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May 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The U.S. Defense Department on Friday approved the use of iOS devices for its network and systems, setting up a fight among Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry for the department's business. The Pentagon said it will allow the use of Apple devices running iOS 6, the tech company's latest version of its mobile operating system. That approval comes as part of what the Pentagon said was a way to boost competition and allow its personnel to use the latest and greatest consumer devices. Approval of Apple's devices comes two weeks after the Pentagon OK'd BlackBerry and Samsung devices for military use. READ: Pentagon OKs Samsung, Blackberry devices for government use The approval of Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung's "operating systems demonstrate [Defense Information Systems Agency's]
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May 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The U.S. Defense Department on Friday approved the use of iOS devices for its network and systems, setting up a fight among Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry for the department's business. The Pentagon said it will allow the use of Apple devices running iOS 6, the tech company's latest version of its mobile operating system. That approval comes as part of what the Pentagon said was a way to boost competition and allow its personnel to use the latest and greatest consumer devices. Approval of Apple's devices comes two weeks after the Pentagon OK'd BlackBerry and Samsung devices for military use. READ: Pentagon OKs Samsung, Blackberry devices for government use The approval of Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung's "operating systems demonstrate [Defense Information Systems Agency's]
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NEWS
August 31, 1986 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
About a fourth of approximately 5,100 upper-level officials who quit the Defense Department in fiscal 1983 and 1984 to take jobs in private industry had made decisions that affected their private-sector employers, and about a fifth of them later worked on projects they had previously handled for the government, a General Accounting Office report said Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Smartly cast and with a sharp team behind the scenes, there is no good reason why "Dredd 3D" is such a clunk-headed action picture. In the future, a single urban core sprawls from Boston to D.C., patrolled by officers who function as a self-contained legal system - judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and a training-day rookie (Olivia Thirlby) become trapped within a crime-ridden high-rise and are forced to fight their way up and out. Screenwriter and producer Alex Garland previously has taken on dystopian sci-fi in "28 Days Later," "Sunshine" and "Never Let Me Go," injecting each with a beating heart that is sorely lacking in this latest comic-book adaptation.
SPORTS
January 29, 1986 | RICHARD BUFFUM
J. A. Woller, weather chairman of the Transpacific (TRANSPAC) Yacht Club in Costa Mesa says the present structure of federally funded radionavigation systems for ocean and air travel will remain essentially unchanged for the remainder of the century as far as maritime navigation is concerned. Woller, a retired flight navigator, is using his expertise to help the annual Los Angeles to Hawaii TRANSPAC sailboat race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
Garage door remote not working? The Pentagon may be to blame. Not because of any grand conspiracy theory, but rather the mundane use of a radio frequency the military hadn't used much before. Homeowners in coastal Orange County are among the latest to discover this quirk. There, signals from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach have been interfering with garage door openers as far as half a mile away since March. That's when testing began on a new radio system that will allow the base to network with local fire and police agencies during emergencies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1985 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
The Defense Department's top environmental officer said Monday that the Pentagon still is unwilling to accept explosive waste from Space Ordnance Systems, despite rejection by a local agency of the defense contractor's alternative plan to burn the material in the desert in northeastern Los Angeles County. Carl J. Schafer Jr., director of environmental policy for the Defense Department, said the military itself would face permit problems and public opposition if it took the waste.
NEWS
October 7, 1987 | DICK RORABACK, Times Staff Writer
1) Who says they're such great garbage cans? 2) Their language seems just a tad too perfect. 3) Are we sure DOD actually has a contract out? After a while, you get tired of making garbage cans. Granted, you make one of the best waste bins in the U.S. of A. Sooner or later, though, you will meet a stranger across a crowded room, and he or she is going to ask: "What do you do?" "I used to look 'em right in the eye," says Randy Gardiner, "and say, 'I'm in garbage cans.'
NEWS
December 9, 2010 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Usually, two names under a screen credit for cinematography means either the first person was fired or (gulp) died. But for "127 Hours," about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's grueling experience trapped in a Utah canyon, director Danny Boyle deliberately sought to use two cinematographers simultaneously: his Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" cameraman Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak, who shot Boyle's "28 Weeks Later. " If one man was filming star James Franco, the other would be shooting a flashback scene or landscape shot, and vice versa.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Smartly cast and with a sharp team behind the scenes, there is no good reason why "Dredd 3D" is such a clunk-headed action picture. In the future, a single urban core sprawls from Boston to D.C., patrolled by officers who function as a self-contained legal system - judge, jury and executioner. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and a training-day rookie (Olivia Thirlby) become trapped within a crime-ridden high-rise and are forced to fight their way up and out. Screenwriter and producer Alex Garland previously has taken on dystopian sci-fi in "28 Days Later," "Sunshine" and "Never Let Me Go," injecting each with a beating heart that is sorely lacking in this latest comic-book adaptation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
Garage door remote not working? The Pentagon may be to blame. Not because of any grand conspiracy theory, but rather the mundane use of a radio frequency the military hadn't used much before. Homeowners in coastal Orange County are among the latest to discover this quirk. There, signals from Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach have been interfering with garage door openers as far as half a mile away since March. That's when testing began on a new radio system that will allow the base to network with local fire and police agencies during emergencies.
NEWS
December 9, 2010 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Usually, two names under a screen credit for cinematography means either the first person was fired or (gulp) died. But for "127 Hours," about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's grueling experience trapped in a Utah canyon, director Danny Boyle deliberately sought to use two cinematographers simultaneously: his Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" cameraman Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak, who shot Boyle's "28 Weeks Later. " If one man was filming star James Franco, the other would be shooting a flashback scene or landscape shot, and vice versa.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"You have brought detection as near an exact science," Dr. Watson once said of Sherlock Holmes, "as it ever will be brought in this world." We might say the same of Betty T. Bennett, a scholar who reveals exactly how she solved a 170-year-old mystery in "Mary Diana Dods, A Gentleman and a Scholar."
NEWS
October 7, 1987 | DICK RORABACK, Times Staff Writer
1) Who says they're such great garbage cans? 2) Their language seems just a tad too perfect. 3) Are we sure DOD actually has a contract out? After a while, you get tired of making garbage cans. Granted, you make one of the best waste bins in the U.S. of A. Sooner or later, though, you will meet a stranger across a crowded room, and he or she is going to ask: "What do you do?" "I used to look 'em right in the eye," says Randy Gardiner, "and say, 'I'm in garbage cans.'
NEWS
August 31, 1986 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
About a fourth of approximately 5,100 upper-level officials who quit the Defense Department in fiscal 1983 and 1984 to take jobs in private industry had made decisions that affected their private-sector employers, and about a fifth of them later worked on projects they had previously handled for the government, a General Accounting Office report said Saturday.
SPORTS
January 29, 1986 | RICHARD BUFFUM
J. A. Woller, weather chairman of the Transpacific (TRANSPAC) Yacht Club in Costa Mesa says the present structure of federally funded radionavigation systems for ocean and air travel will remain essentially unchanged for the remainder of the century as far as maritime navigation is concerned. Woller, a retired flight navigator, is using his expertise to help the annual Los Angeles to Hawaii TRANSPAC sailboat race.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | JONATHAN KIRSCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"You have brought detection as near an exact science," Dr. Watson once said of Sherlock Holmes, "as it ever will be brought in this world." We might say the same of Betty T. Bennett, a scholar who reveals exactly how she solved a 170-year-old mystery in "Mary Diana Dods, A Gentleman and a Scholar."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2011 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
On a sultry mid-July afternoon on this military base, a few hundred Marines, some with spouses and children in tow, were mustering for a free screening of the movie "Warrior" at a squat cement cinema house on Mainside, the section of the 200-square-mile facility reserved for civilian comforts like the Stars and Strikes bowling alley and Smokey's House of BBQ. In the film, which won't arrive in theaters until September, a Marine just home from Iraq...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1985 | MYRON LEVIN, Times Staff Writer
The Defense Department's top environmental officer said Monday that the Pentagon still is unwilling to accept explosive waste from Space Ordnance Systems, despite rejection by a local agency of the defense contractor's alternative plan to burn the material in the desert in northeastern Los Angeles County. Carl J. Schafer Jr., director of environmental policy for the Defense Department, said the military itself would face permit problems and public opposition if it took the waste.
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