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President Obama and the 2010 State of the Union

If federal workers listen closely to the State of the Union address, they can get a good sense of what agency priorities are going to be for the upcoming year.

Tags: Lurita Doan , Barack Obama , 111th Congress , State of the Union , ARRA , healthcare reform , fiscal commission , Waxman-Markey , Iraq , Haiti , budget

Monday - 01/25/2010, 11:40am EST
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More robots, faster!

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Rick Lynch , Army , Iraq ,

Monday - 08/17/2009, 10:52am EDT

Passing the Torch.

Now that President Obama has named New York Congressman John McHugh to be the next Secretary of the Army, the man who now has the job -- Pete Geren - can look back on his career as he ponders his future. Geren became acting secretary in March 2007 amidst the crisis in medical care for soldiers. He's overseen deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He became secretary in his own right when the President asked him to stay on earlier this year.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Obama , John McHugh , Pete Geren ,

Friday - 07/10/2009, 09:48am EDT

White House Numerology

Lurita Doan's "12 Days of Consider This"

Tags: Barack Obama , White House , stimulus , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , federal debt , unemployment , terrorists , Al Qaeda , appropriations , MIT , DARPA , GDP

Monday - 12/07/2009, 03:08pm EST
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New report: alternative energy methods key to securing troops on battlefield

Gen. Charles Wald of Deloitte discusses a recent report he co-wrote.

Tags: technology , Iraq , Energy , defense , DoD , Deloitte , Gen. Charles Wald , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 11/20/2009, 06:09pm EST
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More Troops

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the size of the Army will be increased temporarily by 22,000 soldiers. It's an effort to help meet the needs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other missions around the world. Gates previously increased the size of the Army and the Marine Corps after becoming Secretary of Defense. He says more troops are needed in Afghanistan because of the worsening violence there

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Defense Secretary Robert Gates , Army , Marine Corps

Tuesday - 07/21/2009, 02:39pm EDT

Analyst: Lessons of Iraq can be applied in Afghanistan

Former NSC staffer under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama says the surge can work in Afghanistan as it did in Iraq.

Tags: management , contracting , defense , Brett McGurk , NSC , national security , Harvard , CFR , Iraq ,

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 09:46am EST
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Contract oversight improves in Afghanistan

It's not everyday that a high-profile Senator compares your contracting shop to the "Wild West." But that's exactly what Missouri's Claire McCaskill said last week about agencies keeping watch on contracts in Iraq.

Tags: contracting , Iraq , Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction , Stuart Bowen

Monday - 02/22/2010, 09:08am EST
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