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The 14 week old polar bear twins play with their mother in their enclosure during the first outside excursion in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on March 19, 2014.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
Posted In: climate change, Pentagon, alternative energy
Missile strike

ISIS and the future of the Tomahawk missile

Sep 24, 2014
The U.S. launched at least 47 of them at militant strongholds in Syria on Monday.
Posted In: syria, United Nations, Pentagon

Military wages war on bad grades

Aug 8, 2014
New rules will require under-performing service members to pay back their tuition.
Posted In: college tuition, Pentagon, military

Pentagon reduces furlough days for civilian workers

Aug 8, 2013
It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.
Posted In: sequester, furloughs, Congress, Pentagon

Freakonomics Radio: Gov't workers gone wild

Jul 17, 2013
The "Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" catalogs the fiscal, sexual, and mental lapses of federal workers -- all with an eye toward preventing the next big mistake.
Posted In: defense department, Pentagon, DEA

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

Jun 28, 2013
The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester

New ways to cut wasteful spending at the Pentagon

May 13, 2013
The Air Force turns to rank and file to ferret out waste, following the example of the private sector.
Posted In: air force, sequestration, Pentagon, budget cuts, management
About a month before Chuck Hagel, left, was named Secretary of Defense in early 2013, he greeted Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), committee chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee.

At Hagel hearings, 'green' Pentagon could make some lawmakers see red

Jan 31, 2013
Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy

Pentagon cuts threaten economies in military towns

Jan 29, 2013
As furloughs loom, worries abound in Warner Robins, Ga.
Posted In: Pentagon, furlough, defense

The Human Brain Project and Recruiting More Cyberwarriors

Jan 29, 2013
The European Commission is giving $1 billion to the Human Brain Project, an effort to build a computer model of the human brain. The Pentagon wants to nearly quintuple the size of its cyber command. Experts acknowledge the seriousness of cyber threats, but disagree on the necessity of 4,000 new hires at a time of tight budgets. Plus, an academic journal on driverless cars gives a vision of the future, and it’s not all defensive driving.
Posted In: Pentagon, cybersecurity, cyberterrorism, neuroscience

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