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2 hrs ago | Religion Dispatched

Is Army's New "Humanist" Designation Just Semantic Hooey?

Responding favorably to a February letter from the ACLU, the Department of Defense this week ended more than two years of stonewalling over a request from U.S. Army Major Ray Bradley to amend the approved list of religious preferences used on military records.


Related Topix: US News, US Army, US Military, US Politics

6 hrs ago | The Times

Ex-commissary chief warns cut could topple resale system

A retired Army sergeant first class living in Northeast El Paso, Texas, says he and his wife will stop shopping on Fort Bliss if the Department of Defense, as planned, allows commissary prices to climb within 10 percent of local grocers.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX, US News

10 hrs ago | Center for American Progress

A User's Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, flanked by Gen. Martin Dempsey and Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller Robert Hale, testify on Capitol Hill before the House Appropriations Committee hearing on the Defense Department's fiscal 2015 budget.


Related Topix: US News, US National Guard, US Military, US Air Force, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | Federal Computer Week

IBM gears up for Pentagon health push

IBM named Dr. Keith Salzman, an early pioneer in health IT for the U.S. Army, as its chief medical information officer as part of an overall expansion of its federal health care practice announced April 24. Salzman comes to IBM from defense and civilian IT contractor CACI, where he held a similar post.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Motley Fool

Largest-Ever U.S. Military Solar Project Gets Underway

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Huachuca, US Army, US News


Chelsea Manning: Not the Only Military Name Change

With a stroke of his pen, President Harry Truman finished changing the name of the Department of War to the Department of Defense in 1949.


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


What Is the Department of Defense's Plan for Meeting Sequester-level Caps?

On April 15, 2014, the Department of Defense released a supplement to the fiscal year 2015 president's budget request describing the impact of sequester-level spending over the next five years.


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

Daily Kos

Bankruptcy for Military Housing?

Yesterday, I introduced the community to cuts being made to the military Basic Allowance for Housing - a cut that will harm enlisted families far more than the officers who are recommending the changes.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, Liberal Political News

Seeking Alpha

Liquidity Services: The Best Value In The Internet Space

With the stock market still near its all-time highs looking for deeply undervalued companies that fit our investment criteria has been difficult.


Related Topix: Liquidity Services, Science / Technology, Internet, US News, Marketing


Lunarline Announces New Training Program to Help DoD Adapt to the new RMF for DoD IT

After many long years and a few false starts, The DoDI 8510.01, Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process has been officially superseded.


Related Topix: US News, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Wire

Smiths Detection Announces $20M Chemical Detector Order from the US Army

The JCAD is based on Smiths Detection's Lightweight Chemical Detector product line of advanced, easy-to-use and lightweight threat detection devices that are handheld or easily strapped to a belt.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, US News


Nutra Pharma to Seek GSA Certification, Will Market Military Strength Nyloxin to Governmental Agencies and the DoD

"With the nation focused on the treatment of chronic pain, especially for returning military veterans, our specially formulated version of Nyloxin should go a long way to effectively managing chronic pain symptoms for many of our wounded warriors," stated Rik J Deitsch, CEO of Nutra Pharma.


Related Topix: Biotech, Nutra Pharma, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, HIV/AIDS, Health, Multiple Sclerosis, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Chronic Pain

City of Orland Park

Village Named Commemorative Partner for Department of Defense Vietnam Anniversary Commemoration

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Related Topix: US News, Orland Park, IL

Data Center Knowledge

iFortress Tackles Modular Market With Panel-Based Solution

Based around pre-configured data centers built with panels that can be dropped anywhere the customer desires, the company says its approach increases speed of delivery and flexibility of the solution.


Related Topix: panels, US News

Business Journal

PNC a finalist for 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

PNC Bank, part of Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group Inc., is a finalist for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announced Monday.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Pnc Financial Services GroupThe, Banking, US News, US National Guard, US Military

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Sentinel

Four things you need to know about same-sex spouse benefits

NAVADMINs 024/13 and 152/13 are cancelled. What changed for the DOD with the June 26 Supreme Court ruling on Defense of Marriage Act? The Supreme Court ruling means that the Defense Department will extend benefits, including medical, dental, and with-dependent Basic Allowance for Housing to same-sex spouses of military personnel.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business Journal

Largest solar array for U.S. Department of Defense coming to Arizona army base

The U.S. Army announced that groundbreaking is set for Friday on a massive solar installation at Fort Huachuca's that will provide about 25 percent of the facility's electricity needs when it is completed later this year.


Related Topix: Fort Huachuca, US Army, US News

Accuracy In Academia

Educators Fear Paper Military

With literacy rates among high school graduates ever more of a mystery, educators are worried abouta defense spending on education.


Related Topix: US News

U.S. Department of Defense

Department of Defense Announces Winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

The Department of Defense has announced the winners of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.


Related Topix: US News, Environment, Science, US Military, US Marine Corps, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base

OP-ED | Student Privacy and the Military in Connecticut

I'm dumfounded witnessing the influence apparently wielded by the military in Connecticut's General Assembly.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, US News, Social Security, Personal Finance, Family, Kids, Opinion