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Checkpoint Washington: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Assessing threat of online theft vs. cyber war

There's a lot of talk about the threat of cyber war these days -- the Pentagon has even stood up a new Cyber Command to unite defensive and offensive cyber capabilities -- but the more serious threat to the country may be the theft of intellectual property from computer networks, says the Pentagon's second in command.

By Ellen Nakashima  | August 20, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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CIA creates new counter-proliferation center

The CIA announced plans Wednesday to create a counter-proliferation center that would combine analysts and operatives in an effort to bolster the agency's work against the spread of dangerous weapons technology.

By Greg Miller  | August 18, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Gates retiring? Don't bet on it.

For a man who came into his post reluctantly and as a purported short-timer, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is turning into more and more of a fixture at the Pentagon.

By Craig Whitlock and Greg Jaffe  | August 16, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Pentagon slow to clean up bases, report says

After more than 20 years of disagreements the Defense Department is still resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases.

By Ed O'Keefe  | August 16, 2010; 10:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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