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Report: Safety systems for Afghan IEDs inadequate

The watchdog for spending in Afghanistan is warning commanders that a safety system to protect U.S. troops from roadside bombs is incomplete or inadequate.

Tags: oversight , SIGAR , John Sopko , IEDs ,

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 11:28am EDT

Continuing resolution, Harriers, Israeli technology & prescription drug shortages

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will talk about what's next for sequestration, options for repairing the Harrier jet, technology that Israel could use to respond to the Iranian nuclear threat, and why certain medications may be in short supply.
October 4, 2012

Tags: acquisition , continuing resolution , sequestration , F-35 , Harrier AV-8B , Marine Corps , Iran , nuclear weapons , atom bomb , Medicare , Grey Market , Allen Scott , Rob Levinson , Kevin Brancato , Christine Ryan , Michael Oren , Brian Rye , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 06:07pm EDT
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Army tests body armor tailored for female soldiers

>Members of a female engagement team from the 101st Airborne Division, who will be directly interacting with Afghan women during the coming deployment, have been equipped with the female prototypes of the newest generation of Army tactical vests.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , body armor , Federal Drive , Army

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:23pm EDT

As new vets go online, VA and others follow

Tech-savvy vets finding support online.

Tags: technology , Veterans Affairs , Army Reserve , DoD , VFW , American Legion , GI Bill

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 05:28pm EDT

War-weary US is numbed to drumbeat of troop deaths

>After nearly 11 years, many by now have grown numb to the sting of losing soldiers like Pfc. Shane W. Cantu of Corunna, Mich. He died of shrapnel wounds in the remoteness of eastern Afghanistan, not far from the getaway route that Osama bin Laden took when U.S. forces invaded after Sept. 11, 2001, and began America's longest war.

Tags: DoD , Osama bin Laden , Army

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 10:34am EDT

U.S. commander in Afghanistan reveals new security measures

Gen. John Allen said he was focusing on re-vetting the 16,000 local police stationed throughout the country.

Tags: John Allen , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 09/07/2012, 08:08am EDT

General admits leading cyber attacks in Afghanistan

Marine Lt. Gen Richard Mills told an audience at a conference in Baltimore last that he led cyber attacks in Afghanistan.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , cyber attacks , Richard Mills , Federal Drive , In Depth

Monday - 08/27/2012, 09:24am EDT

Feds charge Army officer, 2 others in fraud scheme

An Army Reserve lieutenant colonel and two former Special Forces soldiers were indicted Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme to win military contracts in Afghanistan.

Tags: DoD , Army , Special Forces , DoD Report

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 08:16pm EDT

Rising Afghan insider attacks imperil US strategy

In just the past 10 days, Afghan forces have attacked their coalition partners seven times, killing nine Americans.

Tags: President Barack Obama , DoD , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 08/20/2012, 07:09pm EDT
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