The Pentagon\'s Networks and Information Integration (NII) directorate will close on March 31, 2011.
A congressionally mandated panel, supported by staff from the RAND Corporation, told lawmakers and the secretary that the United States has an urgent need to implement changes in the way the Department of Defense plans for and would respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incident.
Virginia\'s political leaders are heading to Washington, D.C., to press the military on the planned closing of the Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads.
DoD will hire 1,000 cybersecurity workers a year across all the services over the next few years to build their cyber force.
The Army may soon begin distributing Apple\'s iphone to new recruits. The goal appears to be giving young people effective training tools and tools that are fun. Defense Tech reports Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the top officer in charge of Army basic training says the service is making a radical shift away from Power Points and into iPhone apps. Several hundred iphones have been isued as a part of a preliminary study to see if smart phone delivery of training material works better with this generation of recruits.
The Pentagon is opening talks with China to restart stalled military relations, Wall Street Journal reports.
Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
In races in both the House and Senate, Democratic incumbents have found loyal supporters -- and big donors -- in defense contractors, Politico reports.
The Army has been steadily increasing the amount of education and training it delivers online. Details from the Army\'s Phyllis Bailey
GAO has found inconsistent compliance with the three VA purchasing and tracking requirements, creating potential risks to veterans\' safety. Details from GAO\'s Dr. Debra Draper.
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Administration\'s working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.
President Obama has nominated Major General Darrell Jones to oversee manpower and personnel issues on the Air Staff.
The military is consolidating one of its computer networks to increase cybersecurity. The Air Force is moving each of its commands away from having its own network.