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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

House committee strips funding for Army email cloud

A House committee cut funding for the project in the 2012 budget by 98 percent.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:38pm EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

New Army ammo: better, stronger, greener

The Army is set to show off a new ammunition with improved accuracy and higher velocity, improved hard target capability, more consistent soft target performance, and a significantly increased range of these effects.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 09:40am EDT

All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Which feds make the most money?

Feds who make more than $180,000 a year make up less than one percent of the federal workforce. Leading that pack are doctors, lawyers and dentists. Doctors held roughly eight out of 10 of the top-salaried jobs.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 01:50pm EDT

Army readies second apps challenge

The Army will open its next Apps for Army challenge to industry and the public, officials said Friday. The process is focused on developing capabilities that are not dependent on any particular platform.

Monday - 05/02/2011, 07:29am EDT

Next Apps for Army contest open to public

The Army is working on another "Apps for the Army" content, this time opening it up to the public and industry.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 06:43pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Getting the right equipment to the warfighter

Command Sergeant Major Bernard C. McPherson, command sergeant major of PEO Soldier, explains how budget cuts will affect his organization's ability to fund research and development for the equipment needed by troops.

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 04:55pm EDT
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Army picks Android

The Army has picked the Google android as the operating system they want to put in the hands of troops on the ground.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 11:40am EDT

Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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Army awards $2.5 billion operations contracts

The Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command awarded 36 contracts under its OPTARSS II program. The program provides DoD with operational planning, training and more.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 06:44pm EDT

Army's BRAC traffic plan flawed

A new report finds the Pentagon used faulty data when it decided to relocate 6,400 Department of Defense workers from Crystal City to Alexandria's Mark Center as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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