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25 min ago | Cybercast News Service

Obama 'Still Reviewing' DOD Plans to Target ISIS Leaders; 'Why the Delay?' McCain AsksCNS

"Why the delay in the bombing campaign in Syria? I'd be very interested to know," Sen John McCain told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Monday. McCain said he "could show the president targets on the map today that he could be bombing and killing ISIS people."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John McCain, US Senate, Republican

4 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

Defense Department opens door for Vietnam vets seeking PTSD-related VA benefits

In response to a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a group of Vietnam War veterans, the Department of Defense issued new guidelines governing the review of PTSD-related discharge upgrade requests. Most of the 3.4 million Americans who deployed to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict left the military before 1980, the year post-traumatic stress disorder became a recognized medical condition.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Dell Rapids Tribune

Dell Rapids companies honored by Department of Defense

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve , a Department of Defense operational committee, announced last week that Dell Rapids business owners Rick Zwart, Craig Libis and Rodney Koch were honored with a Patriot Award for support of their employees serving in the South Dakota Guard and Reserve. According to Ron Mielke, South Dakota ESGR State Chair, the Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve.

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Daily Texan

Us Dod program redistribures military gear to Ut System police

Patrol rifles, Humvees and a mine-resistant vehicle are among some of the military-grade equipment the UT System acquired under a U.S. Department of Defense program. Known as Section 1033, the program allows law enforcement agencies across the country, including the System police, to receive surplus military supplies from the government since 1997.

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Related Topix: US News

WFAA-TV Dallas

Obama to announce expanded Ebola battle

President Obama on Tuesday will announce an expansion of a $763 million U.S. plan to help West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus, Obama to announce expanded plan to fight Ebola President Obama on Tuesday will announce an expansion of a $763 million U.S. plan to help West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus, Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/health/2014/09/16/ebola-outbreak-west-africa-us-doctors-troops/15703057/ President Obama on Tuesday will announce an expansion of a $763 million U.S. plan to help West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus, officials said Monday night.

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Related Topix: US News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NorthJersey.com

Turkish owner of Clifton businesses charged in alleged arms fraud

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.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Turkey, World News,

Air Force Times

JSF program chief: F-35 likely protected in next budget

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Military, US Air Force

AlertNet

-Tampa woman can pursue part of lawsuit over Petraeus scandal leak

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.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US News, US Military, US Air Force

JD Supra

Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2014 #2

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.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

US Navy Willard Boat up for public auction at Norfolk Navy Yard

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.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

UPI

Department of Defense orders Harris Corporation's Falcon III RF-340M radios

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.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Telecom, Harris Corporation, US News

Stars and Stripes

Exosuit development on accelerated pace

A Harvard researcher is working with the Department of Defense and New Balance to develop a wearable robot that could help the physically disabled walk and help soldiers carry heavy loads longer. "The technology has tremendous potential for helping those who have limited mobility," said Connor Walsh, who is leading the research at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

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Related Topix: US News, Science / Technology, Robots

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Mina Group Awarded US Department of Defense Contracts to Supply Jet...

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 .

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Townhall

The Pentagon is Militarizing American Public Schools

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.

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Fox News

'it Doesn't Make Sense' Concerns over enlisting DoD in Ebola response

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Politics, Howard McKeon, Republican, US House of Representatives

Stars and Stripes

Families receive POW updates at JPAC meeting

In March 1969, enemy fire shot down Air Force Lt. David T. Dinan III and his F-105D over northern Laos.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Kos

"Military Surplus" Includes Junior NSA Surveillance Gear

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Media, Radio, National Public Radio, Franklin County, KY, Cell Phones, Electronics, Widevine Technologies

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

San Gabriel Valley cops make use of former military gear

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.

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Related Topix: Covina, CA, US News, Los Angeles County, CA

KTRH-AM Houston

Sergeant Sues Air Force Over Oath

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.

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Daily Kos

Davis, California Tells Its Police Chief To Get Rid Of His Tank

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.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Davis, US News, Liberal Political News

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