Defense

  • 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
  • Leaked reports confirm SAMs in Afghanistan, Former agent alerted authorities in WikiLeaks case, Obama restores rank of disgraced Vietnam general

    August 05, 2010
  • The service names 25 software tools as winners in the Apps for the Army contest. Lt. Gen. Sorenson says the competition proves agile software development can be done well in the Army. He says a new memo is coming out that will change how the Army develops apps in the future.

    August 05, 2010
  • In politically super-charged Washington, the rule of thumb is this: never kick them UNTIL they are down. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the punching bag de jour is the fast-fading Bush administration\'s pay for performance plan. Some loved it, others hated it.

    August 05, 2010
  • The Pentagon is facing political and economic pressures to restrain its budget, while responding to challenges about the size and cost of the armed services. Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal at McAleese & Associates takes a look at the process so far.

    August 04, 2010
  • US sending big helicopters to help flood relief, Pentagon says Rolling Stone writer denied embed

    August 04, 2010
  • OMB is using the same data analysis tools to monitor stimulus spending at CMS to reduce their improper payments. Other agencies also are taking advantage of the lessons learned from the creation and operation of the board. Recovery.gov also will receive new features this fall to let citizens track individual projects on their own websites.

    August 04, 2010
  • Federal agencies move operations, and people, all the time. Sometimes the reasons are noble: to save taxpayer money, improve operations and for national security. Sometimes they are part of empire-building or please-a-politician reason. Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey\'s column today.

    August 04, 2010

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