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For the first time in the memory of any currently-serving member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified at a single hearing Thursday. Their message: Don't add a seventh.
The use senior mentors — retired military officers or former high-level civilian officials hired as contractors — has dropped precipitously in the year and a half since the Defense Department instituted stiffer conflict-of-interest rules and a pay cap, according to an inspector general's report issued last week.
Col. Steve Zotti, the chief of staff for Marine Forces Cyber Command, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris that cyberspace links together nearly all the other domains.
The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.
The bracelets commemorate friends who were killed in action and vary in design; some are rubber, some are metal. But they're considered unauthorized jewelry, and the Marine Corps has banned them.
After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.
The Maritime Administration's mission is to improve and strengthen the U.S. marine transportation system to meet the economic, environmental and security needs of the Nation.
The Navy has released its draft solicitation for its huge Next Generation Enterprise Network project, which replaces the current Navy-Marine Corps Intranet and could end up being the largest private IT network in the world. The draft RFP is the last step — and the last opportunity for industry to comment — before Navy issues a final RFP.
How does your agency compare to others when it comes to allowing employees to telework? The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey gives some insight.
Host Derrick Dortch is joined by Retireed U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude.
September 23, 2011(Encore presentation October 7, 2011)
In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.
The Navy and Army told the House Armed Services Committee they were on track to meet the 2017 deadline to have clean financial audit. The Army Corps of Engineers already achieved the goal and the Marine Corps is well on its way as well.
Each service will have a board to approve technology buys. The Department of the Navy CIO established the level for sign-off at $1 million, but the Navy and Marine Corps set their thresholds much lower. The goal is to gain more control than ever over IT purchases in order to reduce the technology budget by 25 percent over the next five years.
The Navy and Marines want the private sector to help them come up with replacements for petroleum based fuels as part of the departments' efforts at reducing their reliance on foreign sources of energy.
Trying to change the culture-driven patterns of IT spending in the military services by issuing edicts would not work, and should not work, the Pentagon's chief information officer said. She said she sees her role as making sure the services have what they need, and that their IT efforts benefit DoD as an enterprise.
The Department of Navy is moving in a different direction for the follow-on to the NMCI contract. Officials said they are unsure how many contract awards they will make.
In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes
A marine who took pot shots at the Pentagon says he didn't do it for the reasons most people think. Learn more in today's DoD Report.
There's a new web portal for Navy and the Marine Corps. Learn more in today's DoD Report
Brigadier General Loretta Reynolds has become the first female commander of the Marine Corps' historic recruit depot at Parris Island, S.C.