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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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Symantec software crashed military health database

Symantec's Veritas storage software had caused a shutdown of a military health database.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 04:20pm EST

Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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Special operations expanding as wars recede

War is going back under wraps _ that's the next-generation plan put forth by the special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 09:59am EST

Army praised for management turnaround at Arlington cemetery

The investigative agency that originally detailed huge management problems at Arlington National Cemetery a year and a half ago says there's been a dramatic improvement. The challenge now is maintaining the momentum.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:42am EST
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APNewsBreak: Army to cut combat brigades

The U.S. Army plans to slash the number of combat brigades from 45 to as low as 32 in a broad restructuring of its fighting force aimed at cutting costs and reducing the service by about 80,000 soldiers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plans.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 08:11pm EST

Army updates policy on flying unmanned aircraft in U.S.

The Army uses the drones for warfighter training and unspecified "domestic operations" in civilian airspace.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 09:41am EST

VanRoekel helping Congress grasp benefits of cloud

The federal CIO said he's not concerned that the administration's cloud initiative will fall victim to the same types of roadblocks lawmakers set out for e-government seven years ago. VanRoekel said members of Congress need data on the value cloud computing brings. He also said vendor management organizations and mobile computing are among his short term priorities.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:05pm EST
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What will military force of 2020 look like?

Col. Kevin Felix, the chief of the Future Warfare Division at the Army Capabilites Integration Center, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent seminar examining the future force and the virtual training available for troops at home.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:09pm EST
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What has the Army learned in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Col. Thomas Roe, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, offers insight on how the Army takes what it has learned from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq and is applying it to future conflicts.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 12:03pm EST
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Panetta: Army to withdraw 2 brigades from Europe

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday the Army will withdraw two combat brigades from Europe as part of a broad reorienting of U.S. forces and instead rotate units in and out of the region, presumably from U.S. bases.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 08:29pm EST

Army's migration to cloud email pushed back at least 45 days

Congress wants two reports on enterprise email: one from the Army that is due by Jan. 31 and another from DoD CIO Teri Takai by June. Army deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the requirement for a report caused the service to delay the program for 30 days and would push back the final migration date to at least mid-May.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 02:14pm EST

Army awards $250M data center contract

The service hires eight vendors to provide private cloud computing services.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 03:56pm EST

Spec-Ops troops learn to be gumshoes

Fort Bragg's Special Warfare Center shows how the U.S. has turned hunting terror networks into half-science, half-art-form since the al-Qaida attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 05:19pm EST
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