The Navy is jettisoning its complex ratings system to make sailors' jobs more understandable and allow them to more easily transfer occupations. This change represents a significant cultural shift and it is recognized that it will not happen overnight, but will take time to become fully adapted. [more inside]
Twitter is being used as a crime-fighting tool by a tech-savvy village chief in Kenya. Francis Kariuki, the administrative chief of Lanet Umoja, has used the micro-blogging site for everything from tracking down missing sheep to stopping home invasions.
Wilma Mankiller, first woman principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, is dead at 64. "Prior to my election, young Cherokee girls would never have thought that they might grow up and become chief." [more inside]