Defense

  • The Senate sent back to the House Thursday night a stripped-down $59 billion war funding bill.

    July 23, 2010
  • The Pentagon is facing intensifying political and economic pressures to restrain its budget.

    July 23, 2010
  • A team of over 40 civilians is going to Afghanistan to set up a distribution facility where materials are stored and issued to members of the military. Rear Admiral Thomas Traaen tells us how it works.

    July 22, 2010
  • Let\'s face it, meetings are a necessary evil for the federal workforce. But what if you could use a collaboration tool that lets you participate digitally? The next generation of virtual collaboration tools are almost the next best thing to being there.

    July 22, 2010
  • Learn more in today\'s cybersecurity update

    July 21, 2010
  • The Pentagon is feed up with leaks. \"Over the last two years I\'ve lost a first rate central command commander, and an outstanding commander of ISAF in Afghanistan due to their own missteps in dealing with the media, says Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. He adds\' \"if you\'re a Captain in a unit that has an embedded reporter\", be as open as possible within the guidelines and rules, but \"if you\'re a Captain working in this building on budget options, I expect you to keep your mouth shut.\"

    July 20, 2010
  • If you have an allotment to buy U.S. savings bonds through your military pay, you need to take a couple of steps before the U.S. Savings Bond Payroll Savings Plan goes all electronic by the end of August. Joyce Harris, the director of Public and Legislative Affairs at the Bureau of the Public Debt, at the Treasury Department tell us what they are.

    July 20, 2010
  • Panel advocates need for cloud computing data security standard

    July 16, 2010
  • Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

    July 16, 2010
  • The Army is no longer using the term \"psychological operations\" for the unit in tasked with changing minds behind enemy lines. They say it sounds threatening. Now it\'s going to be called Military Information Support Operations. A U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman says more the new name more accurately reflects the unit\'s job of producing leaflets, radio broadcasts and loudspeaker messages to influence enemy soldiers and civilians.

    July 15, 2010
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for a few good computer science researchers.

    July 15, 2010
  • If outsourcing is the answer, what should be the question? We hear from Commissioner Grant Green of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    July 15, 2010
  • The CEW is a workforce of Department of Defense civilians trained and equipped to deploy oversees in support of worldwide military missions. We learn more about it from Frank DiGiovanni, the Acting Director of Readiness and Training Policy and Programs at Defense.

    July 14, 2010
  • WFED\'s Max Cacas reports.

    July 13, 2010

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