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In Midst of Financial Crisis, Military Goes Green

By   /  April 14, 2010  /  National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

“The Army’s mission is not to be green. Our mission is to defend the nation. In that context, we’ve found it’s in our interest to develop sustainable projects.” – Kevin Geiss, United States Army program director for energy security The U.S. military is expected to save up to $1.6 Billion in costs through its diverse […]

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Arlen Specter to look at Revising Wiretapping Laws

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

According to Congress Daily, Senator Arlen Specter, D-Pa., suggested he might push for revisions to federal wiretapping laws to prevent secret video surveillance. Specter is facing fierce competition in his primary election campaign after having switched his political party affiliation from Republican to Democrat last year. The remarks come amid a recent Philadelphia case involving […]

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Russia Becoming More Cooperative on Cybercrime

By   /  March 30, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Over the past several years, the Russian government has consistently frustrated European and U.S. officials by refusing to take hard stances regarding organized cybercrime gangs that have become increasingly sophisticated. The organized gangs have stolen millions of identities as well as millions of dollars in employee pay by striking at banking systems throughout Europe and […]

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White House Asks Congress For Largest Defense Budget in History

By   /  February 2, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Yesterday, the White House revealed OMB’s budget that asks Congress for $741.2 billion in new military spending, including a $548.9 billion base budget for fiscal year 2011.  The administration is also asking for an additional $33 billion in fiscal year 2010 supplemental funds for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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Ahmadinejad to Announce "Good News Regarding 20 Percent Uranium Enrichment"

By   /  January 26, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated Sunday that Iran had “[g]iven a chance to Western countries” to accept its version of the UN-brokered nuclear enrichment deal that includes a phased fuel swap instead of a bulk exchange of enriched fuel between Iran and Russia. Ahmadinejad announced that “during the ten days of dawn (February 1 to 11) […]

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