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2013-03-01 23:02:20

World T.E.A.M. Sports welcomes Capital One Bank as the presenting sponsor for the April 26-28 110-mile Face of America bicycle ride from the Pentagon to Gettysburg honoring disabled veterans. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013 World T.E.A.M. Sports announced today that the Virginia-based Capital One Bank will serve as the presenting sponsor for the April 26-28 Face of America bicycle ride from the Pentagon to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. As World T.E.A.M....

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...

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....

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'