Defense

  • The Department of Energy has entered into an agreement with the Department of Defense to accelerate the development of clean energy technologies while enhancing national energy security. A Memorandum of Understanding between the agencies now covers energy efficiency and renewable energy. It calls for their collaboration on the use of alternative fuels, efficient transportation technologies and fueling infrastructure, grid security, use of the smart grid, energy storage, basic science research, and mobile/deployable power sources. It builds on existing cooperation between the Departments, and will broaden collaboration on clean energy technology research, development, and demonstration. The Defense Department aims to speed up the transfer of innovative energy and conservation technologies from the lab to use in the field. To that end, military installations are used as testing sites before such energy technologies are actually brought to the marketplace.

    August 09, 2010
  • We learn more about the Disaster Relief app for the Android from developer Andrew Jenkins.

    August 09, 2010
  • A top App for Army is the Disaster Relief app for an Android

    August 09, 2010
  • The votes are in and Federal News Radio listeners and readers have determined that the Pentagon has the best food choices of any agency in the federal government.

    August 06, 2010
  • Learn more in today\'s DoD Report.

    August 06, 2010
  • Defense officials characterized the realignment of U.S. forces in the Pacific as a strategic move, similar to domestic Base Realignment and Closure moves. We get an update from David Bice, Executive Director of the Joint Guam Program Office.

    August 06, 2010
  • Two major defense contractors are joining forces to compete for the Missile Defense Agency\'s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense development and sustainment contract.

    August 06, 2010
  • The Pentagon is demanding that online whistle-blower WikiLeaks return its trove of tens of thousands of leaked U.S. government documents and delete them from its website and records. The Associated Press reports Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell didn\'t say what efforts the Defense Department might be able to take to compel Wikileaks to comply. He told a Pentagon press conference that, at this point, the Pentagon is asking Wikileaks \"to do the right thing.\" Wikileaks posted nearly 77,000 classified military and other documents, mostly raw intelligence reports from Afghanistan, on its website July 25.

    August 05, 2010
  • Military downsizing, contracting, and \"inherently governmental\" debates aren\'t new - they\'ve been around for years.

    August 05, 2010
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    August 05, 2010
  • One professor explains why DoD needs to be concerned about using social media.

    August 05, 2010
  • Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John D. Lavelle has been nominated posthumously by the President for advancement on the retired rolls to the rank of general.

    August 05, 2010
  • A year after the Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect, about 1,100 private and public colleges and universities have signed on.

    August 05, 2010
  • Gen. John D. Lavelle has been vindicated 30 years after he died. He was an Air Force General who was stripped of two stars and removed from his command from his command in 1972 because of allegations that he ordered unauthorized bombings in North Vietnam and keep them secret. The Pentagon now says tapes from the Nixon Administration reveal he had permission to do so.

    August 05, 2010

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