Defense

  • A bill introduced this week in the House would improve training for veterans and change hiring practices to favor veterans.

    May 25, 2011
  • The task order was awarded under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 2 Services indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command - National Capital Region.

    May 25, 2011
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military is not the cause of the nation\'s debt and deficits -- but it needs to be part of the solution. And he said finding that solution could involve reexamining military pay and benefits.

    May 25, 2011
  • A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra\'s recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency\'s IT is helping them meet their mission.

    May 25, 2011
  • Learn more in today\'s DoD Report

    May 24, 2011
  • The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team fields the best of the best, on and off the field. We learn more from GM David Van Sleet.

    May 24, 2011
  • The FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act would present Secretary Gates with a dealer\'s choice of putting up to seven BRAC actions on hold. WFED\'s Derrick Dortch learns more about it from Andrea Morris is the BRAC coordinator for Arlington County.

    May 24, 2011
  • All the traffic news surrounding Base Realignment and Closure isn\'t bad. Many facilities are getting upgraded roads that should move commuters through more efficiently, WTOP reports.

    May 23, 2011
  • The service wants to put certain software and hardware in a real-world environment to see how it would perform in conditions similar to those in combat. The process also will influence how the Army buys technology in the future.

    May 23, 2011
  • Iris Cooper, the associate deputy assistant secretary of Acquisition Logistics, and Construction for VA, explains the center\' responsibilities.

    May 23, 2011
  • President Barack Obama has sent a blunt and chilling warning to Al Qaida. \"We not only took out (Osama Bin Laden) the symbol and operational leader of Al Qaida, we walked off with his files.\" He called it the largest treasure trove of intelligence ever seized from a terrorist. \"Today every terrorist in the al Qaida network should be watching their back, because we\'re going to review every video, examine every photo, read every one of those millions of pages, we\'re going to pursue lead,\" said Mr. Obama. He told an audience at the CIA, they\'re going to go wherever they have to go to finish the job.

    May 23, 2011
  • The Army surgeon general says U.S. troops in Afghanistan are suffering with the highest rates of mental health problems since 2005 and morale is skidding. The report is a significant and detailed glimpse of the psychological cost of the battle that commanders claim has reversed the momentum of the insurgency. The doctors say morale is suffering given the dramatic increase in fighting, which is at the highest level since they started doing their mental health studies in 2003.

    May 23, 2011
  • Why did Al Qaida appoint Saif al Adel as their interim leader? U.S. intelligence sources say there is a split in the al Qaida organization and there a those who don\'t trust him and feel as though the Egyptian contingent of the organization which is led by Al Qaida number two Ayman al Zawahiri is not radical enough. A former U.S. intelligence official says most of the Al Qaida rank and file wanted a Saudi because they are perceived as having better Islamic credentials. What does the discord mean for Al Qaida? Experts say al Qaida is accustomed to disagreements.

    May 23, 2011
  • So who\'s leaking the material from the Bin Laden raid? Former CIA Osama Bin Laden chief Michael Scheuer on CNN said only a handful high well known ranking intelligence officials have access to it. It\'s also especially ironic because several former intelligence officials say that some members of the media were being scrutinized after being suspected of receiving classified material and legal action pursued. No word yet on whether an investigation into the Bin Laden leaks will happen or not.

    May 23, 2011