Defense

Here's How JSOC Became a Manhunting Machine

A brief history of special operations, from Panama to the war on terror.

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Can US Cyber Nerve Center Hold Onto Its New Leaders?

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"Churn over there within DHS has been problematic," says departed official.

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Pentagon Partners with Silicon Valley on 'Flexible Electronics'

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The Defense Department plans to invest $171 million on the initiative.

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Carter: After Joint Chiefs Breach, Defense Needs Stronger Network Security

Pentagon chief criticizes the military’s computer cybersecurity en route to seek help from Silicon Valley.

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Navy To Give Out New 'Innovation Award'

The Navy is accepting nominations for the 2015 SECNAV awards until Oct. 31, 2015. Winners are slated to be announced in January 2016.

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Army Looks In-House for Cyberwarriors

All Army soldiers interested in participating in a year-long cyber operations training program should submit their applications by Monday.

Oshkosh Wins Massive Army Contract to Replace Humvee

The Army awarded a $6.7 billion contract Tuesday to the Wisconsin truck-maker for an initial batch of 17,000 vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps.

Fighters of the Islamic State wave the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria in 2014.

New York Times: Defense IG Examines if Analysis of Progress Against ISIS in Iraq Was Skewed

The newspaper is reporting that the Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that military officials made intelligence assessments seem optimistic.

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Pentagon Unveils New Rules Requiring Contractors to Disclose Data Breaches

Industry says the effort is at odds with a similar White House effort.

Paratroopers conduct airborne operations at Fort Hood in April.

The Army Will Foot Much of the Defense Department’s Bill for the OPM Hack

Agencies have begun submitting plans to shift funds around for the last-minute payments.

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DISA Issues Pentagon-Friendly Cloud Computing Guide

The guide is aimed at DOD “mission owners” planning to move an existing information system from a physical environment to a virtualized cloud environment.

Can One Single Service Control All Military Drones?

Ten years ago, the Air Force lost its bid to control the Pentagon’s nascent UAV fleets. Some say it should try again

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Pentagon Debunks DOD-VA Interoperability Myth

“There is not a big interoperability problem with the VA and DOD today,” according to Frank Kendall, DOD undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics.

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