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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 …

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

Troops Liposuction: Soldiers Needing to Pass Physicals
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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. …

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. …

Chuck Hagel Announces Return of DOD Employees
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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 …

Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department Windows 8 Will Soon Be Powering PCs At The Defense Department
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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 …

iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense 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 …

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

SpaceX’s Success May Lead To Military Contracts 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 …

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 …

U.S. Military To Put Router In Space
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The U.S. Department of Defense, in conjunction with Intelsat, Cisco, and several other companies, intends to put an Internet router into space.  While impressive, it’s not quite “Star Wars” . . . .  Think “orbital communications,” instead.