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  • Defense Perspective of Cybersecurity
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    Defense Perspective of Cybersecurity

    Deputy Secretary Gordon England talked about the cybersecurity concerns of the Department of Defense at a conference on national security and communications technology. Among th topics he…

  • Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan
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    Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Military officials testified about Defense Department contracts awarded for reconstruction and support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused various contracts awarded, the…

  • Military Health Care Task Force Findings
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    Military Health Care Task Force Findings

    General Corley and Dr. Wilensky reported the findings of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care. Key recommendations included the need to develop a…

  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
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    U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea

    A hearing was held on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and potential U.S. ratification of the treaty. Among the issues addressed were implications of the treaty on efforts to combat…

  • Costs of Military Operations
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    Costs of Military Operations

    The House Budget Committee held a hearing on the costs of military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also talked about troop strength, readiness, and equipment…

  • The Future of Military Commissions
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    The Future of Military Commissions

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the future of military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Witnesses testified about the…

  • Defense Department Confirmation Hearing
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    Defense Department Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Gordon England to be deputy secretary of Defense and Admiral Michael Mullen to be Chief of Naval Operations. Among…

  • Memorial Day Service
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    Memorial Day Service

    President Bush participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The president and other officials then made remarks at the…

  • Veterans Disability Ratings
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    Veterans' Disability Ratings

    The Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments' disability rating systems and the transition of service…

  • Purple Heart Ceremony
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    Purple Heart Ceremony

    Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and the…

  • National Security Personnel System
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    National Security Personnel System

    Ms. Springer, Secretary England, and other Department of Defense (DoD) officials spoke to reporters about the National Security Personnel System. They spoke about the collaboration with the…

  • Freedom Walk
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    Freedom Walk

    The “America Supports You Freedom Walk” was organized to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. At the announcement by Acting Deputy Secretary England the…

  • USS Jimmy Carter Commissioning
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    USS Jimmy Carter Commissioning

    Former President and Mrs. Carter spoke at the commissioning of the Navy’s newest attack submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter. The submarine was the third and final in the Seawolf class and was…

  • Military Base Closings Navy and Marines
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    Military Base Closings, Navy and Marines

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials testified about their base closing recommendations and the methodology used to formulate the recommendations. Topics included Navy and Marine unique…

  • Military Tribunals
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    Military Tribunals

    Secretary England is the Defense Department’s designated civilian official for the Detainee Administrative Review Processes at Guantanamo. He talked with reporters about the Combatant…

  • Detainee Status in Cuba
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    Detainee Status in Cuba

    Secretary England spoke to reporters about detainee status for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the operation of the military justice system at the base, and the release procedure for…

  • Combatant Status Review Tribunals
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    Combatant Status Review Tribunals

    Secretary England talked about plans to implement review processes for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. Among the issues addressed were the rights of detainees, representation for…

  • US Naval Academy Commencement
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    U.S. Naval Academy Commencement

    General Myers gave the 2004 commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy. He talked about the war on terror, service to the country, and World War II.

  • War on Terrorism
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    War on Terrorism

    Secretary England talked about the war on terrorism, which was nearly a year old, a possible war in Iraq, and the future of the Navy and its programs after transformation. He also responded…

  • Fiscal Year 2003 Defense Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2003 Defense Budget

    Witnesses testified about the Bush Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2003 budget for the Department of Defense. They also discussed management and organizational issues facing the…

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