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F-35 Aircraft Costs Drop, Report Shows

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 – A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable yesterday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts in the latest report, he said. He also acknowledged the program has been over budget and is six years late.

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Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

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SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 25, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

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President’s Council Announces Increase in Veteran Hires

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 – In the more than five years since President Barack Obama established the Veterans Employment Initiative, a steadily increasing annual percentage of veterans have entered federal civilian service.

In fiscal year 2014, according to an Office of Personnel Management news release issued today, the percentage of veteran new hires hit a new high of 33.2 percent, surpassing the previous mark set in FY 2013, when 31 percent of all new Federal civilian hires were veterans.

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In Tokyo, Dempsey Reinforces U.S.-Japan Alliance

TOKYO, March 25, 2015 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japanese alliance as he met here with Japan's senior military and political leaders.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey thanked Japan for its strong partnership with the United States, as well as its contributions to global security and commitment in the fight against terrorism.

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U.S-, Japan Exchange Best Practices on Nuclear Emergency Response

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Washington D.C.--The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) led a three day meeting with U.S. and Japan emergency preparedness and response experts to exchange ideas on enhancing nuclear emergency preparedness and response capabilities, both on- and off-site.  The meeting is the latest cooperative effort between the two countries as part of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation.

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NEW - Reward Updated from $1m to $5 Million for Missing Robert Levinson

News updated: 03/09/2015, because of reward update! Reward Updated from $1m to $5 Million


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$5 Million Reward Offered for Missing Retired FBI Agent.

Levinson, who retired from the FBI in 1998 after 22
years of service, was working as a private investigator when he traveled to Kish Island, Iran on March 8, 2007. He has not been seen or heard from publicly since he disappeared the following day. In 2010, a video showing him in captivity was sent to the Levinson family by his captors.

Background:

Robert A. “Bob” Levinson, is a retired FBI agent who traveled to Kish Island, Iran, as a private investigator on March 8, 2007. He has not been publicly seen or heard from since his disappearance on March 9, 2007. The FBI is responsible for investigating crimes committed against U.S. citizens abroad and has been conducting an investigation to locate Mr. Levinson since 2007.

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HIV Response Among Adolescents

Today, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and representatives from UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation along with youth movements represented by PACT and Y+ convened in Nairobi, Kenya to launch ALL IN – a platform for action to end AIDS among adolescents. At the event, PEPFAR was represented by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Robert F. Godec, who participated in a panel discussion with representatives from the Government of Kenya and international organizations committed to an AIDS-free generation.

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DARPA Seeks to Remove Communication Barrier Between Humans and Computers

Program explores ways to assemble complex ideas from elementary ones given language and context 

The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day reciprocate. DARPA's new Communicating with Computers (CwC) program aims to develop technology to turn computers into good communicators.

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Seeking Alternatives for Beryllium in DoD Weapon Systems

Beryllium is a military-preferred raw and additive material for high-performance aerospace applications such as targeting systems, electronics, and satellite mirrors. However, because of increasing regulatory restrictions, the U.S. Air Force is actively investigating a suitable replacement.

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Dempsey: Russia, Terrorists, Cyber Among Top Threats

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 19, 2015 – The global security environment contains a host of threats, including Russian aggression that threatens NATO allies, and the violent extremists network from western Pakistan to north Africa, said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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