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5:32 am, July 13, 2014

DoD News

DoD on track to reach auditability

Host Francis Rose talked to Mark Easton, deputy chief financial officer at the Defense Department, about DoD's efforts to reach auditability.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 05:10pm EST
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5 tips for small businesses to get ahead in 2014

Experts offer advice to small firms at the AFCEA NOVA event Tuesday to prosper in the federal marketplace.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:23am EST
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Army identifies up to $100 million in fraud in recruiting payments

The Army's audit arm finds huge accountability holes in a years-long program that recruited 130,000 soldiers. The program most likely violated federal law from the get-go, officials say.

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 03:45am EST
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DIA chief: Snowden leaks lead to Pentagon change

Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told the House Intelligence Committee that his agency has to assume that former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden took every document he accessed, and that much of it concerned Pentagon programs.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 07:50pm EST

Ukranian protesters push for change

The leaders of Ukraine's protest movement that's all but shut-down the government for more than two months say they will seek constitutional changes to weaken the president's powers. The changes are expected to be discussed in parliament as the country wades through a stalemate. Protesters are refusing to leave their encampment in downtown Kiev or vacate buildings they occupy, but they say they will abide by a truce they agreed to.

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 08:48am EST

Gunman's doctor before rampage: 'No problem there'

AP Exclusive: Doctors described gunman before shootings as 'clear and focused;' denied stress

Sunday - 02/02/2014, 12:20pm EST

Congress looks at Navy contracting practices

The House Oversight Committee is looking into Navy contracting practices amid a widening federal probe into a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of offering prostitution services and pricey vacations to Navy officers.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:40pm EST

Navy admiral is Obama's pick to take reins of NSA

Navy admiral is Obama's choice to take reins of troubled NSA and US Cyber Command

Friday - 01/31/2014, 04:30pm EST

DoD Comptroller Robert Hale to leave position

The Defense Department's Robert Hale will step down from his position as comptroller and chief financial officer. President Barack Obama has nominated Mike McCord, principal deputy undersecretary of Defense, to replace Hale.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 09:56am EST

Air Force: 92 implicated in nuke cheating scandal

Air Force secretary: Stress and fear fueled cheating scandal; 92 nuclear officers implicated

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:00am EST

Senate looks to shore up voting protections for overseas feds

Despite recent reforms, senators see holes in voting protections for military members and feds serving overseas. A new bill would add new requirements for both DoD and local election officials.

Friday - 01/31/2014, 03:50am EST
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Size of civilian federal workforce increases, but more feds eligible to retire

The departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security account for 94 percent of the growth in the number of civilian employees within the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 02:03pm EST
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Recommendations attempt to raise acquisition, cyber consciousness

GSA and DoD release six suggestions for how to better integrate cybersecurity in the acquisition progress. The recommendations are one of the deliverables under the cyber Executive Order President Obama signed last February. GSA will release a RFI in the coming weeks to let industry and others comment on how best to begin implementation.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 04:20am EST
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Air Force secretary sees 'systemic' problems in nuclear workforce

Air Force's new civilian leader returns from tour of the service's nuclear sites with a dim assessment of the workforce's leader development and training culture. In 60 days, the service will recommend an action plan to the Pentagon.

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 03:50am EST
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Congress handcuffing Pentagon cost cutters

Todd Harrison, senior fellow at the Center For Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, joins host Francis Rose about the limited choices Defense Department cost-cutters face.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 06:00pm EST
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On DoD: DIA's innovation strategy

On this week's show, Dan Doney, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief innovation officer, spends the full hour with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu to talk about a few key elements of DIA's 2014 innovation strategy.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:39pm EST
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Senators urge about-face on new military retirement cuts

Pentagon leaders expressed disappointment on Tuesday at the retiree cost of living cuts under the Ryan-Murray budget deal and urged Congress to repeal them. But officials also pressed lawmakers to wait for an independent study group's conclusions before making more piecemeal changes to the military compensation system.

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:06am EST
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CBP Drone shot down

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine, flight crew put down a CBP unmanned aircraft system in the Pacific Ocean 20 miles southwest of San Diego, at about 1:15 a.m. PST Monday. While on patrol off the Southern California coast, the unmanned aircraft, a maritime variant of the Predator B, experienced a mechanical failure. The crew determined that the UAS would be unable to return to where it originated in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and put the aircraft down in the water. The cause of the failure is unknown. There were no injuries as a result of this emergency landing.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 02:06pm EST

CAPE RAY gets underway

Department of Defense announced the deployment of M/V Cape Ray from Portsmouth, Va. M/V Cape Ray is the primary contribution of the Department of Defense toward international efforts to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons material program. Over the last several months, hundreds of government and contract personnel have worked tirelessly to prepare the vessel to neutralize Syrian chemical materials and precursors using proven hydrolysis technology. This achievement could not have been possible without these remarkable contributions.

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 02:05pm EST

Budget constraints force Army to make tough choices about modernization

The Army's senior leaders have made clear for months that their service's end strength will have to decrease as a result of budget pressure. But the cutbacks can't be only to personnel. Some of the Army's major modernization priorities will have to be sidelined, at least for now.

Monday - 01/27/2014, 04:16am EST
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