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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD releases missing piece of 2015 budget; defense acquisition 'good enough'

The Defense Department's request for its overseas contingency operations is about $20 billion less than initial estimates. Former Defense officials say realistic goals and managed expectations usually spelled success for weapons systems.

Tags: DoD , OMB , Overseas Contingency Operations , Christopher Lamb , David Vinlet , technology , mobile computing , cybersecurity , Dick Ginman , acquisition , Industry , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:49am EDT

Bonus pay is part of Air Force nuke force reforms

The Air Force intends to offer bonus money and other incentives to members of its nuclear missile corps as part of a broader plan to fix what ails the force.

Tags: pay , DoD , bonus

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 11:50am EDT

On DoD: William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition is Jared Serbu's guest for the full hour on this edition of On DoD. LaPlante talks with Jared about his five top priorities' for Air Force acquisition.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , DoD , William LaPlante

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose, Air Force (Ret.), Meyerrose Group

A computer hacker facing up to 20 years in prison is free after helping the federal government stop hundreds of cyberattacks. He taught agencies how to protect millions of dollars and cripple the hacker group Anonymous. Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose was chief information officer for three Air Force commands and three joint combatant commands. He was also the first CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and is now president of the Meyerrose Group. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what kind of precedence this sets for future cybersecurity policies.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , cybersecurity , hacking , Meyerrose Group , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 06/02/2014, 05:24pm EDT
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Jonathan Baker, Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate

One thousand things have to go right to launch a rocket into space successfully, according to the Air Force. Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, is a finalist for a Service to America medal in the Call to Service category. Jonathan helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches. View a gallery of Sammies finalists. Also, Read a Q&A with Baker.

Tags: Jonathan Baker , Service to America Medals , Sammies , In Depth , people

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:15pm EDT
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Baker saves $4B on purchase of Air Force rockets

Jonathan Baker, deputy chief engineer of the Delta IV Launch System at the Air Force Space and Missile Center Launch Systems Directorate in El Segundo, California, helped save the Air Force billions of dollars and a lot of stress on its satellite launches.

Tags: Jonathan Baker , Sammies , Service to America Medals ,

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 02:41pm EDT

Col. Lee Ellis, Author, Leadership Expert

Isolated, exploited and tortured for years on end at the Hoa Loa prison in Vietnam--the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Alongside the late Adm. Denton and Sen. John McCain, Col. Lee Ellis was a prisoner of war for more than five years. He tells Federal News Radio's Lauren Larson about his time as a POW and what it taught him about leadership.

Tags: Lee Ellis , Hanoi Hilton , Hoa Loa , federal drive

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 10:42am EDT
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Nuclear missile base flunked security drill

According to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press, armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon. The AP's Robert Burns writes, "the previously unreported failure, which the Air Force called a `critical deficiency,' was the reason the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana flunked its broader safety and security inspection."

Tags: nuclear missile base , ap , Robert Burns , 341st Missile Wing , Malmstrom

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 06:28pm EDT

Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Tags: Richard Rast , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Air Force Research Laboratory , Michael OConnell , In Depth , technology ,

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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