GPS satellites, thus the entire planet is monitored continuously for tell-tale signs of treaty violation.

    June 07, 2010
  • Read a new blog post from Navy CIO Rob Carey.

    June 04, 2010
  • Battling sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks is one of the highest priority work-life issues in the U.S. Navy. Yesterday, a group representing women in the military discussed the issue during a conference here in Washington.

    June 04, 2010
  • WFED\'s Max Cacas reports.

    June 03, 2010
  • Former Deputy CIO at VA sees a \"confluence of events\" pushing uniformity on health IT.

    June 01, 2010
  • The Naval Oceanographic Office has deployed sensor systems to monitor surface currents and measure physical properties of the deeper Gulf waters.

    June 01, 2010
  • Within the next several weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to release the newest guidelines regarding the continuing effort to implement electronic health records across the country. Meanwhile, several feds who are in the thick of the \'health IT\' fight talked about their work at yesterday\'s AFFIRM luncheon here in Washington.

    May 28, 2010
  • China is building an advanced combat jet that may rival within eight years Lockheed Martin Corp\'s F-22 Raptor, the premier U.S. fighter, a U.S. intelligence official said. Reuters reports, the expected deployment is years ahead of what the Pentagon thought the date would be. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said last year it would be 2025 before China would have that capability --Now the the estimate is 2018. The F-22 blends speed, super-agility, stealth and sensor fusion into a single package

    May 24, 2010

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