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Pentagon Solutions: Army aims for net zero energy

Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations & Environment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Lockheed to fly intel blimps over Afghanistan

The Army contract calls for 29 blimp-like vehicles that will carry sophisticated surveillance equipment above the terrain of Afghanistan for constant intelligence.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 09:40am EDT

DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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General Dynamics wins Army contract extension

The Army has awarded a $286 million contract to General Dynamics for the production of air-to-ground rockets. Under the contract, the Hydra-70 rockets are to be delivered by April 2015.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 08:40am EDT

Oshkosh wins $226 million Army contract

The Army has awarded the Oshkosh Corporation a $226 million contract for 5,131 underbody improvement kits for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle.

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 08:06pm EDT

Pentagon prepares for another uniform change

After losing the dreaded black berets, Army soldiers who work at the Pentagon face yet another uniform change. They will soon abandon the current combat uniform for more businesslike attire.

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Reporters' roundup: Pentagon soldiers to shed camouflage

Soldiers working at the Pentagon will trade their combat camouflage for business-like uniforms.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:40pm EDT
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Fort Belvoir chosen for Army museum

Virginia has been chosen as the home of the National Museum of the U.S. Army.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 11:40am EDT

Soldiers e-vote down berets

The Army has decided to make some changes to its image... after hearing from soldiers on Facebook. Raymond Chandler, Sergeant Major of the Army explains how it works.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 02:36pm EDT
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Bye-bye beret: Army Combat Uniform changes

The soft patrol cap will replace the black beret, at least for wear with the Army combat uniform, and some insignia will be sewn, losing the Velcro, the Army announced Saturday.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 10:18am EDT

Collaboration lessons from Army, Marine Corps training

GAO's Sharon Pickup explains how the Army and Marine Corps are working together and how your agency can work with other agencies to achieve a common goal.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:15pm EDT
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Army acquisition chief to resign

Malcolm O'Neill, the Army's assistant secretary for acquisitions, logistics and technology will resign his post for personal reasons, he told colleagues in an email Tuesday.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 01:53pm EDT

Northrop wins follow-on biometrics task order

The task order was awarded under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 2 Services indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command - National Capital Region.

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:40am EDT

Army to test, fix communications tech at home, not abroad

The service wants to put certain software and hardware in a real-world environment to see how it would perform in conditions similar to those in combat. The process also will influence how the Army buys technology in the future.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:45pm EDT

Army heeding call for acquisition reforms

The Secretary of the Army said Wednesday that the service agreed with most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel on reforming its acquisition process. Secretary John McHugh told Congress the Army was moving forward with 63 of the 76 recommendations.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 06:46pm EDT
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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

BRAC side effect: Greener buildings

Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Ft. Meade commander sees more growth after BRAC

In a column for Federal News Radio, Ft. Meade Commander Col. Dan Thomas says, "By this fall, the official worker population of Fort Meade will have grown to more than 48,000. This is 13,000 more personnel than we had three years ago - you do the math: if BRAC growth is 5,400, who are all these other people?"

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 11:01am EDT
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DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT
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