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Army News

Army to cut 9,000 civilian jobs

The Army plans to cut nearly 9,000 civilian jobs by October of next year, Federal Times reports. Army Secretary John McHugh ordered Army leaders to start cutting staffing as part of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiatives.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 10:55am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 8

On Today's Federal Drive: The effect of the S&P downgrade on federal agencies, GSA rethinks new pay-for-parking rule and the Army cuts civilian personnel.

Monday - 08/08/2011, 08:26am EDT

Army to cut thousands of jobs

Half the cuts will come from the Army's Installation Management Command -- that's almost 12 per cent of the total workforce at the command.

Friday - 08/05/2011, 05:02pm EDT

Army looking for temperature-adjusting fabrics

This "environmentally responsive" material would constantly adjust to outside conditions as well as body heat.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 07:35pm EDT

Army responds to acquistion report

Tom Hawley, deputy undersecretary of the Army, and Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, discuss the Army's new acquisition in a press conference.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 04:00pm EDT

Army asserts progress on acquisition reforms

An Army-commissioned study finds that since 1996, the service has spent more than a billion dollars per year on defense systems that wound up being cancelled. Army leaders say they recognize the problem, and have already begun moving aggressively toward reform.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 09:50am EDT

DoD presses ahead on secure smartphones

Android devices are next up in DoD's effort to get off-the-shelf smartphones up to snuff with the Pentagon's security needs. Also, the Army looks for a better way to do two-factor authentication on mobile devices.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:03am EDT

Feds won't fight bankruptcy by married gay couples

Federal officials no longer plan to contest joint bankruptcy pleadings brought by legally married same-sex couples, a Department of Justice spokeswoman said Friday.

Friday - 07/08/2011, 08:12pm EDT

FBI joins Army investigation at Arlington Cemetery

The FBI has joined Army agents investigating possible criminal practices at Arlington National Cemetery that may have surrounded the burial of eight sets of cremated human remains found in urns in a single grave.

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 05:56pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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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