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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

Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Tags: Humvee , armored truck , acquisition , DoD Report , budget , GAO , Army , USMC , DoD , Iraq , Federal Drive , Amanda Iacone

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT

DoD wants to shift $1 billion to Navy drones

DoD has asked Congress to reprogram $1 billion from accounts dedicated to building up Afghanistan's national security forces.

Tags: DoD , Navy , budget , drones , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Monday - 07/09/2012, 07:54am EDT

Biden, in leaked memo, told Obama war plan flawed

Tags: DoD , CIA , Barack Obama ,

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:28am EDT

US commander of Afghan war may shift to Europe

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the chief allied commander in Europe early next year as the war effort moves toward its final phase, a senior U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , John Allen , Marine Corps , Federal Drive , DoD Report , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 10:03am EDT

Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Army , Marine Corps

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Army data exposes drug trade in war zone

he U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other opiates during 2010 and 2011, newly obtained data shows. Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses during that time.

Tags: Army , DoD

Saturday - 04/21/2012, 01:54pm EDT

US helo crashes in Afghanistan with 4 US troops

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed on a nighttime mission in southwestern Afghanistan on Thursday, and initial reports from the scene indicated that as many as four soldiers may have been killed, a U.S. defense official said.

Tags: DoD , Army ,

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Contracting waste, fraud 'significant' in Afghanistan, IG says

The watchdog overseeing contract spending in Afghanistan said the amount of waste and fraud is "significant" in that country. "Contingency contracting is an area that is susceptible to waste, fraud and abuse, more so, certainly, than domestic government contracting," said Steven Trent, acting Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: Steven Trent , SIGAR , contracting , Federal Drive , DoD

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:01pm EDT
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