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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Department of Defense’

Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

After an engine fire in June grounded the entire U.S. military fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Navy and Air Force officials have approved a limited flight clearance to run engine inspections and restricted flight drills. The cause of the fire is still not known, and the Pentagon, along with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, has been trying to …

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U.S. Military to Buy Nearly 100K Electric Vehicles This Decade

Sales of electric vehicles are finally showing promise, with predictions showing the vehicles making up to 7% of the light vehicle market by 2020. Though consumers will undoubtedly find value in ditching gas, it also seems that the U.S. government could cut costs by using electric vehicles as well. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a report estimating that …

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Troops Liposuction: Soldiers Needing to Pass Physicals

The AP via ABC News reports that desperate service members are seeking liposuction in order to pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which can determine one’s future in military service by measuring the waist and neck. One plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Tattelbaum out of Rockville, MD, described how “They come in panicked about being kicked out or getting a demerit …

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Gov’t Shutdown: Nat’l Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars, Foreign Aid Continue

In the ongoing government shutdown soap opera, WWE style pre-determined battle lines have been drawn. Conservative Republicans are pretending to stand on “principle” in the hopes that gullible America will be impressed by their theatrics and reward them with re-election. Of course when it comes to rewarding questionable corporations like OSI Systems who are prime beneficiaries of government monopoly over …

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Chuck Hagel Announces Return of DOD Employees

On Saturday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that “most” of the Pentagon’s 400,000 furloughed civilian employees will return to work starting Monday. The Pentagon, interpreting the Pay Our Military Act—a measure passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama just before the Government Shutdown to commit to paying military servicemen through the closure—is applying it to …

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Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department

There’s some talk that Windows 8 may not be doing so well in the consumer market. Heck, there’s even talk that it’s not doing so well in the Enterprise market. Even so, Microsoft just snagged a potentially lucrative contract with the Department of Defense that ensures its employees get acquainted with Windows 8. Three organizations within the Department of Defense …

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iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense

In yet another blow to RIM’s formerly solid hold on security-minded enterprise and government clients, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will soon allow some employees to use iOS and Android devices in the course of their duties. The Washington Post reports that a DOD document shows it plans to hire a contractor to manage “at least 162,500″ Android and …

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Porn Rebuke: Missile Defense Employees Caught Testing The Wrong Kind Of Missiles

The guys tasked with knocking a missile out of the sky (the ol’ hitting a bullet with a bullet approach), and finding other ways to protect our country from a ballistic missile attack, have been tending to the wrong kinds of launches. According to an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg, there’s a porn problem in the Pentagon (albeit a small …

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SpaceX’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts

SpaceX made history 2 weeks ago becoming the very first private company to launch a capsule into space and have it dock with the International Space Station. Now that the Dragon has successfully returned to earth, SpaceX can start working on it’s contract through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The resupply contract for the International Space Station has …

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NASA Boss May Be Guilty Of Weapon Trafficking

The United States has a lot of laws. So many laws that even the high ranking officials aren’t even aware of all the laws, and can do something as simple as allowing scientific access to non vital systems and mistakenly put themselves on the wrong side of the law. Simon ‘Pete’ Worden, director of the NASA Ames Research Center in …

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