Defense News

  • 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
  • Coast Guard wants to set up separate network to use social media sites. CIO Council looking at cybersecurity implications of these tools.

    August 28, 2009
  • In 2047, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, there\'s a good chance that unmanned aircraft will play a bigger role than ever. Officials say the \"Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan\" recognizes that pilots on the ground still operate the U-A-Vs, as they\'re called. The advantage is that they can fly over fixed positions for long periods of time, something you can\'t do when a human being is in the plane.

    July 27, 2009
  • Service using special authority approved by Congress. New process brings on new procurement workers in as little as 17 days.

    July 17, 2009
  • A more dialed in Iraq warfighter that\'s the idea behind the Army\'s new satellite communications \"on the move\" device. The solution will include a compact device that integrates land and satellite communications with a push-to-talk interface. This will enable the Army to utilize cross-band capabilities so personnel can take advantage of both communication links. Once deployed, the device will provide greater situational awareness and speed and flexibility to fast moving forces in Iraq.

    July 14, 2009
  • In Iraq, soldiers from the U.S. Army\'s 172nd Infantry Brigade are helping historians, preservationists and documentarians maintain ancient Iraqi history. The brigade provides transportation and security for the World Monuments Fund in the ancient city of Babylon, home of the famed Hanging Gardens. Along with preserving the past, soldiers are trying to insure Babylon\'s future as a possible tourist destination

    July 01, 2009
  • The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers access to social networking sites like Flickr, Twitter and yes, Facebook. The blog Danger Room says the move reverses years of blocking web 2-point-0 sites on military networks. Army public affairs has used social networking to share good stories about the work of its soldiers. Danger Room says the order does not include sites like MySpace, YouTube and Pandora. I\'m Max Cacas.

    June 12, 2009
  • It was the ride of a lifetime for National Security Correspondent J.J. Green. He recently got the chance to fly at 9 G’s with the Thunderbirds. He sat down with our own Jane Norris to…

    June 01, 2009
  • By Emily Jarvis Internet Editor FederalNewsRadio.com The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter may be the last manned military aircraft developed in the United States. Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) made the comments on FederalNewsRadio’s Federal Drive with…

    May 27, 2009
  • Advance research agency sees opportunity from Katrina, power blackout, other events to solve large-scale problems. Technologies are high risk, but high payoff.

    May 21, 2009
  • Sniffing the air for anthrax has never been more high-tech. Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have come up with sensors that can diagnose infectious diseases, track airborne toxins and even detect explosives in…

    May 20, 2009
  • The Air Force once again is leading the federal effort to address some obvious cybersecurity gaps. The service and Microsoft teamed up to develop secure server configurations for Windows servers. This work comes about two…

    May 18, 2009
  • When a National Guardsman returns from a deployment. its sometimes easy to deal with physical wounds. But what about traumatic brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder? To combat that, the Army has come up with FID-RAH...or the post-deployment health reassessment, for soldiers coming home. Its designed to catch combat-related health problems before they get home, and get the help they need. I\'m Max Cacas.

    May 18, 2009
  • Air Force Captain Charlotta Blalock says she gets some strange looks from people when she\'s on a plane, and will drop to the deck and start doing push ups at 14,000 feet. Blalock, who is aide de camp to General Roger Brady, head of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, is now a competitive bodybuilder, after deciding four years ago to step it up when it came to her fitness. She scores \"excellent\" in the Air Force fitness test. I\'m Max Cacas.

    May 18, 2009

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