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The Insider | June 15, 2011

Robert Gates took to Capitol Hill today for the last time as defense secretary, dropping a bit of news on war costs in response to a question about Afghanistan:

The Insider | June 14, 2011

The Pentagon today announced two key personnel moves.

The Insider | June 14, 2011

The Senate Armed Services Committee today approved the nomination of CIA Director Leon Panetta for the position of defense secretary, sending his name to the Senate floor, where he is expected to easily win confirmation.

The Insider | June 9, 2011

Two big personnel moves announced today by the Pentagon.

The Insider | May 31, 2011

The Defense Science Board is at work on a slate of new and interesting studies, on "resilient" military systems and cybersecurity and reliability in the cloud.

The Insider | April 13, 2011

Geoff Morrell, the spokesman for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, has issued a formal statement on Gates' behalf in reaction to the president's speech today.

The Insider | April 5, 2011

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and 11 colleagues have sent a letter to Senate leaders demanding "that adequate full-year funding for the Department of Defense be included in any legislative measure that would continue to fund the federal government beyond the expiration of the current Continuing Resolution (CR)."

The Insider | March 30, 2011

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), chairman of he House Armed Services readiness subcommittee, plans a "roundtable hearing" on "the future of jointness in the Armed Services and its critical relationship to the readiness posture of the nation’s armed forces," he said today.

The Insider | March 15, 2011

The Joint Strike Fighter program office just out the following update on F-35 flight testing.

The Insider | March 10, 2011

The Pentagon just announced that the president has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Robert Cone for a fourth star and the job of commander, Training and Doctrine Command, Ft. Monroe, VA.

The Insider | February 22, 2011

DOD posture planning guidance does not require that U.S. European Command "include comprehensive cost data in its theater posture plan and, as a result, DOD lacks critical information that could be used by decision makers as they deliberate posture requirements," the Government Accountability Office says in a report released today.

The Insider | February 16, 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, through spokesman Geoff Morrell, has reacted to the House vote on the JSF alternate engine.

The Insider | February 1, 2011

The Senate Armed Services Committee has just announced a couple of key hearings coming soon.

The Insider | January 25, 2011

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Caucus is no more.

The Insider | January 25, 2011

The Pentagon announced today that the president as nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric Fiel to take over as commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL.

The Insider | January 25, 2011

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) today announced a bill called the "Defense and Deficit Reduction Act" that he says would "take defense spending back to 2008 levels for the next five years."

The Insider | January 19, 2011

The National War College has a new commandant -- Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny.

The Insider | January 13, 2011

The Federation of American Scientists' Secrecy News has something of a pipeline for reports from the JASON defense advisory panel, this week turning up a new one on genomics.

The Insider | January 6, 2011

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle maker General Dynamics has issued a statement on Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed termination of the program, making the argument that things are going well enough to continue -- and suggesting that the savings Gates expects won't materialize as such.

The Insider | December 20, 2010

The National Defense University and the U.S. Institute of Peace have hooked up in what the two organizations are calling an "historic" partnership, signing a memorandum of understanding that "fosters deeper and strong collaboration between two national institutions working on national security and international conflict.

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