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2014-05-15 16:21:20

Agency leaders explain the benefits and challenges the JIE presents at AFCEA JIE Mission Partner Symposium. BALTIMORE, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., USAF, director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said his organization is altering its internal operational methods by converging into a single service environment. The change is part of the agency's support to the U.S. Defense Department's move toward the Joint Information Environment...

U.S. Government Issues New Classified Information Protection Policy
2011-10-09 05:10:15

In the aftermath of WikiLeaks' release of classified documents, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Friday that President Barack Obama had issued an executive order that will beef up the government's computer security procedures to prevent future breaches. According to a report posted to the Defense Department website and written by Donna Miles of American Forces Press Service, the executive order will establish "a framework for enhancing national security through responsible sharing...

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2009-04-19 09:05:00

The U.S. Defense Department is looking for a few good men "“ preferably the kind who know how to hack-in to Federal computer networks and wreak havoc on the internet.Plagued by millions of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks every day, federal authorities are seeking to utilize the skills of computer savvy hackers to protect their own computer systems.Acting as a cyber-liaison for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, General Dynamics Information Technology released an ad on...

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2007-04-19 00:00:00

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP SEATTLE - Doctors and scientists from the University of Washington will get a glimpse of what it would be like to do remote surgery in space when a portable medical robot they created will be tested next month in an underwater environment designed by NASA to simulate zero gravity. The portable robot, which can be controlled over the Internet by a human surgeon many miles away, is being developed with money from the U.S. Defense Department to be used to treat...

2006-08-27 05:01:15

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Reuters news agency urged the U.S. military on Sunday to investigate the killing of one of its journalists by American troops in Baghdad a year ago. An independent inquiry commissioned by Reuters concluded that the soldiers' shooting of television soundman Waleed Khaled on August 28 last year appeared "unlawful." But the Pentagon has failed to respond to requests to review the local commander's ruling, which said the firing of shots at the...

2006-06-22 16:23:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on Thursday demanding that the U.S. Defense Department publicly release its files on the investigation into the deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq. The Freedom of Information Act request also seeks records relating to any killing of civilians by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since January 1, 2005, the ACLU said in a statement. U.S. Marines have been accused of killing 24 unarmed Iraqis in the city of...

2006-06-15 13:15:13

Deletes statement in final paragraph that the American Friends Service Committee is "also known as the Quakers" which is erroneous By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday to demand information it says the government has collected on groups opposed to the war in Iraq. The group says the Pentagon has been monitoring anti-war groups and individuals and has compiled lists on people it sees as potential...

2006-06-14 14:53:29

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday to demand information it says the government has collected on groups opposed to the war in Iraq. The group says the Pentagon has been monitoring anti-war groups and individuals and has compiled lists on people it sees as potential threats but who the ACLU says are exercising their free-speech rights. The suit was the ACLU's first attempt to force the Pentagon to...

2006-04-07 17:41:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department's finances may not be able to meet normal accounting standards for several more years, possibly not until after President George W. Bush leaves office, a Pentagon official said on Friday. Richard Sylvester, Defense Department deputy director of property and equipment policy, said in a step toward reaching that goal the Pentagon had for the first time established the cost of each piece of military equipment in its massive arsenal....

2006-04-07 17:30:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two multibillion-dollar Northrop Grumman Corp. projects -- the Global Hawk surveillance drone and a weather satellite system -- are running more than 25 percent over budget, the U.S. Defense Department told Congress on Friday in a filing that could lead to program cancellations. Another Northrop project, a mini-submarine designed to deliver elite Navy Sea-Air-Land special forces, is being terminated because it, too, was running more than 25 percent over budget,...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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