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DoD officials celebrate opening of new Walter Reed hospital

The hospital is a merger of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The Army moved patients from the Washington facility to the Bethesda campus and a new hospital at Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 10:21am EST

Joint Chiefs argue against National Guard representation

For the first time in the memory of any currently-serving member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified at a single hearing Thursday. Their message: Don't add a seventh.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:03am EST
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Dempsey advises against adding National Guard to Joint Chiefs

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said he will recommend to Congress that the chief of the National Guard bureau not become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He announced the decision ahead of expected Congressional testimony later this week so service members would hear it from him first, before hearing it on the news.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 07:21am EST

Stats show Army 'likes' social media

More than 1 million people like the Army's Facebook page and more than 100,000 people follow the Army on Twitter.

Monday - 11/07/2011, 04:51pm EST

Army software filters classified info

The software can stop someone from uploading a secret document, pinpoint the location of the breach, and notify administrators.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 06:48pm EDT

Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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Army war games tackles future capabilities

Unified Quest is an annual scenario-planning exercise for the Army to examine future force development.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:49pm EDT

Army prepares new set of network standards

The Army is preparing to publish a new set of standards that will dictate what technology is allowed to operate on its network. Officials say the integrated network baseline will let the service do a better job of keeping up with the technology cycle by adopting, common, open standards, without dictating precisely what technologies they'll allow. The Army also plans to require any vendors who want to participate in its huge Network Integration Evaluation to comply with the baseline.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 12:57pm EDT

'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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