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2 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com
A Turkish man who owned two Clifton-based defense contracting businesses has been charged with entering into fraudulent contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Monday. Alper Calik, 38, of Ankara, Turkey, appeared in federal court in Trenton on Monday after being arrested on Saturday as he entered the United States, prosecutors said.
6 hrs ago | Air Force Times
The F-35 joint strike fighter will likely be protected regardless of whether the Pentagon is operating under limits imposed by the Budget Control Act in fiscal 2016, the program's top official said Monday. 'I have faith in the Department of Defense leadership that when they tell me and the services that if sequestration comes we're going to do everything we can to minimize the impact on the program, because that is what we need to do,' Lt.
8 hrs ago | AlertNet
A Tampa, Florida woman can proceed with part of an invasion of privacy lawsuit against the U.S. government over leaks to the media about her connection to a scandal over former CIA Director David Patraeus' extramarital affair, a federal judge ruled on Monday. Last year, Tampa socialite Jill Kelley and her husband Scott sued the FBI, the Department of Defense and several government officials, saying they willfully leaked damaging and false information about the couple.
9 hrs ago | JD Supra
The General Accountability Office conducted a study to review how the Department of Defense has implemented the requirement of a written justification of 8 sole-source awards over $20 million. GAO found that the number and value of sole-source contracts over $20 million awarded by DoD through the Small Business Administration's 8 Business Development program remained low in fiscal year 2013 after a significant decrease from fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
10 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk
Patrol the Eastern Seaboard in your very own Navy Willard boat used exclusively by the U.S. Navy for search and rescue, and patrolling missions. Retired from use by the Department of Defense and Norfolk Navy Yard, but far from unusable in the private sector, the military boat will be going up for public auction via Defense Department auction site Government Liquidation ; starting bid is $25.
13 hrs ago | UPI
Falcon III RF-340M multi-channel manpack radios, which provide enhanced command-and-control, have been ordered from Harris Corporation by the U.S. military. "This is our second order for the RF-340M, demonstrating the growing interest in Harris' next-generation, two-channel solution for mounted and dismounted tactical communications," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.
Mina Group , the integrated energy services and infrastructure company that provides comprehensive solutions to defense, government, and commercial customers around the world, is pleased to announce the award of multiple further U.S. Department of Defense contracts to supply fuel to locations in Mina Group's subsidiary, Red Star Enterprises, has won competitive tenders to supply jet fuel to the DoD's Defense Logistics Agency in various locations in "These recent awards further increase our presence in the Baltic region where Mina is now providing fuel in multiple locations across three countries and becoming a significant regional player," said , Group President & CEO of Mina Group .
In wake of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many Americans are concerned about the militarization of local police. One issue that continues to be downplayed, however, is just how local this arms race has gotten.
Sept. 10, 2014: Health workers load the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus onto a truck in Monrovia, Liberia. The Obama administration's decision to enlist the Defense Department in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is raising concerns that the task is pulling the already-stretched military away from other missions, including vital counter-terrorism operations.
Much of the discussion of police militarization has centered on the Department of Defense's 1033 program , through which it "donates" military equipment, including combat vehicles and weaponry, to various law enforcement agencies. National Public Radio provided a dump of all donations between 2006 through April 2014 , and many folks have been counting up the M16s, MRAPs, and HMMWVs in their respective areas.
Police officials say a military surplus program that provides equipment to local agencies helps them and the communities they protect to stay safe. “The program has been a tremendous asset to public safety,” said Chief Kim Raney of the Covina Police Department.
That sergeant is an atheist, so he is suing. says the Air Force should have run the 2013 policy change by the Department of Defense when it was done last year.
Don't call it a "tank." It's an "MRAP." Painted in brown camouflage, it has a revolving turret, the kind of vehicle you'd expect to see patrolling the streets of Mosul.
There have been shocking reports of an unusually large number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military over the years. The University of Michigan reported on Sept.
Over the past month, the U.S. has begun to ramp up aid to Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. U.S. contributions could soon top $250 million dollars, according to the White House National Security Council.
The open news website MuckRock found through a recent Freedom of Information Act request that not only are California state and local police departments receiving military-grade equipment from the Department of Defense, but several school police departments are as well. According to the inventory published by MuckRock, six California school district police departments received equipment from the Department of Defense Excess Property Program, also known as the 1033 Program .
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:32 pm
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