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Joint Chiefs of Staff,

U.S. statutory agency, created in 1949 within the Dept. of Defense. The chairman is the principal military adviser to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. Members include the chairman, appointed by the President with Senate approval; the chief of staff, U.S. army; the chief of naval operations; the chief of staff, U.S. air force; the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a vice chairman who manages the Joint Staff. The Joint Chiefs prepare military plans and direct unified and other combat commands under the Secretary of Defense.
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In practice, the Defense Department concedes, it's more like once every 17 years.
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Except for the Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies do not have the "culture of mission assurance," that the Defense Department holds dear, he said at a National Defense Industrial Association homeland security executive breakfast.
The Cohen Group is comprised of 40 professionals who have many decades of combined experience working in top-level positions in Congress, the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, other Federal agencies, the World Bank and in European and Asian governments.
In fact, the Defense Department is committed to using both passive RFID and active RFID.
The ``build a little, field a litte'' approach allows new technologies and lessons learned from the field to be incorporated into future aircraft where a more traditional approach would deliver a system with only the technologies available when production started, the Defense Department says.
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Four days later, after what was widely reported to be the deployment of two DSCS III communications satellites for the Defense Department, the craft landed safely at California's Edwards Air Force Base.
The Defense Department spends $2 billion a year on computer-network security, but nevertheless remains hugely vulnerable to cyber-attacks, says Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England.
Defense Department officials are expected to select one contractor in 2005 to continue the development of the SLV with a demonstration launch in 2007.

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