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2011-08-03 14:46:00

Legislation would elevate NGB chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-six senators now sponsor legislation that would give the National Guard a voice in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2011 (S. 1025) in late May. Forty-four Senators have since signed on as co-sponsors. The bill...

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2011-07-15 12:20:00

On Thursday, the Pentagon unveiled a new strategy for defending critical networks against growing threats in cyberspace. According to a press release regarding the new strategy, over 60,000 new malicious software programs or variations are identified every day threatening security, the economy and U.S. citizens. "In the 21st Century, bits and bytes can be as threatening as bullets and bombs," Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in a speech accompanying the release of the cyberspace...

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2011-07-07 08:45:00

Three scientists have said that the Pentagon is falsely claiming its research shows that airborne dust in Iraq and Afghanistan poses no health risk to U.S. troops. Scientists Philip Hopke, Mark Utell and Anthony Wexler say that military officials then falsely said the review of their research backed their conclusion that the dust in the two war zones is no different from than in California. The scientists were part of a team that reviewed a 2008 study at the request of the Pentagon. ...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.