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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...

2011-05-27 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday the Pentagon Memorial Fund will participate in the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade being held in Washington, D.C. The parade is the Seventh Annual National Memorial Day Parade presented by Boeing. This event is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together to honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. The 2011 National Memorial Day Parade celebrates all who have served in uniform from...

2011-05-26 17:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 500,000 National Guardsmen today hailed House approval of a Guard voice and vote in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. The House version of the fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 1540, passed this afternoon, includes an amendment that would designate the chief of the National Guard Bureau as a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The amendment was co-sponsored by Reps. Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., and...

2011-04-27 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Fitness Month, Les Mills and Pentagon Fitness will partner to offer SH'BAM(TM) and BODYFLOW® classes on May 7 at 1:00 pm on Upper Senate Park. Free and open to the public. Featuring simple dance moves, SH'BAM(TM) is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star - even if you're dance challenged. Followed by BODYFLOW® the yoga, tai chi, Pilates workout that builds...

2011-04-08 17:37:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exclusive interview, Shay Assad, director of procurement and acquisition policy at the Pentagon, shares with Aviation Week new details about the KC-46A contract, Boeing's $4.4 billion tanker, and specifics of how the contract will be executed along with a never-before-seen image of the aircraft the United States Air Force is buying. Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler's interview with Assad is detailed on AviationWeek.com and in the April 11,...


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