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Rogers: Data Manipulation, Non-State Actor Intrusions are Coming Cyber Threats

Posted November 19, 2015 by Cheryl PellerinDoD News

WASHINGTON — Two specific emerging challenges are among those that concern Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. The challenges are a potential inability to trust financial and other data due to manipulation by adversaries, and the disregard of some non-state actors for connectivity and other staples…

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Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

Posted July 24, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department today closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of the…

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Posted June 19, 2015 by Jessica Rouse

FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During the campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks our sixth…

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Commissaries continue rolling out in-store Wi-Fi

Posted May 21, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Sixteen more stores will offer Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons between June and September, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s follow-up schedule. Through the Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, DeCA is gradually opening customer Wi-Fi access at all stateside commissaries to include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The latest schedule covers the…

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Peer-to-peer service aims to provide counseling support

Posted May 21, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – Starting this summer, the Defense Department will offer an additional counseling service to help military service members, transitioning troops and family members deal with a host of issues before they become crises. Peer-to-peer support, which will be available through Military OneSource, will offer assistance from counselors who have at least a master’s degree…

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DoD helps protect beneficiaries from deceptive pharmacy practices

Posted May 21, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis) WASHINGTON – In the face of recent aggressive and deceptive marketing practices of some compounding pharmacies targeting TRICARE, the Defense Health Agency is taking aggressive action to help TRICARE beneficiaries, DHA’s chief of pharmacy operations said in a recent interview. Dr. George Jones described compounding…

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VE Day marked end of long road for World War II troops

Posted May 8, 2015 by DoD News

WASHINGTON – When President Harry S Truman, British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin simultaneously announced that Nazi Germany had surrendered on May 8, 1945, the joy Americans felt was tempered by where they were. The war that began with Germany invading Poland Sept. 1, 1939, ended with the total defeat…

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Website improves, simplifies military child care search

Posted May 8, 2015 by Shannon Carabajal

(Courtesy graphic) A new Defense Department website, www.militarychildcare.com, is helping ease those moving transitions by simplifying the search and registration process for child care. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — With frequent moves, Air Force families face the challenging, and often frustrating task of making new child care arrangements every few years. A new…

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Independent survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials said today. Statistics in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study show the percentage of active duty women who experienced unwanted sexual contact over the past year declined from 6.1 percent in 2012 to an estimated 4.3…

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General Breedlove: Russia now taking ‘Different Path’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The West assumed the best of Russia once the Cold War ended, but Russian President Vladimir Putin had other plans and NATO must remain strong in face of the threat from the East, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said here yesterday. Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European…

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