Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 10 2012

Official: Weak security hampers cyber efforts

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-04-10 16:39
International cooperation on developing better tools and methods to prevent cyberattacks is being undermined by poor computer security among U.S. allies, a senior Pentagon official said Tuesday.
Apr 10 2012

Navy energy leader warns of oil dependency

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-04-10 15:18
The director of the Navy’s energy coordination office on Tuesday invoked the bombing of the USS Cole to illustrate the vulnerability the Navy faces because of its heavy reliance on oil.
Apr 10 2012

Navy grounds Fire Scouts after mishaps

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-04-10 14:23
The Navy has grounded its fleet of MW-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopters after two unrelated crashes in a one-week period.
Apr 10 2012

Talks reopen on future U.S. role in Afghanistan

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-04-10 12:22
U.S. and Afghan officials have resumed discussions on an agreement that will commit the United States to the Central Asian nation long after foreign troops leave in 2014.
Apr 10 2012

DOD Outlook on Rare Elements Called 'Naive, Lame' - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-10 06:04
A Pentagon report that says domestic sources will allow the U.S. military to meet most of its demand for rare earth elements by next year was blasted as "naive" and "lame" by several experts.
Apr 10 2012

Pirates Beware: U.S. Navy to Test Sensor Drones

Maritime News - Security - Mon, 2012-04-09 23:55
Unmanned aircraft will be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels when an Office of Naval Research-funded sensor starts airborne tests this summer, officials said.
Apr 9 2012

Navy deploys 2nd aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf

The Washington Times - Mon, 2012-04-09 08:25
The U.S. Navy has deployed a second aircraft carrier—the Enterprise—to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear program.
Apr 9 2012

Rocket in position at launch pad in North Korea

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-09 07:24
North Korean space officials have moved all three stages of a long-range rocket into position for a controversial launch and vowed to push ahead in defiance of international warnings.
Apr 9 2012

Commentary: Politics shouldn't play in naming warships

McClatchy News Service - Mon, 2012-04-09 06:05
The Secretary of the Navy has turned a time-honored Navy tradition into an exercise in politics.
Apr 9 2012

Navy begins compensation after crash

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 2012-04-09 03:59
The U.S. Navy will be begin cutting compensation checks as early as today to victims of last week's fiery crash of a fighter jet into apartment buildings in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


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