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2 hrs ago |

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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6 hrs ago | 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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

9 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

13 hrs ago | 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.


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

16 hrs ago | 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.


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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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.


Related Topix: Opinion

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

U.S. military must do more in sexual assault training

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.


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

WNYC-AM New York

What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola

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.


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

Northwest Florida Daily News

Hurlburt Airmen honor Vietnam veterans

Hurlburt Field Airmen organized a fundraiser to raise money for local Vietnam veterans Aug. 30, at Liza Jackson Park in Fort Walton Beach.


Related Topix: Hurlburt Field, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs

Fri Sep 12, 2014


California School Cops Received Military Rifles, Grenade Launchers, Armored Vehicles

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 .


Related Topix: US News, Ferguson, MO, Violent Crime

Seeking Alpha

Herbalife And The Dynamics Of Pyramid Schemes

In Herbalife's last 10Q which can be found here it states: "As of June 30, 2014, the Company sold its products to and through a network of 3.9 million independent members, or Members, which included 0.2 million in China." . In order to know what a member is, you need to read the most recent annual report which can be found here : "Herbalife distributes and sells its products through a network of independent members, or Members, using the direct selling channel.


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