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Pentagon puts 650,000 workers on unpaid leave due to cuts

Heavy US government spending cuts took a sharp swing as the Pentagon began putting about 650,000 civilian workers on unpaid leave. The Department of Defense’s civilian employees face furloughs of up to 11 days through the end of the fiscal year on September 30. The unpaid leave will slash their…

NSA PRISM: Pentagon bracing for anti-government activism over climate change disasters

Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA’s Prism system has…

Chinese hackers jeopardize secrecy of U.S. weapons programs

Chinese hackers have gained access to secret designs for a slew of sophisticated US weapons programs, officials said Tuesday, possibly jeopardizing the American military’s technological edge. The breaches were part of a broad Chinese campaign of espionage against top US defense contractors and government agencies, officials said, confirming a Washington…

Watch live: Pentagon releases military sexual assault report

Major General Gary Patton, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, briefs the press on the annual sexual assaults in the military report. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News.  …

Pentagon claims China’s cyber spying targets U.S. government

China is engaging in state-sponsored cyber espionage to collect intelligence about the US government’s defense programs, said a Pentagon report issued Monday. “China is using its computer network exploitation (CNE) capability to support intelligence collection against the US diplomatic, economic, and defense industrial base sectors that support US national defense…

Pentagon sends troops to Jordan to counter Syria chemical weapons threat

Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal 2014 and beyond. He also talked about plans to send an Army unit to Jordan. (J. Scott Applewhite…  …

Lifetime cost to run F-35 fighter: about $1 trillion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon estimates that it will still cost about $1 trillion to operate a fleet of 2,443 F-35 fighter jets over the next 50 years, but is continuing to analyze how to drive that staggering sum down, a top U.S. Marine Corps official told Reuters. Lieutenant General…

Michelle Obama aims to cut the fat out of the military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obese Americans in the military are a national security hazard and first lady Michelle Obama wants to see that change. Obama, who has spearheaded a healthy eating and fitness program for children for two years, will lend her voice on Thursday to the military’s efforts to overhaul…

WATCH LIVE: Panetta discusses Pentagon cuts

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey hold a Pentagon briefing to discuss major budget decisions for future defense staffing. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Jan. 26, 2012. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Decision on expanding cyber defense program due in March

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government will decide in about two months whether to expand a Pentagon pilot program that uses classified National Security Agency data to protect the computer networks of 17 defense contractors, the Pentagon’s chief cyber official said. The pilot program has largely been successful since its start…

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