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Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

By Mike Fossum July 16, 2014

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 …

F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target F-35 Fighter Drops 1st Bomb Against A Ground Target
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Reuters reported yesterday evening that Lockheed Martin’s stealthy new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter laid waste to a tank at Edwards Air Force Base in California using a 500-pound guided bomb. The Pentagon confirmed this was the first time an F-35 …

F-35 Fighter Helmets Now Made in Israel F-35 Fighter Helmets Now Made in Israel
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The New Hampshire Union Leader reported this week that New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing employer, BAE Systems, was dealt a financial blow by the Pentagon’s F-35 contract. The Pentagon announced earlier this week that manufacturing for the pilot’s helmet of the …

Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretery, Steps Down Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretery, Steps Down

Ashton Carter, Deputy Defense Secretary under Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, announced on Thursday his plans for stepping down from his position in December. He has been in top Pentagon positions for four years, according to Reuters. Carter was best known …

Pentagon Will See "Most" Civilians Back Monday Pentagon Will See "Most" Civilians Back Monday

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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 …

F-35 Fighter Jet: Popularity Rising F-35 Fighter Jet: Popularity Rising

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The Lockheed Martin Corporation is bracing for an onslaught of potential international demands to purchase several dozen F-35 fighter jets. This Tuesday the South Korean government turned down an offer from Boeing Co to build sixty F-15 warplanes claiming that …

Pentagon Chops 5 Days off of Civilian Furloughs Pentagon Chops 5 Days off of Civilian Furloughs

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The forced spending cut regimen of the sequester is starting to have effects, even if its impact on the bloated budget is minimal at best. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said yesterday that the Pentagon will reduce the number of …

Pentagon Hiring For A Cybersecurity Task Force Pentagon Hiring For A Cybersecurity Task Force

Cyber warfare has been a popular trope in books and film since the 80s, but it’s never really felt like a real thing until recently. Every day, there are new reports of hacking attacks made by individuals and countries against …

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 …

Internet at Pentagon Shut Down Thursday Internet at Pentagon Shut Down Thursday

The US military’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) shut down internet access Thursday at the Pentagon, while work was being done to fix an unspecified issue. The blackout began at about 10 AM, and included a lot of military downrange …

Romanian Hacker Sells Secrets

The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest explained to the Associated press yesterday that a 20 year old information technology student has hacked into several Pentagon and NASA servers. They claim the attacker: “used sophisticated hacking tools to gain unauthorized access to …

Lockheed Martin Hacked, Pentagon to Consider Cyber Attacks Acts of War Lockheed Martin Hacked, Pentagon to Consider Cyber Attacks Acts of War
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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin was recently hit with a cyber attack, but is downplaying the notion of any major threat, as is the U.S. Department of Defense. While little has been revealed in the way of details surrounding the attack, …

Pentagon Asks Google To Remove Images Of Military Base
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The Pentagon asked Google yesterday to remove some photos it had taken of a military base for its Street View service, which appears on Google Maps.

YouTube Guys Call BS On Pentagon
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A Defense Department decision to ban YouTube and several other sites from its unclassified network has been challenged by YouTube’s founders.

Pentagon Channel Launches Online

When one thinks of the Pentagon and technology, big expensive things that make really loud noises come to mind; however, the home of the US military has branched out a bit.

eBay Auction To Honor Pentagon Victims

A live auction will take place on eBay beginning September 6, in which all proceeds will go toward a Pentagon Memorial to honor those who died at the pentagon during the 9/11 attacks.

Pentagon Puts $12 Million Toward Robot Surgery

The Pentagon is putting $12 million toward the development of an unmanned “trauma pod”.