82Dec 10, 2008
Defense Perspective of Cybersecurity
Deputy Secretary Gordon England talked about the cybersecurity concerns of the Department of Defense at a conference on national security and communications technology. Among th topics he ...
1,379Sep 11, 2008
September 11 Pentagon Memorial Dedication
President Bush was joined by Defense Department officials and members of the Cabinet to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Following ...
355Jul 23, 2008
Defense Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan
Military officials testified about Defense Department contracts awarded for reconstruction and support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused various contracts awarded, the ...
69Jul 3, 2008
National Military Medical Center Groundbreaking
The ceremonial groundbreaking of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was held on the campus of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. President Bush spoke about ...
54Mar 19, 2008
Combating International Terrorism
Marking five years since the beginning of the war in Iraq, President Bush addressed Defense Department employees about the war and the global fight against terrorism. Topics included freeing ...
17Dec 20, 2007
Military Health Care Task Force Findings
General Corley and Dr. Wilensky reported the findings of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care. Key recommendations included the need to develop a ...
130Sep 27, 2007
U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea
A hearing was held on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea and potential U.S. ratification of the treaty. Among the issues addressed were implications of the treaty on efforts to combat ...
97Sep 4, 2007
Reconstruction in Iraq
Paul Brinkley, deputy under secretary of Defense for Business Transformation and director, Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations - Iraq, and Fawzi Hariri, Iraq’s minister of ...
57Jul 31, 2007
Costs of Military Operations
The House Budget Committee held a hearing on the costs of military operations and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also talked about troop strength, readiness, and equipment issues.
265May 28, 2007
Memorial Day Service
President Bush participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The president and other officials then made remarks at the Arlington National ...
188Apr 12, 2007
Veterans' Disability Ratings
The Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments' disability rating systems and the transition of service members from ...
51Sep 1, 2006
The annual convention opened with a recitation from the Koran. After several other speeches, incoming president Ingrid Mattson delivered the keynote address. Topics included the prejudice ...
63Aug 2, 2006
The Future of Military Commissions
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the future of military commissions in light of the Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Witnesses testified about the ...
157Apr 20, 2006
Purple Heart Ceremony
Seven service members were awarded the Purple Heart at a ceremony held near President Washington’s tomb at the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and ...
58Feb 23, 2006
U.S. Seaport Security
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a briefing on the Dubai Ports World acquisition of the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company. The proposed acquisition would affect ...
16Oct 26, 2005
National Security Personnel System
Ms. Springer, Secretary England, and other Department of Defense (DoD) officials spoke to reporters about the National Security Personnel System. They spoke about the collaboration with ...
19Sep 11, 2005
The “America Supports You Freedom Walk” was organized to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. At the announcement by Acting Deputy Secretary England ...
26May 17, 2005
Military Base Closings, Navy and Marines
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials testified about their base closing recommendations and the methodology used to formulate the recommendations. Topics included Navy and Marine unique ...
43Apr 19, 2005
Defense Department Confirmation Hearing
The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Gordon England to be deputy secretary of Defense and Admiral Michael Mullen to be Chief of Naval Operations. Among the ...
9Mar 29, 2005
Secretary England is the Defense Department’s designated civilian official for the Detainee Administrative Review Processes at Guantanamo. He talked with reporters about the Combatant ...
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