Defense

  • Cambodian and Thai troops are engaging in some of the fiercest fighting in years over a disputed part of their shared border. Tensions between the neighbors have been exacerbated in recent days by pressure from powerful Thai nationalist groups, which have been staging protests in Bangkok urging the government to reclaim the land.

    February 18, 2011
  • A report from the Senate Homeland Security committee said the Defense Department did not inform or train commanders about how to recognize a radicalized Islamic extremist or how to see the difference between that and the peaceful practice of Islam. In addition, the FBI was harshly criticized for not totally sharing information with the military about Major Nidal Hasan and his views and beliefs. the FBI did not pass on some of the initial information up the chain about Hasan\'s connections because they said it wasn\'t clear he was connected to terrorists.

    February 18, 2011
  • Billions of dollars in weapons deals with Egypt are probably going to be put on hold until the situation clears up there. No one from the Pentagon has said things have been shutdown, but one thing is clear, U.S. arms firms may notice a downturn in the near term. Egypt is due to get $1.3 billion in military aid from the U.S this year. Experts say while the deals may not be on the fast track, they won\'t disappear, because regardless of who comes to power in North African and Middle Eastern countries facing crises, there will be a demand for U.S. weapons

    February 18, 2011
  • With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.

    February 18, 2011
  • The Defense Department has requested enough money to put the Afghan national security forces in a good position to defend their own country, but the current level of funding for the effort is not sustainable in view of budgetary and other concerns, says Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

    February 18, 2011
  • The Air Force will ask Congress to fast-track additional authorities to allow the service to bring its uniformed service back into the statutory boundaries, Air Force leaders said Thursday.

    February 18, 2011
  • Guidance helps CIOs understand how to adopt and manage Internet-based services. Agencies that are considered early adopters are helping to find solutions to common challenges such as data and business process ownership.

    February 18, 2011
  • The Navy\'s cyber command will soon be able to see a real-time view of penetration attempts into the service\'s IT systems, the command\'s number two officer said Thursday.

    February 17, 2011
  • Laura Bailyn, the new senior director health initiatives at the Markle Foundation, discusses the ways the foundation is trying to improve health IT worldwide.

    February 17, 2011
  • GAO\'s biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

    February 17, 2011
  • Bob Childs, chancellor at the National Defense University\'s iCollege, describes the new program.

    February 16, 2011
  • The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior\'s handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.

    February 16, 2011
  • Approximately 3 million people work for the Department of Defense, making it the largest employer in the US. Human Capital Management For Defense conference director, Lisa Ringlen, tells us why the personal touch is important.

    February 16, 2011
  • Doing more with less extends to human capital too. We learn how the Air Force is approaching the problem from Daniel Ginsberg.

    February 16, 2011