(The Associated Press) WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary of state, several senior administration officials tell The Associated Press.
(Staff writer) SAP, a major business software company, will pay for 1,000 veterans to get training for information technology careers over the next year, company officials announced recently.
(Staff writer) U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Nov. 30 that a tidal wave of outstanding amendments will force the chamber to finish work on a Pentagon policy bill next week.
(Staff writer) The Pentagon has completed its ethics review targeting the top brass and plans to brief President Obama on the results, defense officials said.
(Staff writer) Tricare would expand its coverage of applied behavioral therapy for children of beneficiaries with autism and other developmental disabilities under an amendment approved as part of the Senate version of the 2013 defense authorization bill.
(Staff writer) ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER ENTERPRISE — It may be 51 years old, but this flattop is fast. The supercarrier proved that once again the day before pulling into Norfolk, Va., from its final deployment.
(The Associated Press) FORT MEADE, Md. — As a military prosecutor held up a knotted bedsheet in court, Pfc. Bradley Manning acknowledged on Friday that he fashioned a noose and contemplated suicide shortly after his arrest on charges of engineering the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history.
() VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Fort McHenry is returning to its home port in Virginia Beach.
() SAN DIEGO — Prosecutors say a former San Diego physician’s assistant for the Navy has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple counts of sexually abusing and exploiting children for pornography.
Desk Iron Dome. Make it happen. Ash is going to be SO jealous! If you throw pens at Leon Panetta’s desk, the small Iron Dome replica he received as a gift from Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak won’t shoot to intercept. Panetta hid his disappointment gracefully but he would not say whether the anti-rocket system (marketed at full size by Raytheon in the US) would end up on the FY14 budget request. …