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Army IT agency performs big mission with little fanfare

Don Adcock, executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, tells Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about how the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks forced the Pentagon to start consolidating data centers long before the topic was on most agencies' radar screens.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 01:02pm EST
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Rifleman Radio latest tool in Army's communications arsenal

The Army is preparing a new generation of communication devices to connect soldiers in combat. A major component of the new Capability Set 13 is the Rifleman Radio, which has been completely redesigned to include improvements in size, weight, battery life and enhanced radio frequency. Col. John Zavarelli, the program manager for the Joint Program Executive Office Handheld Manpack Small, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Rifleman Radio and the JTRS program.

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 07:37pm EST
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Army acquisition dysfunction is a 'myth,' leaders argue

Army modernization leaders say they've gotten a bad rap on acquisition, and they claim it's undeserved. They point to several wartime success stories, and say they're implementing suggested reforms.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:28am EST
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Army chooses Cold Lava over hot

The Army is pouring lava on its mine-resistant trucks in Afghanistan to help protect trucks' windshields.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:56am EST

DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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Soldier defers plea in WikiLeaks case

An Army private declined to enter a plea Thursday to charges he engineered the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 04:47pm EST

Annuitants give the Army an acquisition workforce boost

The military service depends on retired federal workers' expertise to help with policy development and buying goods and services. Congress extended the ability of agencies to hire annuitants through 2015. The Army said these experienced workers are helping to fill the acquisition workforce gaps that it created with huge reductions in the 1990s.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 05:20am EST
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Enterprise email forcing broader changes for the Army

The Army and DISA are using more disciplined processes to implement technology upgrades. Email-in-the-cloud also is giving the Army better a firmer cyber posture, and it opens the door for a host of emerging technologies because of better identity management.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:15am EST
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Army to resume moving email to the cloud March 17

Deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the Secretary of the Army certified the program as technically and financially sound.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 08:19pm EST

Panetta calls troop cuts in Europe 'necessary'

Two Germany-based Army brigades will be brought home in 2014. By 2017, the number of U.S. service members in Europe will drop from about 80,000 now to 70,000.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 09:45am EST

EPA recognizes DoD bases for energy savings

Gary McNeil, a co-manager of EPA's Combined Heat and Power Program, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss an award for energy savings earned by two military bases.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:36pm EST
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Army systems giving clearer picture of force readiness

The Enterprise Management Decision Support pulls data from 18 different databases to help senior leaders understand the state of divisions, brigades or battalions. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon said the system helped cut down the time it takes to collect this data by 90 percent.
February 16, 2012(Encore presentation April 12, 2012)

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:51pm EST
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Army on track to auditablity and oversight

Jim Watkins, the Army's director of accountability and audit readiness, says the Army wants to demonstrate to taxpayers that they're good stewards of the resources that taxpayers have provided.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 11:53am EST
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Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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DoD converts 17K civilian jobs under insourcing initiative

The finds of those 17,000 jobs, the Army brought the most contractor positions back to federal employees, 42 percent.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:39am EST

Monday morning federal headlines - Feb. 6, 2012

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive host Tom Temin discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air. Today's newscast includes (more) pay freeze proposals, Air Force personnel cuts and Obama's nominee to head OFPP.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 07:34am EST

US Army: Brigadier general has died in Afghanistan

A 49-year-old brigadier general died Friday in Afghanistan of apparent natural causes, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. soldier to die there, the military said Saturday.

Saturday - 02/04/2012, 04:17pm EST

In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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Air Force cuts personnel to meet revised mission

The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army's service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:25am EST
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