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Pentagon To Move Its Network To Apple, Android Devices
2013-02-27 12:06:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Even amongst their slow and glorious decline, BlackBerry devices have long dominated the market in the government sector. But now, devices that were once viewed as consumer-only products, have steadily been making headway into the faltering company's old turf. One branch of the government, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has already pulled away from BlackBerry, switching their agency networks over to the...

2013-02-26 12:24:28

AS SEQUESTRATION LOOMS, PROTESTORS TO PICKET LOCKHEED MARTIN TO CALL FOR AN END TO WASTEFUL SPENDING WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a National Day of Action across the U.S., protestors will gather at the lobbying headquarters of Lockheed Martin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, to demand an end to wasteful Pentagon spending. Joining the protestors at 400 Virginia Ave. SW will be a giant, 20-foot-tall, inflatable pink pig named L. Martin. "Pull the Pork...

US Cyber Command Officials Planning Staff Increases
2013-01-29 04:28:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Pentagon plans to increase the size of its cybersecurity force more than fivefold over the coming years to combat threats to the nation´s critical computer systems and conduct offensive operations against foreign adversaries, according to reports citing several Defense Department officials. The plan, which was requested by the head of the Defense Department´s Cyber Command, or Cybercom, calls for the increase of...

Hacktivists Attack ESA, FBI, NASA And More
2012-12-11 12:19:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yet another group of “Hacktivists” have seen it fit to attack some government organizations and leak personal data in the name of Freedom of Information. Team GhostShell, a band of hackers with loose ties to Anonymous, announced yesterday that they have stolen accounts from several government agencies and organizations. As proof, these hackers have also posted information from 1.6 million accounts online, making...

2012-12-05 05:01:24

Major changes in the way the Department of Defense buys goods and services are being driven by more than budget cuts. Fairfax, Virginia (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 The first results of research to be published in the Spring of 2013, addressing “Affordability, Performance and Competitiveness for The Pentagon,” point to a very different Department of Defense (DoD) procurement system just on the horizon. The study began in 2009, when defense spending was at record levels....

SEALs Divulge Top Secret Info In Game Development
2012-11-09 21:14:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Web site for Electronic Arts´ “Medal of Honor: Warfighter,” the video game is “The only game that gives players the ability to be in real world events.” “This personal story was written by actual Tier 1 Operators while deployed overseas. In it, players step into the boots of these warfighters and apply unique skill sets to track down a real global threat, in real international...

2012-11-06 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two different aircraft the Pentagon says the nation no longer needs, but National Guard leaders and elected officials are fighting to keep in the Guard fleet, are playing a prominent role in the response to Hurricane Sandy. One Florida Army Guard C-23 Sherpa delivered 6,500 pounds of Meals Ready to Eat from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Farmingdale, N.Y., over the weekend. And Monday, it transported disaster response experts from the Federal...

2012-10-08 11:20:30

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a Pentagon press conference on May 10, 2012, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly excoriated Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a highly decorated combat veteran. His reason: The course on Islamic Radicalism which LTC Dooley was teaching at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) of the National Defense University was offensive to...

2012-06-11 06:24:35

NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On this past Memorial Day we honored those Americans who have died in military service including 4,474 in Iraq and 1,966 fallen soldiers in Afghanistan.[1] As we move forward from a day of remembrance toward a lasting fight toward freedom, it's vital that we take a moment to recognize the toll which war takes not only on those afflicted by fighting in the war but also their families at home. A new survey that ranks the top struggles and worries of...

US Navy Successfully Tests New Anti-Ballistic Missile Over Pacific
2012-05-11 09:37:22

The latest upgrade to America´s primary defense against a missile attack from belligerent enemies, assuming one ever launched a ballistic missile against the US, has successfully destroyed a test missile off the coast of Hawaii this week, writes Robert Beckhusen for Wired News. The Raytheon-built Standard Missile-3 interceptor is key to the next phase of an anti-missile shield being built by the United States in and around Europe, Pentagon´s Missile Defense Agency (MDA)...