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Military hops on the 'Internet of Things'

May 8, 2013
The U.S. military has been thinking about the 'Internet of Things' -- networks of devices that talk to one another. But there are some major obstacles.
Posted In: defense, military, Internet

Oh, the places David Petraeus could go

May 2, 2013
After accepting a teaching post at CUNY, the exalted and shamed former general is reportedly in talks with private equity giant KKR. What are the real job prospects for David Petraeus?
Posted In: David Petraeus, job search, military, Army

Today's Army marches on its batteries while searching for alternatives

Apr 22, 2013
The Rapid Equipping Force seeks solutions to problems soldiers encounter in the field -- such as packing pounds and pounds of batteries on patrol.
Posted In: energy, military, batteries, Army

The funding fight for cyber weapons and personnel

Apr 10, 2013
The Pentagon won't say what they are, but the Air Force has now officially designated six cyber technologies as "weapons."
Posted In: military, cybersecurity, cyberwar

Sequester hits government contractors unevenly

Apr 2, 2013
Some government contractors take cuts in stride, others struggle.
Posted In: sequester, military, defense contractors

What Iraq taught us about reconstruction

Mar 20, 2013
In his final report to Congress this month, U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen said much of the $60 billion the U.S. spent on rebuilding Iraq was wasted.
Posted In: Iraq, military, afghanistan

Military tuition cuts: A tangible sequester impact

Mar 11, 2013
The U.S. Army is freezing all new applications for its tuition assistance program because of the sequester. As David Gura reports, the elimination of the much relied-upon program is among the first tangible repercussions of the automatic budget cuts.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, college, military

Sequestration: How China sees the prospect of U.S. military cuts

Feb 27, 2013
China is a rising military power in the Pacific and the U.S. is partly a counterbalance, but U.S. military sequester spending cuts may turn out to be a mixed blessing for China.
Posted In: China, sequester, military

Defense Secretary Panetta lifts ban on women in combat

Jan 23, 2013
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced today that he was lifting a military ban on women in combat, opening up thousands of positions on the front lines.
Posted In: women, military

Homeless vets face challenges in filing disability claims

Nov 12, 2012
The Veteran's Administration has made homeless vets a priority, but delays in getting benefits persist
Posted In: veterans, homeless, military, disability, Vietnam, Iraq, afghanistan

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