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  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Navy simulation programs to provide more UCF internships

    Navy simulation programs to provide more UCF internships
    The University of Central Florida has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Navy to cooperate more on training and military simulation programs. The agreement, signed Tuesday, allows employees from both institutions to share laboratories and other...
  • Simulation industry worth protecting: My Word

    Many readers may have concluded when the Florida Legislature appropriated $8 million toward expansion of the heart of the modeling, simulation and training complex in the Central Florida Research Park that we had put an end to concerns about one of our...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project

    Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project
    For my company, developer of the Great Bay wind project in Somerset County, what a difference a year makes. Last November we were wrapping up agreement with a technical team at Patuxent River Naval Air Station (PAX) resolving all concerns that had...
  • New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal

    New nuclear weapons needed, many experts say, pointing to aged arsenal
    Two decades after the U.S. began to scale back its nuclear forces in the aftermath of the Cold War, a number of military strategists, scientists and congressional leaders are calling for a new generation of hydrogen bombs. Warheads in the nation's...
  • Obama proposes more body cameras for cops

    WASHINGTON ��President Barack Obama on Monday proposed spending $75 million in federal matching funds to equip as many as 50,000 police officers across the country with body cameras. The announcement came as the president conducted three...
  • Pentagon to double U.S. force in Iraq to help fight Islamic State

    The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House said Friday. For the first time since U.S. troops returned...
  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized

    As U.S. nuclear arsenal ages, other nations have modernized
    As Russian forces were drawing back from a swift and violent incursion into Ukraine this fall, Moscow was delivering another powerful military statement many miles to the north. A new 40-foot Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, capable of...
  • Bill Clinton Predicts 'Boogie Dance' in Washington After Republican Senate Win

    Former President Bill Clinton weighed in Friday on the results of Tuesday's midterm elections, suggesting that Congress and the White House can still "get things done" and reflecting on his experience working with a divided government during a period of...