Topic / US Defence Department

2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

US Army plans upgrade to Windows Vista, Office 2007

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The US Army has announced that it will upgrade all of its computers to Windows Vista, as it offers to “bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems”, and will include a change from Office 2003 to Office 2007. All of this is expected to be finished by the end of this year, according to a press release. Around half of the computers have already upgraded to Office 2007, but […]

Spies breaks into US fighter jet project

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Spies have broken into the Pentagon’s US$3 billion Joint Strike Fighter project – one of the costliest weapons spent by the Defence Department in the United States – according to the Wall Street Journal, quoting current and former government officials who are familiar with the attacks. The intruders were able to copy and paste several terabytes of data that was related to the design and the electronics system of the […]

New Zealand man gained access to US military files

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State broadcaster, TVNZ, is reporting that a New Zealand man has gained access to personal information, including names and social security numbers, of American soldiers after buying an MP3 player, which cost him $18, from a thrift shop in Oklahoma. Chris Ogle, from Whangerei, plugged in the MP3 to his computer and found 60 files in total. Among the information, he found lists of soldiers based in Afghanistan, and mobile […]