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Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization
By Jim Garamone

President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law and it calls for $626 billion for the department’s base budget and another $66 billion for operations. The act includes a 2.4 percent pay raise for military personnel.


Published December 12, 2017 at 11:46AM
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South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says

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South Asia Strategy Already Paying Off in Afghanistan, Official Says
By Jim Garamone

The chief of the Resolute Support Mission’s future operations division in Afghanistan said government forces are developing momentum that will mean a very bad fighting season for the Taliban and other enemies of Afghanistan.



Published December 12, 2017 at 11:08AM
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Continuous Monitoring for Your Hybrid Cloud Systems | @CloudExpo #AWS #SaaS #Cloud

Cavirin Systems has just announced C2, a SaaS offering designed to bring continuous security assessment and remediation to hybrid environments, containers, and data centers. Cavirin C2 is deployed within Amazon Web Services (AWS) and features a flexible licensing model for easy scalability and clear pay-as-you-go pricing. Although native to AWS, it also supports assessment and remediation of virtual or container instances within Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or on-premise. By drawing on a comprehensive library of curated industry guidelines, control frameworks, and best practices, Cavirin promises to keep a wary eye on your hybrid cloud security and help you harden it against real and potential threats. read more
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California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires

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California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Cossel

Calm cloaked their anguish as California residents whose homes in Ventura were ravaged by the Thomas Fire lined up to wait for the chance to see their home, perhaps grab a few items, or even just to know what, if anything, was left.



Published December 12, 2017 at 05:51AM
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Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders

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Reservists Bundle Christmas Joy for Remote Islanders
By Air Force Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann, 624th Regional Support Group

Air Force reservists from the 44th Aerial Port Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, worked alongside the people of Guam to fill boxes full of critical supplies as part of Operation Christmas Drop.



Published December 12, 2017 at 05:34AM
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Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks

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Face of Defense: Recruiter Flies Around Remote Alaska to Fill Army Ranks
By Sean Kimmons

As a new recruiter working remote Alaskan villages scattered across an area larger than many U.S. states, Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Masterman was on a path to defeat.



Published December 12, 2017 at 03:12AM
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Flat Ahead of Central Bank Week

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Flat Ahead of Central Bank Week
MarketPulse (blog) - 4 hours agoThe Canadian dollar traded in a narrow range on Monday. The loonie ended last week lower versus the USD as tax reform hopes and a strong U.S. USD/CAD - Quiet Start to Week for Loonie - Baystreet.ca

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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Flat Ahead of Central Bank Week