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  • Community members stand against reductions at Fort Eustis

    Community members stand against reductions at Fort Eustis
    Residents, community and economic leaders, elected officials and business owners filled a theater on Fort Eustis on Tuesday to tell the Army of the devastating impact losing half of the soldiers on base would have for the region. "This base is so...
  • U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked

    U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked
    The Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command were taken over Monday by hackers claiming to be working on behalf of the Islamic State militants.  Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the...
  • Hagel calls for US to build replacements for B-2 bombers

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told airmen at Whiteman Air Force base on Tuesday that the U.S. needs to start building a replacement for the B-2 stealth bomber. And soon. "The one thing we cannot fall behind in is...
  • Thornberry predicts Congress will raise cap on Pentagon spending

    WASHINGTON Congress probably will give the U.S. military some relief from spending caps as the nation faces threats from nuclear weapons to cyberterrorism, said Rep. Mac Thornberry, the new House Armed Services Committee chairman. "On both sides of the...
  • Military-grade tugboat up for auction in Virginia Beach

     Military-grade tugboat up for auction in Virginia Beach
    Looking for that perfect military-style transport to trawl through shallow water this summer? The government has a deal for you. The Defense Department is accepting public bids on a "warping tug," retired from military service and currently sitting on...
  • White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal

    White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal
    In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking...
  • Swap of former Cuban intelligence official at heart of US-Cuba deal

    WASHINGTON At the core of the breakthrough to normalize U.S.-Cuba ties was the swap of three Cuban spies for a former Cuban intelligence officer who sent information to the CIA that led to the exposure of agents who infiltrated U.S. military intelligence,...
  • Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color

    Visitors to Crayola's Facebook page this weekend may have found it a little, er, off-color. Hackers briefly commandeered the page, posting cartoon pictures of breasts and sophomoric sex jokes. The Forks Township crayon and marker manufacturer regained...
  • Funding new submarines outside the Navy?

    Funding new submarines outside the Navy?
    Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered the Navy's top priority. At issue is how to replace the aging fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines,...
  • US military's Central Command's Twitter, YouTube sites hacked, no classified material breached

    Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was...
  • Navy looks to private contractors for more submarine maintenance

    The Navy could enlist private shipyards to help relieve a maintenance backlog for its attack submarines, which translates into a potential opportunity for Newport News Shipbuilding. Federal budget cuts have caused staffing shortages at U.S. shipyards,...