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    DoD Budget Recommendations Under Fire

    Last month, the Defense Business Board released a package of recommendations that outlined several cost-cutting methods in which the department could free up money in its budgets. The set of proposals, which followed Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' call to tighten the defense spending budget, immediately went under attack by legislators who claimed that some […] More

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    Clapper Appointed Intelligence Chief

    Presidential nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next Director of National Intelligence. Clapper is a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence. He will take over for Dennis C. Blair and will oversee […] More

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    Senate Confirms Mattis as Head of CENTCOM

    The Senate unanimously confirmed Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis yesterday as new commander of U.S. Central Command. Mattis, who was recommended by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, will take over for Army Gen. David H. Petraeus and will oversee all U.S. military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, including the war in […] More

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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates Seeks Help at Asia Security Summit

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates had five meetings with U.S. partners at the ‘Shangri-La Dialogue’, the annual Asia security summit. According to the press release, Gates requested the five countries to assist in the efforts to train the Afghanistan’s security forces. It was his hope that the meetings would strengthen the relationships between the U.S. military […] More

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    ExecutiveBiz’s third annual list of Beltway Game Changers to Watch

    This is the year of aggressive competition. Tightening federal budgets, plus the insourcing push, are proving as much. But while many say government contracting is entering a lean, mean next couple years, there’s still plenty of market opportunity. The trick is knowing who’s changing the game “” and setting the terms “” so you can […] More

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    What’s “Smart Power”? DynCorp’s Tony Smeraglinolo on six best practices

    “Smart power” “” ever since Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlined the policy in a 2008 speech, it's become the emerging tenet for how the United States should approach global security initiatives. Through a mix of military strength and nation-building activities, the aim is to keep “fractured or failed states,“ as Gates put it, from teetering […] More

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