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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. ...

2011-06-30 11:52:00

Legislation would elevate NGB chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty senators (list below) 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. Twenty-eight senators have since signed on as...

2011-06-20 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) will sponsor the National Museum of American History's presentation "September 11: Remembrance and Reflection" marking the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a display of artifacts from that day available for viewing September 3 through 11, the company announced. More than 50 objects from the three sites of the attacks--New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.--will be on display, as well as recent...

2011-06-16 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America with a display of objects on view Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a public program co-hosted with the National Building Museum, a Smithsonian Channel documentary, outreach to teachers through Thinkfinity.org and a special ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11. In 2002, Congress designated the museum as the...

2011-06-01 14:33:00

VIENNA, Va., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Technology Systems Integrator MicroTech has been selected as a Prime Vendor for the $20 Million-plus Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OASD-PA) IT support services contract at the Pentagon. MicroTech will leverage its proven and certified business processes and solutions to assist our troops in this important technical role. MicroTech will provide Information Resource Management (IRM) IT Operations Support,...

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2011-05-31 13:45:00

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war. According to the report, the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever strategy regarding cyber warfare next month to warn enemies that may try to sabotage the country's electricity grid, subways or pipelines. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," it quoted a military official as saying. "We...

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2011-05-30 05:35:00

One of the largest defense contractors for the US military, Lockheed Martin, became the target of a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack. Lockheed Martin, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon confirmed that the contractor's information systems had come under attack by hackers. Lt. Col. April Cunningham, speaking for the Defense Department, told the Associated Press (AP) that the impact on the Pentagon "is minimal and we don't expect any adverse effect." Lockheed builds...


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