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2013-08-15 12:31:33

None of 107 U.S. Reactors in Study is Adequately Protected, But Among Most Vulnerable are 11 Reactors in CA, CT, FL, MD, MA, MO, NY, NC, TX, VA, ... Including 1 Within 25 Miles of White House. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 10 years after the 9/11 hijackers considered flying a fully loaded passenger jet into a Manhattan area nuclear reactor, U.S. commercial and research nuclear facilities remain inadequately protected against two credible terrorist threats...

2013-08-08 12:20:58

Pentagon proposal would deny retirement benefits to military retirees who join civil service WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today expressed outrage at a Pentagon proposal that would strip military retirees of their pensions if they return to work for the government as civilian employees. "The Pentagon is full of draconian proposals for slashing the wages, benefits and jobs of its...

2013-07-26 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the NGAUS president: "The House of Representatives sent a clear message to the Pentagon this week in its version of the fiscal 2014 Defense Appropriations Act: Keep the National Guard an operational force, give it the resources it needs or we will do it, and you may not like where we find the money....

Pentagon To Open Up Wireless Spectrum For Private Sector Use
2013-07-24 08:52:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Department of Defense (DoD) said on Tuesday it could transition its operations out of the 1755-1780 MHz frequency band to make the spectrum available for private sector use, the Wall Street Journal reports. In a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, the Pentagon said it could relinquish the spectrum "while ensuring no...

2013-07-17 23:21:50

Non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports announced today that the 2014 Face of America bicycle ride honoring disabled veterans will be held April 25-27. The two-day, 110-mile ride from the Pentagon to Gettysburg, Pennsylania includes more than 100 disabled veterans in its 500 participants. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports announced today that the Face of America, one of the Washington, D.C. area’s most inclusive and popular bicycle rides, will be...

2013-07-15 23:00:56

The Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed that Aeros' Project Pelican was a success, having achieved its objectives while addressing some of the most significant development challenges facing heavy lift airships. This revelation was made in a recent Inside Defense article. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 The Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed that Aeros' Project Pelican was a success, having achieved its objectives while addressing some of the most significant...

2013-07-03 08:20:43

ARLINGTON, Va., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Memorial will host The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants on Thursday, July 4, 2013 for an Independence Day Concert from 8:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Following the concert, attendees will have a premiere view of the Washington, D.C. fireworks courtesy of the Capitol 4(th) Celebration. The concert is free and open to the public. Currently, the Air Force Memorial has a challenging parking situation due to...

2013-06-19 23:25:38

In a recent interview on The Costa Report, legendary First Amendment attorney, Floyd Abrams, compared defending Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case to whistleblowers Bradley Manning, who released classified material to Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden, the contractor responsible for making NSA surveillance information available to The Guardian. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 In a recent interview on The Costa Report, legendary First Amendment attorney, Floyd Abrams, compared...

2013-06-17 23:00:34

ElectionMall Technologies will be hosting an exclusive Small Business Week event at the Pentagon City Microsoft store tomorrow June 18th at 6:30pm. Join Ravi Singh, the CEO of ElectionMall for a thrilling presentation on Business in a DC Climate. Pentagon City, VA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 ElectionMall Technologies will be hosting an exclusive small Business week event at the Pentagon City Microsoft Store tomorrow June 18. Mr. Ravi Singh will conduct/ drive the event with a presentation on...

2013-06-12 16:21:49

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earlier today, the Obama administration issued a statement of administration policy saying it "strongly objects" to Rep. John Fleming's religious freedom amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. Fleming's (R-La.) amendment was approved last week by the House Armed Services Committee in response to the growing and open hostility toward religious expression by service members. (Logo:...