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Army teams going to Africa as terror threat grows

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.

Monday - 12/24/2012, 04:56am EST

Panetta: Complete background checks by Jan. 21

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is giving the Defense Department and the military services until Jan. 21 to review the backgrounds of all employees who have contact with children in department programs and to report back in writing.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 03:39pm EST

Pentagon greenlights Army's cloud-based intelligence system

A decade in the making, the Army gets the nod to start deploying a multi-billion dollar computing infrastructure to support intelligence work.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:39am EST
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Mother: No justice in NYC soldier's hazing case

The family and friends of an Asian-American soldier who committed suicide after being hazed by fellow soldiers said Tuesday that the punishment the eight have received was only a slap on the wrist.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 11:02pm EST

Joint Chiefs to crack down on military IT stovepipes

A new process promises more advance word on what the Pentagon wants from its military services, but demands they comply with common architectures. DoD said it is learning from development mistakes of the past.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:45am EST
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Lawmakers up in arms over report on Army payroll problems

The U.S. Army's $47 billion in annual military payroll accounts has caused major woes for some soldiers trying to collect their pay, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. As a result of the Army being unable to track and collect data on numerous pay errors including over payments, under payments, data entry errors and fraud, active duty soldiers are not receiving the correct compensation and this has a bipartisan team of lawmakers furious.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 03:17pm EST

Army 'to paint a picture' of force readiness for commanders

Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon, the division chief for the Army Enterprise Management Decision Support system, said a new dashboard will present data in a more user-friendly way for senior leaders to make decisions about warfighters.
December 13, 2012

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:32pm EST
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Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

VetNet: Helping veterans find jobs

Host Derrick Dortch hosts a roundtable discussion of a new initiatiave to help transitioning veterans find jobs once they leave the military.
December 7, 2012(Encore presentation December 21, 2012 & December 28, 2012)

Friday - 12/07/2012, 08:50pm EST
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Mobile computing fuels Arlington Cemetery modernization

Just two years ago, Arlington National Cemetery was plagued by mismarked and unidentified gravesites and incomplete paper records. Now, the Army has at its disposal a massive, GPS-enabled digital database of every gravesite. And what's more — the cemetery has made the database available to the public via its website and a mobile application.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 08:04pm EST
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Army to close D.C.-area contracting center in bid to reduce staff turnover

The Army's Contracting Command will inactivate its National Capital Region contracting center in July of 2013, one of six it currently operates around the country. The move is partially intended to let the command decrease its turnover rate for acquisition talent.

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 08:24pm EST
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Army awards $10B contract to speed up communications technology deployment

Twenty large and small vendors won a spot on the five-year Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems contract.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 02:26pm EST

Gen. Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan

Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 09:14am EST

General's wife speaks out on his misconduct probe

As an Army general faces a string of sexual misconduct charges involving female officers, his wife is seeking to stir a broader look at often taboo subjects in military marriages: adultery, the strain of separation and the stress of war.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 06:44am EST

Army suicides for 2012 surpass last year's numbers

Ten months into 2012, the number of suspected suicides by active-duty soldiers has surpassed last year's total, even as the Pentagon struggles to stem the persistent problem.

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 06:51pm EST

Hurricane Sandy offers Army lesson in social media best practices

The Pentagon's Office of the Chief of Public Affairs is training the military's social media practitioners how to get information out quickly, securely and, most importantly, accurately during emergencies like the recent superstorm that hit the East Coast.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 09:35am EST
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General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

The Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen (pictured), is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 01:05am EST

Army to rebalance workforce at expense of civilians, contractors

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the service wants to bring more uniformed men and women into the institutional Army. He said they have relied too much on civilian employees and contractors over the last decade. Odierno said the Army also has to change the way it trains its leaders to be more adaptable.

Friday - 11/02/2012, 05:26am EDT
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Army's ‘link to industry' keys move to Joint Information Environment

Terry Edwards, the director of the Office of the Chief Systems Engineer and chief information officer for the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said his office helps acquire technology and ensure standards are met.
November 1, 2012(Encore presentation December 27, 2012)

Thursday - 11/01/2012, 06:57pm EDT
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Water resource infrastructure not adequately funded, report says

A National Research Council report recommended Congress and the White House take a broader view at planning and allocating funds for the resources maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 12:04pm EDT
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