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  • officials
  • Pentagon officials declined to discuss CIFA's connections to the inquiry. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Pentagon is building a 30-person rapid-response medical support team to provide immediate assistance to civilian health professionals in the U.S. if additional Ebola cases arise, officials said Sunday. (usatoday.com)
  • The Pentagon will build a 30-person, rapid-response Ebola medical support team to aid civilian health care workers should additional cases of the virus be diagnosed in the U.S., officials said Sunday. (usatoday.com)
  • It is not known whether the research has been acted on by Pentagon or administration officials. (usatoday.com)
  • At the time, Pentagon officials said the research did not reach Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel or his predecessors. (usatoday.com)
  • Allegations of Koran desecration at Guantanamo Bay have led to anti-American passions in many Muslim nations, although Pentagon officials have insisted that the problems were relatively minor and that U.S. commanders have gone to great lengths to enable detainees to practice their religion in captivity. (foxnews.com)
  • WASHINGTON - Two Pentagon officials today described how pressure from their superiors led to a $135-million Navy pontoon bridge contract being given to the now-scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp., and said shoddy workmanship and late deliveries were the result. (latimes.com)
  • Pentagon officials have said Turkey was offered favorable terms to buy a U.S.-made air defense system, the Patriot, but turned it down in favor of the Russian system despite strong U.S. objections. (ap.org)
  • Trump
  • The Pentagon is considering recommending a change in policy regarding the use of nuclear weapons that could potentially open the door to a US nuclear response to a massive cyberattack, according to a defense official familiar with a draft of the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review who cautions it is not final. (cnn.com)
  • defense
  • Burtt has said that about 70 percent of CIFA's funding is contracted out and that his agency may soon absorb the Defense Security Service, the Pentagon outfit that monitors handling of classified government information by contractors. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Pentagon said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train the team. (usatoday.com)
  • They can't really believe that the Obama administration will keep its word and veto any Congressional action that would try and get the Pentagon out from the sequestration problem of cutting over a half a trillion from the Department of Defense (DoD) budget over the next ten years. (truth-out.org)
  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, followed by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, arrive for their news conference at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (yahoo.com)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon will begin taking steps to freeze civilian hiring, delay some contract awards and curtail some maintenance to prepare for drastic budget cuts if Congress can't reach an agreement on a final spending plan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. (yahoo.com)
  • At the same time, Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted that Congress has not passed the 2013 defense department budget proposed by the Pentagon last year, and has instead just approved spending equal to the 2012 fiscal year levels. (yahoo.com)
  • Auditors at an oversight agency of the Pentagon were pressured by supervisors to skew their reports on a major defense contractor's work, hiding wrongdoing and charges of overbilling, according to an 80-page report from the Government Accountability Office. (truth-out.org)
  • China's Ministry of National Defense, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and the Pentagon did not respond to questions from Reuters. (cnbc.com)
  • Defense Contract Management Agency Director Charlie E. Williams Jr. said that finding will be taken into account as the Pentagon makes awards under its new logistics contract program, called Logcap 4. (washingtonpost.com)
  • This month, we learned that the Pentagon has increased the price tag for the F-35 by another $289 million - just the latest in a long string of cost increases - and that the program is expected to account for a whopping 38 percent of Pentagon procurement for defense programs, assuming its cost will grow no more. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Ebola
  • The effort was requested by the Department of Health and Human Services "as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases," a Pentagon statement said. (usatoday.com)
  • The Pentagon has ordered that a 30-person military medical team be prepared to be put on standby to quickly assist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with its Ebola response in the United States if needed. (go.com)
  • Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon Press Secretary, said the move was "an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. (go.com)
  • Panetta
  • The simple fact is that this fiscal uncertainty has become a serious threat to our national security," Panetta said during a Pentagon press conference. (yahoo.com)
  • As a result, Panetta said if Congress fails to pass a new budget or avoid the automatic cuts the Pentagon will have to find an almost immediate $40 billion in savings. (yahoo.com)
  • troops
  • A group of active and retired U.S. troops gathered in freezing temperatures outside the Pentagon on Monday to bring attention to sexual assault and harassment in the military. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Chinese missiles have been a preoccupation of Pentagon planners who worry they could be used as a threat to deny access to the region by U.S. ships, planes and troops. (usatoday.com)
  • WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Pakistan has shifted more than 100,000 of its troops from its Indian frontier to spearhead an unprecedented crackdown on militants along the Afghan border, but the shift is unlikely to have an immediate impact on fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. (reuters.com)
  • threat
  • This unprecedented deployment and thinning of the lines against India indicates that Islamabad has acknowledged its domestic insurgent threat,' the Pentagon said. (reuters.com)
  • nuclear
  • In its report on the PLA last August, the Pentagon said that Beijing now possesses a 'credible' and 'viable' sea-based nuclear deterrent. (cnbc.com)
  • Even leaving aside all the fire bombing and the nuclear bombs and the depleted uranium bombs still being used by the Pentagon, we're left with nuclear test sites, the myriad of polluted weapons production sites, such as Rocky Flats and the non-stop use of oil that is necessary to move around machines of war day in and day out across the globe. (csmonitor.com)
  • missions
  • As highlighted in the report, the effects of climate are a national security issue with potential impacts to missions, operational plans, and installations," Pentagon spokesperson Heather Babb said in a statement . (inhabitat.com)
  • Afghanistan
  • In the report, the Pentagon said Pakistani military operations in the FATA and the Waziristans have had an impact across the border, placing a 'high degree of pressure on enemy forces and reduced insurgent safe haven' in eastern Afghanistan. (reuters.com)
  • But the Pentagon played down the immediate impact of the Pakistani crackdown on the strength of the broader Taliban-led insurgency against U.S. forces in Afghanistan, saying Islamabad's crackdown had thus far 'focused almost exclusively on internal threats. (reuters.com)
  • Stephenson's disclosures come as the Pentagon prepares to draw down forces in Iraq, requiring major support from contractors, while ramping up reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. (washingtonpost.com)
  • U S politicians keen to shear costs from expensive reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan are locking horns with the Pentagon over a failed multi-million-dollar project to mate cashmere goats in the war-torn country. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • contracts
  • From 2010 to 2011, Pentagon contracts with BP increased by one-third from about 1 billion to 1.35 billion. (csmonitor.com)
  • The BP contracts are just one small portion of total Pentagon spending on oil, and as Bloomberg reported earlier in February, Pentagon spending on oil surged 26 percent from 2010 to 2011, rising from $13.7 billion to $17.3 billion during that period. (csmonitor.com)
  • WASHINGTON
  • WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is fortifying bases in the Pacific and looking to revive World War II-era air bases as part of an effort to survive a Chinese missile attack that could wipe out critical installations on Okinawa and elsewhere, military records, interviews and congressional testimony show. (usatoday.com)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon says its top intelligence official, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate to be the next CIA director, is under investigation in connection with information he provided to makers of a movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. (washingtontimes.com)
  • last
  • A transgender recruit has signed a contract to join the U.S. military for the first time since a federal court ruled late last year that the military would have to accept openly transgender people, the Pentagon said on Monday. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • Late last month, Bloomberg reported that British Petroleum continues to experience substantial growth in the amount of money it receives from the Pentagon for its oil services. (csmonitor.com)
  • Nearly
  • The Pentagon is facing a spending reduction of nearly $500 billion over a decade. (yahoo.com)
  • A video released by the Pentagon showing several Guantanamo detainees praying, exercising and playing soccer has angered Kuwaitis, who believe one of the prisoners is a citizen of the country and is being used by the US government as a 'propaganda' tool in an attempt to demonstrate the humane conditions of nearly a decade of indefinite detention, according to attorneys representing the man. (truth-out.org)
  • report
  • If you need more evidence that there's a problem, see the GAO's seventh-annual report ( .pdf ) on cost overruns in selected Pentagon weapons systems. (motherjones.com)
  • For the Pentagon, a key concern on Guam is an attack by Chinese or North Korean missiles, the report says. (usatoday.com)
  • Bottom line, though, is that the Stimson report suggests that the Pentagon has very successfully modernized its forces over the past decade and isn't quite the red-headed stepchild McKeon makes them out to be. (motherjones.com)
  • A study from a Pentagon think tank theorizes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, "an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions," according to the 2008 report obtained by USA TODAY. (usatoday.com)
  • military
  • CIFA, whose exact size and budget remain secret, was established in September 2002 to coordinate policy and oversee the counterintelligence activities of units within the military services and Pentagon agencies. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Military contract records show the Pentagon has paid at least $365,000 on outside experts to work with her since 2009. (usatoday.com)
  • In recent years, however, the Pentagon sold off the stockpile in order to accumulate parts and assemblies for ships, planes and military weapon systems. (kiplinger.com)
  • The Pentagon said that represented the biggest deployment of Pakistani military forces on the western border in the country's history. (reuters.com)
  • Air Force Lt. Col. Barry Wingard, a military lawyer who is defending Kuwaiti Fayiz al-Kandari against war crimes charges before the military commission at Guantanamo, told Truthout that it took 'all but a couple of seconds to identify my client in the video' through other identifying features that the Pentagon did not obscure. (truth-out.org)
  • The U.S. official familiar with the request said that on Thursday an initial contact had been made to the Pentagon by the Centers for Disease Control about the possibility of military medical personnel helping out their efforts if needed. (go.com)
  • chief
  • Gates, a former CIA director who served as Pentagon chief in the final years of the previous administration and was retained by Obama, has voiced skepticism about Iran's willingness to build better ties with the United States. (ibtimes.com)
  • crisis
  • The Pentagon is spending recklessly at a time of fiscal crisis when America's debt has been downgraded for the first time since formal credit ratings began in 1917. (truth-out.org)
  • leadership
  • The Republican-led Senate is expected to attempt to get Esper confirmed as early as Thursday, ending seven months of leadership uncertainty at the Pentagon. (ap.org)
  • service
  • Since 2000, the Pentagon has been bolstering forces on the westernmost U.S. territory, according to the Congressional Research Service. (usatoday.com)
  • To ensure the government gets the best price for the service, the Pentagon chose three contractors who may compete for Logcap 4 business. (washingtonpost.com)
  • director
  • A consultant to Burtt on the CIFA project was retired Lt. Gen. James C. King, who joined MZM after retiring in late 2001 as director of the Pentagon-based National Imagery and Mapping Agency. (washingtonpost.com)
  • cost
  • The Pentagon has previously estimated that it cost between two and three times more to send supplies through the so-called Northern Distribution Network, but declined to offer a dollar figure on the costs. (reuters.com)
  • A review of the F-35's cost, schedule, and performance - three essential measures of any Pentagon program - shows the problems are fundamental and still growing. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Expect yet another increase in early 2013, when a new round of budget restrictions is sure to hit the Pentagon, and the F-35 will take more hits in the form of reducing the numbers to be bought, thereby increasing the unit cost of each plane. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • million
  • and Susan Collins (R-Maine), calling on the Pentagon to do more to recover more than $100 million in overcharges and excessive profits associate with KBR employees suspected of fraud. (washingtonpost.com)
  • eastern
  • Russia is 'complicit' in the atrocities perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Assad because of its 'deliberate' choice to violate the terms of a cease-fire in besieged eastern Ghouta, the Pentagon said Thursday. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • media
  • Attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Fayiz al-Kandari say he is one of the detainees who appeared in 'B-roll' footage the Pentagon released to the media two weeks ago about conditions at the prison facility. (truth-out.org)
  • This was presented by some in the media as a scandal, since presumably, BP should be punished by the Pentagon for it's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico . (csmonitor.com)
  • Office
  • Little said Vickers only provided unclassified information to the makers of the movie "Zero Dark Thirty," and that the session was arranged in July 2011 by the Pentagon 's office of public affairs. (washingtontimes.com)
  • USA TODAY reported in March 2014 about the Office of Net Assessment's support for the research, but the Pentagon did not release the details of its studies. (usatoday.com)
  • team
  • Once formed, team members will be sent to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of specialized training in infection control and personal protective equipment, the Pentagon said. (usatoday.com)