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.
Iris Cooper, the associate deputy assistant secretary of Acquisition Logistics, and Construction for VA, explains the center\' responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The killing of a Hassan al-Qahtani, a Saudi diplomat in Karachi, Pakistan has raised a lot of questions in the intelligence world. Why him? Why wasn\'t he driving an armored vehicle? Why was he even driving himself? Karachi is known to be a hotbed of terrorist activity and the Saudi government is known to be hated by Al Qaida. In the meantime The Saudi\'s say they will increase security for their diplomats around the world and at home. Al Qaida has vowed it will avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.
China and the U/S will hold their first top tier military talks since 2009 this week and there will be a 500lb elephant in the room. Pakistan has reportedly been approached by the Chinese about sharing the wreckage of the stealth helicopter used in the Osama Bin Laden raid. Pakistan supposedly has said it will not share it, but the U/S military is still leery about that according to sources close the Pentagon. The Chinese are trying to develop a fleet of stealth air craft of their own.
Two New York men were arrested in a sting after police witnessed them trying to buy guns and grenades. Algerian-born Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Moroccan-born Mohammed Mamdouh, 20, bought three pistols, ammunition and an inert grenade after a seven-month sting. At a news conference, New York Police commissioner Ray Kelley said \"Farhani also expressed interest in bombing the \"Empire State Building.\" The plot unraveled Wednesday. It was the 13th planned attack by Islamist militants on New York City since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.
Contractors building facilities for the Navy and Marine Corps have to offer up some green elements in their blueprints. WFED\'s Jared Serbu reports.
It\'s been four years since the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launched the Federal Recovery Coordinator Program, designed to expedite the process for wounded vets to get the care and services they needed.
See how DOD\'s money saving and efficiency tactics match up against your agency\'s. Bill Solis, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, GAO has more information
The Secretary of the Army said Wednesday that the service agreed with most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel on reforming its acquisition process. Secretary John McHugh told Congress the Army was moving forward with 63 of the 76 recommendations.