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  1. Johnson & DeAngelo Legislative Package to Enhance Oversight of...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Assemblydems.com

    Johnson & DeAngelo Legislative Package to Enhance Oversight of Military Equipment Issued to Local Law Enforcement Agencies by Fed Govt Heads to Gov's Desk - A two-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gordon Johnson and Wayne DeAngelo to create greater oversight of military equipment distributed to local law enforcement agencies by the federal government received final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk. The first bill requires the Attorney General to direct the Office of Emergency Management to review the transfer of surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies in New Jersey under the federal Department of Defense program commonly referred to as the "1033 program."

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  2. Enterprise Learning! Conference 2015 Co-hosts Innovations in E-learning! Symposium in JuneRead the original story

    54 min ago | PRWeb

    Enterprise Learning! Conference 2015 Co-hosts Innovations in E-learning! Symposium in June - Powerhouse Partnership with Defense Acquisition University & George Mason University Announced Elearning! Media Group, the leader in learning and workplace technology media, announced the Enterprise Learning! Conference will co-host the 13th Annual Innovations in E-learning Symposium with partners Defense Acquisition University, corporate university within the Department of Defense, and George Mason University. The partners will develop the conference, workshop and keynotes cooperatively, and host at the Enterprise Learning! Conference, June 8-10, 2015 in Manassas, VA.

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  3. The 2016 Defense Budget: It's All About the Budget CapsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Forbes.com

    ... International Studies. I joined CSBA from Booz Allen Hamilton, where I supported clients across the Department of Defense, assessing challenges to modernization initiatives and evaluating the performance of acquisition programs. I previously worked ...

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  4. Challenges and Opportunities Facing Secretary of Defense Nominee Ashton CarterRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

    With President Obama nominating Ashton Carter, a former Deputy Secretary of Defense, for the top job at the Pentagon, the Department of Defense is at a crossroads. Carter, slated to become President Obama's fourth Secretary of Defense, will face a number of institutional and national security challenges - all of which will require him to draw from his vast experience in the department.

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  5. In California, Another Silly Plan to 'Reinvent' the GovernmentRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Reason Magazine

    ... cited as causes. As a science writer on a military base in the South in the late 1980s, I watched the Department of Defense "streamline" bureaucracy by embracing the then-fashionable ideas of Total Quality Management . Known for helping Japanese ...

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  6. Bill to establish National Guard...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Samoa News

    Congressman Faleomavaega Eni introduced a bill on Thursday, in the US House, to authorize the Secretary of the Department of Defense to establish a National Guard unit in American Samoa. The measure, co sponsored by Reps.

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  7. Remarks by Deputy Secretary Work and General Jean-Paul Palomeros on...Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... of this great organization who puts together quality events like this. Now, the secretary, or the Department of Defense has a pretty simple mission. It is the most complex, bureaucratic, unwieldy organization in the world. It has one key business. ...

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  8. Pentagon wrestles with how to shield current veterans from budget cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... though the size of the overall force has been reduced by roughly half since 1990. That means that the Department of Defense spends nearly three times as much per service member on compensation as it did in 25 years ago. Yet even as Pentagon ...

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  9. Team Dog: Train Your Dog the SEAL WayRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MyHighPlains.com

    ... providing dogs and training for the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, TSA, and the Department of Defense, as well as elite Special Forces units within the US Military. Ritland also established the Warrior Dog Foundation, which helps to ...

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  10. A Statement from NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith in Response to...Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    In response to today's announcement by the FCC that the AWS-3 spectrum auction has closed after raising $44.9 billion, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith: "We congratulate Chairman Wheeler and his staff - along with key members of the House and Senate involved in shaping spectrum policy - for a job well done on the remarkably successful AWS-3 auction. This auction's success is a tremendous point of pride for our nation's broadcasters, as our work to share BAS spectrum with the Department of Defense paved the way for this groundbreaking event.

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  11. Knife Owners Protection Act Filed in CongressRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | AmmoLand

    ... arry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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  12. Panel urges shift away from Tricare, pension plans for militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Stars and Stripes

    ... by allowing beneficiaries to choose from a selection of commercial insurance plans offered through a Department of Defense health benefit program. Recommendation 7: Improve support for dependents with special needs by aligning services offered under ...

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  13. Remarks by Deputy Secretary Work at an awards ceremony for the...Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... every one of the senior leaders in this department everyday he has been the secretary of defense, the Department of Defense has one key, solemn and sacred responsibility, and that is ensuring the security of our great nation. Now, to meet this ...

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  14. New Veterans Thank Secretary Chuck Hagel For Lifetime of ServiceRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | The Common Ills

    ... his leadership, the veteran community has experienced unprecedented access and collaboration with the Department of Defense. From establishing a new DoD agency to focus on the always important POW/MIA Accounting Mission to providing updated guidance ...

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  15. Albright: Climate Change Gravest National Security ConcernRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    ... They made it a religion not a problem, and their solution is draconian." A report released by the Department of Defense in late 2014 showed the country's top military brass endorsed the view that climate change is a substantial threat to national ...

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  16. MAZON Reacts To The MCRMC Recommendation to Sunset Program That Helps ...Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Freshnews

    LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement from Abby Leibman, CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger in response to final report and recommendations put forward today by the Military Retirement and Compensation Modernization Commission calling for an end to the military's supplemental food program in areas where SNAP benefits are available: "MAZON is strongly opposed to ending the FSSA program . While the current program is certainly a failure, for many months we have been advocating directly to the Department of Defense to make four common sense changes to the current FSSA program, which would make it far more viable as an important resource to military families.

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  17. Congressmen discuss improving healthcare access during tour of VA Medical Center, Plains TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Times Leader

    ... access to private-sector doctors and services when appropriate, and better communication between the Department of Defense and the Veteran's Administration medical facilities Dent, who represents parts of the Lehigh Valley and Lebanon, Berks and ...

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  18. N.Y. proposal for photonics institute selected as finalistRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Rochester Business Journal

    A consortium of New York educational institutions, including some from Rochester, was named one of three finalists in the country to compete for a multimillion federal investment in the region's photonics industry. In October, President Barack Obama announced the Department of Defense would take the lead in constructing an Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute and would commit $110 million in federal funding for the institute.

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  19. US Government Lawyers Told Gitmo Authorities That Force Feeding is...Read the original story

    15 hrs ago | Common Dreams

    ... making an informed decision is never acceptable.' This previously-secret legal advice proves that the Department of Defense knew it was placing military nurses and doctors at risk of professional sanction by conscripting them into an unethical ...

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  20. Moran gains seat on Senate Appropriations Defense SubcommitteeRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Hays Daily News

    Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan., was appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Defense for 114th Congress. SACD is charged with appropriating funds for the Department of Defense -- including the Air Force, Army and Navy.

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