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Pentagon to share classified data on phones

Cell Phone

The Pentagon unveiled a plan on Tuesday to ultimately enable the Defense Department's 600,000 users of smartphones, computer tablets and other mobile devices to rapidly share classified and protected data using the latest commercial technologies.


Pentagon notifies Congress of likely furloughs

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is telling Congress that if automatic budget cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers....


The U.S. Defense Department is recruiting hackers to defend against cyber attacks.


Faced with growing fears of potentially crippling cyber attacks and not enough skilled technicians to combat the threat, the Defense Department has launched a massive recruitment drive that's tapping an unlikely group: computer hackers. The Pentagon plans to dramatically boost the ranks of U.S. cybersecurity forces, expanding its number of cyber warriors more than five-fold, the Washington Post reported Sunday. But that strategy immediately confronts a critical shortage of those with the required skills.


Wearable Robots Help Paralyzed

Wearable Robots

Walking is one of the many things in life that most of us take for granted. Now, for those who can’t, a technological marvel could prove miraculous. A Defense Department program to develop super-strong soldiers has led to a wearable robot that enables paraplegics to walk. At 10 leading rehab facilities from Honolulu to Atlanta, Ekso Bionics' Iron Man-style exoskeletons have been quietly tested over the past year, to resounding success.

Senh: This is pretty cool. I can see people without disabilities using these robotic exoskeletons.


U.S. can't account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi cash

U.S. can't account for $8.7 billion in Iraqi cash

The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war-ravaged nation, an audit says.

Senh: Jeez. There are probably a lot more millionaires working at the Pentagon right now.


Illinois prison could host military trials of detainees

Thomson Correctional Center is a top option to house Guantanamo transfers. The Obama administration says the Defense Department could hold proceedings against terrorism suspects at the rural site.


Pentagon worker charged with leaking info to China

Pentagon worker charged with leaking info to China

A Defense Department official was charged Wednesday with feeding classified information to an agent for the Chinese government.


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