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6:35 am, October 20, 2014

On DoD

Wednesdays, 3 p.m.

The one-hour show focuses on the programs and policies that affect the Defense Department. Each week, defense reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.

On DoD: Army seeks to integrate cyber approach to electronic warfare efforts

Col. Jim Ekvall, chief of the electronic warfare division, joins Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu on this week's edition of On DoD.

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 11:31am EST
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On DoD: AUSA 2013

Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, deputy chief of staff for personnel (G-1), Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, Gen. Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology and director of the Army Acquisition Corps are featured in a special edition of On DoD this week covering the Association of the U.S. Army's (AUSA) annual meeting.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 11:33am EDT
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On DoD: Building more resilient soldiers, families and Army civilians

Col. Kenneth Riddle, director of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program teaches soldiers and their families life skills.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 11:21am EDT
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On DoD: Pentagon's JIE moves from planning to implementation

More than two years after the planning effort began, DoD's push to converge thousands of disparate IT enclaves into a more coherent structure is beginning to bear fruit.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 04:41pm EDT
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On DoD: Preserving the industrial base during the current defense downturn

Barry Watts, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and former head of the Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation at the Defense Department explains that the industrial base supporting defense is a lot smaller now as opposed to past spending reductions.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 10:49pm EDT
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On DoD: Information Analyis Centers work to preserve institutional knowledge within DoD

DoD's Information Analysis Centers, part of the larger Defense Technical Information Center, have the job of collecting, analyzing and disseminating the department's knowledge about science, technology and business processes so that a new program manager doesn't have to reinvent the wheel when he or she is faced with a tough problem. Our guest this week is Christopher Zember, the director of DoD's Information Analysis Centers. We discuss the historical role of IACs, how they've evolved through the years, and ongoing changes designed to support DoD's Better Buying Power initiative.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 07:11pm EDT
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On DoD: How sequestration could impact contractors

While at this relatively early stage of the budget cutting process it's difficult to quantify exactly what the effects have been or will be, on this week's show we'll hear some preliminary takes from two people the defense industry very closely: Elana Broitman, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy, and Marion Blakey, the CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 04:10pm EDT
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On DoD: Doney aims to shake up how DIA brings new technology on board

Dan Doney, the new chief innovation officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, talks about the agency's plan to change the way it interacts with industry and brings innovation to government.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 05:55pm EDT
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Iraq, Afghanistan wars revolutionizing civilian health-care

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, says the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are still teaching lessons to the civilian health-care community. Woodson joins Jared Serbu for the full hour on this week's edition of On DoD to discuss the evolution of military medicine.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 01:40pm EDT
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Report examines future trends in global defense spending

Jack Midgely, a director at Deloitte firm and the lead author of a new report on defense spending, is Jared Serbu's guest for this week's edition of On DoD.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:15pm EDT
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Iraq, Afghanistan wars revolutionizing civilian health-care

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, says the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are still teaching lessons to the civilian health-care community. Woodson joins Jared Serbu for the full hour on this week's edition of On DoD to discuss the evolution of military medicine.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 01:40pm EDT
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Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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2014 budget exposes longstanding Defense budget issues

On this week's On DoD, Defense budget expert Arnold Punaro discuss some of the long-term problems built into Pentagon spending.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:43pm EDT
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Budget turmoil creates hurdles for DoD auditability

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Tex.) is a certified public accountant who chaired a year-long series of hearings on DoD audit readiness for the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu for this week's On DoD.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 05:48pm EDT
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DoD makes slow progress towards clean 2017 audit

Mark Easton, DoD's deputy chief financial officer, says the challenges toward a clean audit are significant but the Pentagon is still optimistic.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 05:51pm EDT
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Army works to keep stateside technology up-to-date

Col. Mark Elliot is the director of the Army's LandWarNet Mission Command directorate, one of the organizations that helped develop capability set management as part of the NIE process. He talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu for this week's edition of On DoD.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 03:24pm EDT
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New DoD facilities going green

Mike Johnson, the associate vice chancellor for facilities at University of Arkansas led a National Academy of Sciences study of the new buildings for the Pentagon. He tells Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu in this week's On DoD that the costs and benefits of green buildings are hard to calculate but that DoD should continue the project in the meantime.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 03:20pm EST
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Army modernization plan threatened by sequestration

In this week's edition of On DoD, Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips, the military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about the Army's concern about automatic budget cuts, and the service's recently-unveiled 30-year modernization strategy.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 03:15pm EST
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Lawmakers decry impending DoD cuts

On this week's show, Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu talks about the impending cuts with two members of Congress, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness, and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), whose suburban Washington district includes a high concentration of DoD civilian employees.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:09pm EST
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Navy details two rounds of budget cutbacks for 2013

Round one is already in effect and includes a civilian hiring freeze, cancellation of conferences, cutbacks on training, and a reduction in IT spending for the Navy. Round two would involve unpaid civilian furloughs, operational reductions for deployed ships, and cuts to tuition assistance for sailors.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 05:14am EST
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