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2009-04-22 14:17:24

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing current and former officials familiar with the plans, that the Obama administration plans to create a new military command to focus on Pentagon computer networks and offensive capabilities in cyberwarfare. The newspaper said that the initiative will reshape the military's efforts to protect its networks from attacks by hackers, especially those from countries such as China and Russia. According to what Pentagon officials have said, the new command will...

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2009-04-22 13:20:00

The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin Corp, its top supplier, both denied a recent Wall Street Journal report that hackers had stolen information about the Pentagon's $300 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project, Reuters reported. Current and former government officials well informed with the issue were cited as the Journal's sources. The sources were quoted as saying that spies copied and drained off information connected to the plane's defensive electronics system, yet they were blocked from...

2009-04-09 15:59:00

Author of 'Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling' Also to Appear on 'Inside Government' WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed budget for 2010, which includes an initiative to replace contractors with federal employees, will be discussed this week on the American Federation of Government Employees' "Inside Government" radio show. The show will air on Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. EDT nationwide on Federal News Radio at...

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2009-04-07 16:20:00

Senior military authorities said Tuesday that the Pentagon spent in excess of $100 million during the last six months repairing damage and responding to cyber attacks and other network problems. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of the U.S. Strategic Command, said the military is only just starting to track the costs, which are spurred by non-stop daily attacks against military networks from the Pentagon to various bases throughout the country. "The important thing is that we recognize that...

2009-04-07 07:14:17

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' Pentagon budget includes a shift to pull contracted work in house, especially in the area of weapons acquisitions. Contracted defense work has grown to 39 percent of the Pentagon's workforce, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Gates, however, said he is aiming to reduce that to 26 percent, approximately where it was before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. To cover work now under contract, the Pentagon would hire up to 39,000 full-time civil...

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2008-11-21 14:53:03

A virus threat detected on Defense Department networks resulted in a temporary ban of external computer flash drives at the Pentagon, officials said on Friday. Defense officials have not yet publicly confirmed the ban, but messages were sent to department employees informing them of the new restrictions. One message distributed to employees said the Pentagon was collecting any of the small flash drives that were purchased or provided by the department to workers. Officials said it is not...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

Efforts to force the Pentagon to clean up polluted military sites have led to U.S. Defense Department retaliation, state environmental officials say. A group representing California, Colorado, Alabama, Ohio and about a dozen other states said in Washington they have been pressured by the Pentagon to back off the oversight of cleanup at polluted military sites. In some cases, the Defense Department allegedly held back federal oversight dollars due the states, the group said. The...

2008-09-13 03:00:21

By S Sometimes it's the details that are most important. The architects of the Pentagon Memorial turned to Rob Kelly, a professor of materials science in the engineering school at the University of Virginia, to find the perfect metal to build the memorial commemorating that horrible day. The memorial is adjacent to where American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 184 people, including 59 passengers. Each person is memorialized with an inscribed...

2008-09-12 15:00:21

Obama, McCain silence campaigns for the day, make joint appearance in New York New Mexican wire services WASHINGTON -- The nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers commandeered four passenger jets on Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Thursday, as President Bush dedicated the first national memorial to the victims and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates came together in a moment of silence. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed, Bush recalled...

2008-09-12 09:00:33

Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City From wire reports WASHINGTON The nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers commandeered four passenger jets on Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Thursday, as President Bush dedicated the first national memorial to the victims and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates came together in a moment of silence. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed, Bush recalled how the "doomed airliner plunged from the sky,...


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