Military Headline News[audio:http://defensetracker.com/archives/milmin2.20.2013.mp3]
* The Pentagon needs to hire thousands of cyber specialists. But first it must whip into shape the staff it already has.
* In a related story, defense contractors are expanding into cyber space as the traditional military markets shrink.
Sales by top 100 western defense giants dropped 5 percent in 2011, while cyber-security spending remains strong.
* Aggressive recruiting by some for-profit colleges has caught the attention of the Minnesota attorney general.
Investigators are focusing on how schools target veterans and those with fat GI Bill benefits.
* China is eyeing the vast untapped riches of the South Pole.
The surging superpower has doubled its spending on research there in the past decade.
A treaty stops the U.S., China and other nations from exploiting Antarctic until 2048. But nothing stops countries from doing their legwork now.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.
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