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'Backpack-able drones' could soon be deployed to troops on ground

Steven Gitlin, vice president of Aerovironment, which creates the backpackable drone formally known as the Switchblade Agile Munition Systems joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how it works.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 11:20am EDT
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Panel: Cyber Command progress report

For a progress report on how the military is combating the cyber threat and a look at the near term future, officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force cyber commands joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a special Federal News Radio panel discussion.

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 09:36am EDT
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House votes to honor first black Marines

The nation's first black Marines received a rare national tribute Tuesday as the House voted to award the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor given by Congress.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 06:22pm EDT

DoD works with industry to develop mobile needs

Young provided an update on mobility in the military and how the Pentagon is leveraging and tweaking commercial solutions to put mobile tools in troops' hands.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 09:45am EDT
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With DoD budget cuts, what's the future of the F-35?

Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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IT award recognizes system that sniffs out classified info

Davin Knolton, the assistant chief of staff at the Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., who created a system that searches for, finds and remediates classified information on unclassified systems, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his idea.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 09:06am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Lawmakers want U.S. steel in military vehicles

Senator Jay Rockefeller and a group of seven other senators said they want Deputy Secretary Ash Carter to change how the DoD buys metal for military vehicles.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 04:28pm EDT

Army may do away with car decals offering entry to bases

The Army says it could soon do away with the car decals that allow people through the security checkpoint when they drive on base.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 12:18pm EDT

DoD turns off Boeing Army Radio program

The Pentagon says the program costs too much to keep it going.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 07:40pm EDT

Army readies new network standards

The Army plans to release technical standards for its IT systems next year, in a process that leaders say will give greater predictability to industry. For the Army, the benefit will be an enterprise network that lets it quickly integrate new technologies as they come to market.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:25am EDT
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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT
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Medal of Honor recipient shies from 'hero' label

When President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, to Army Ranger Sfc.Leroy Arthur Petry, he became only the second living, active-duty service member to receive the honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:57pm EDT
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After decade of war, how are reserves holding up?

Retired Maj. Gen James Snyder, the assistant chief of the Army Reserves, discussed the challenges for reserves as they withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan and return to civilian life. Snyder spoke from the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:54pm EDT
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Odierno seeks more efficient Army readiness

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno discussed the Army's top priorities, including more efficient readiness for deployed troops at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:52pm EDT
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Chiarelli: Caring for troops' health doesn't end on battlefield

Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli discussed managing health in the field vs. Managing health for wounded warriors when they return home as well as some of the new programs for wounded vets. Chiarelli spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:51pm EDT
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Despite grounded perception, Army has strong presence in Pacific

Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski shared his perspective on the Army's mission and challenges in the Pacific. Wiercinski spoke with Federal News Radio from the Association of the U.S. Army 2011 conference.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 02:37pm EDT
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Reverse reviews: Soldiers rating their bosses?

Oct. 1 was the deadline for Army Officers to have completed at least one 360-degree evaluation, which includes reviews from superiors and subordinates, Army Times reports.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:32am EDT

Army aviators in high demand on the battlefront

Army aviators the soldiers who fly attack missions, ferry troops and supplies and evacuate the wounded are in ever-increasing demand even as America eyes the exits in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan conflict, which marked its 10th anniversary Friday, is in many ways a helicopter war.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:43pm EDT

Army, Navy construction amps up as contracts awarded

More than a dozen construction companies won spots on a multiple-award Army construction contract, worth $499 million. The also awarded an $11 million contract to restore and modernize a building in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 12:40pm EDT
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