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Army News

Medal of Honor recipient asks to return to duty

US officials: Medal of Honor recipient asks Army to bring him back to active duty

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 11:20am EDT

Most furloughed Fort Lee civilian workers recalled

Most of Fort Lee's furloughed Department of Defense civilian workers recalled

Monday - 10/07/2013, 07:20am EDT

Sequestration causing backups at DoD repair depots

Army and Marine Corps officials are citing cutbacks to the workforce at government-operated facilities that repair military equipment as the reason for less equipment getting back in the hands of warfighters.

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 05:31am EDT
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Army CIO LTG Lawrence retires

Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence announced today is her last day in uniform after 41 years in the Army. She leaves a legacy as the Army CIO who oversaw a huge amount of change over the last two years.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 03:14pm EDT

Army gets the green light for major IT security reorganization

Congress approves a $175 million spending package that will let the Army move ahead with plans to consolidate 400 IT security watchtowers down to around a dozen. The cyber initiative is part of broader effort to move the entire DoD toward the Joint Information Environment.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Military: Budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

Military: US ships ready to strike Syria, but budget cuts threaten such future operations

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 02:08pm EDT

Replica Flying Fortress offers peek into WWII history

Federal Drive's Tom Temin lives a life-long dream as he soars above the Maryland countryside in a B-17 bomber. The aircraft, operated by the Liberty Foundation, is one of the few such bombers still flying.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:23pm EDT

Army, Air Force sign up for shared network architecture

The Army says it has more next-generation network capacity than it needs, and the Air Force has the opposite problem. A new agreement to share infrastructure will save the Air Force more than $1 billion.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:24am EDT

Army Reserve leverages private sector money to train soldiers

The Army Reserve has kicked off a program where it will partner with the private sector to help fund its large-scale training exercises. Lt. Gen. Jeff Talley, the chief of the Army Reserve, said the initiative capitalizes on what he sees as one of the Reserve's strengths: its members' connection to private employers.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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Army Reserve struggles to fill midgrade ranks

Signing up new recruits is not a problem for the Army Reserve. Getting them to stay long enough to fill slots for midgrade and senior enlisted positions is another matter.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 05:38am EDT
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How effective is simulated training? GAO cites gaps in Army, Marine Corps data

A new study by the Government Accountability Office says the Army and Marine Corps need to develop a set of metrics to better measure the benefits of simulation-based training over live training.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:46pm EDT
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Manning takes stand, apologizes for hurting US

Army Private Bradley Manning apologizes for giving classified documents to WikiLeaks. His sentencing hearing is raising questions about Army commanders' ability to spot mental health issues.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:17am EDT

Army Corps of Engineers worries about a shrinking pool of talent

The Army Corps of Engineering is already having difficulty recruiting candidates for certain fields, and is convinced the problem will worsen unless STEM graduation rates increase.

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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As DoD builds its first mobile infrastructure, officials try to avoid past mistakes

Defense Department's decision to centralize management of mobile technology is borne out of painful lessons from regular old wired IT networks. Budget pressure, officials say, makes it easier to sell the concept of doing things once and sharing the results.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:11am EDT
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Furloughs have feds singing the sequestration blues

Furloughs for civilian Defense Department employees officially kicked off this week. That has many employees singing the blues -- literally.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:58pm EDT

Berry Amendment, Congress' to do list, and lobbying

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the Berry Amendment is affecting troop supplies, what's ahead for Congress when its members return from vacation, and the lobbying activities of companies that supply goods and services associated with the July 4th holiday.
July 4, 2013

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 06:28pm EDT
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Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases by 2017 to reduce spending as wars end

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:20am EDT

Army IT Agency showing the value, potential of emerging technologies

Greg Garcia, the director of the Army's IT Agency, said the organization has been piloting a virtualized desktop initiative and almost is ready to move into full production.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:27am EDT
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WikiLeaks trial shifting to Afghan war video

The court-martial of a U.S. Army private who gave troves of classified material to the website WikiLeaks is shifting in its second week to specific items he sent.

Monday - 06/10/2013, 10:53am EDT

Senators blast military response to sex assaults

Pentagon brass calls sexual assault 'like a cancer,' but insists commanders keep authority

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 02:48am EDT
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