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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

Small talk: Kickstarter consultants, counterfeit bills

Aug 3, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Missile Defense staff warned to stop surfing porn sites, an entire industry of consultants to help you raise money on Kickstarter, and counterfeit $100 bills in Arizona.
Posted In: kickstarter, Pentagon, counterfeit

Congress begins budget battle over automatic cuts to Pentagon spending

May 7, 2012
Here's a phrase you'll begin to hear a lot in Congress: sequestered cuts. Today, the House begins debate on how to deal with the debt crisis.
Posted In: Congress, budget cuts, Pentagon

Obama issues executive order on security

Oct 7, 2011
President Obama is expected to announce a major executive order having to do with online security today. It's the culmination of a seven month...
Posted In: military, Obama, Pentagon, security, Tech Report, white house

The US intends to be aggressive in cyberwar in the event it happens and in the event we figure out what it actually is

Jul 20, 2011
As part of her confirmation hearing for Assistant Defense Secretary for Global Strategic Affairs, Senators asked Madelyn Creedon to define the...
Posted In: cybercrime, Pentagon, war

Pentagon unveils new strategy, old hack

Jul 15, 2011
The Pentagon announced a new strategy for fending off attacks from foreign states on computer systems. No real shocking news for people who have...
Posted In: hacking, Pentagon

US military building a sort of internet rural Nevada

Jun 17, 2011
It's called the National Cyber Range and it's being constructed by the Pentagon's always interesting and usually somewhat disquieting Darpa group....
Posted In: DARPA, military, Pentagon, security

Pentagon energy strategy: 'Reduce, diversify, plan for the future'

Jun 14, 2011
Pentagon leaders today rolled out a long-anticipated energy strategy for military operations in the field. It's meant "to transform the way ...
Posted In: energy, Pentagon, sustainability

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