Defense News

  • 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
  • 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

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