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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

State's lack of middle managers risks diplomacy

The State Department has a gap in its work force. It has too few experienced, mid-level career foreign service employees. It's the result of several factors...and it's a serious problem.

Tags: GAO , State Departement , workforce , Federal Drive , Iraq , Pakistan , budget

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 01:25pm EDT

Congress eyes probe into Army program

Congress is poised to launch an investigation into why Army leaders have resisted requests to provide battlefield units with a specific computer program that helps troops locate and clear roadside bombs.

Tags: Army , DoD , Congress , Palantir Technologies , Duncan Hunter

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:46pm EDT
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