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Some lawmakers growing more receptive to BRAC

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Katherine Hammack , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Shrinking force size and changing force structure are two reasons the Defense Department continues to push for another round of base realignment and closure. The Army will likely shrink the most of any of the services, and they are already returning 21 locations to their home countries in Europe. But most members of Congress still oppose another BRAC round in the States. Katherine Hammack is Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Pentagon is making some progress.

Tags: Katherine Hammack , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 08/18/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack, is back from a round of visits to Army bases to see how they're dealing with climate change. She says readiness is dependent upon how they prepare for a future of limited energy resources. She explained what she saw on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Katherine Hammack , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:06pm EDT
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Lt. Col. Jason Borg, Base Engineer, Army

Closing an operating base in Afghanistan isn't as simple as packing up and moving out. The Army is taking care to leave the land as it was before soldiers found it. Army Lt. Col. Jason Borg works as a base engineer at the International Security Assistance Force joint command. He spoke via satellite from Afghanistan with Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about the logistical ballet.

Tags: Jason Borg , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 09:30am EDT
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Lt. Col. Bob Saxon, Enterprise Management Decisions Support, Army

Big data success at the Army's Enterprise Management Decisions Support earns that team an honor. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon receives the 2014 GOVTek GTRA Executive Technology Award for Excellence in Big Data. Saxon is system program manager for the EMDS. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how big data will impact decision making in the military.

Tags: Bob Saxon , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 08/11/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Lauren Oleksyk, Army NSRDEC

Move over MRE's, the Army is developing 3D food printers for soldiers in the field. If successful, soldiers will instantly have access to their food of choice by pressing the print button. The new technology could save money, avoid wasted food and give soldiers more food choices. Lauren Oleksyk is the food leader at the Army's Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new project.

Tags: 3-D printing , Lauren Oleksyk , Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center , technology , DoD , innovation , food

Friday - 08/08/2014, 07:30am EDT
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Army general officer killed in Afghanistan

The reality of losing an American general in Afghanistan is setting in. "Even our generals are out there, many of whom have served many tours of duty both in Afghanistan and Iraq, leading America's sons and daughters, and that's something we should all think about from time to time," says RET. Army LT. General Harold Swan. Army MAJ. Harold Greene was killed in an insider attack yesterday in Kabul City, Afghanistan.

Tags: attack , Afghanistan , Harold Swan , Harold Greene , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 11:40am EDT

Lt. Gen. David Barno, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

A steady flow of policy documents details how the branches of the military -- and the Defense Department as a whole -- will prepare for the wars of the future. But the changing nature of warfare may have the United States preparing for the wrong war. Retired Army Lt. Gen. David Barno is senior fellow and co-director of the Responsible Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. He was the first Commander of Military Operations-Afghanistan. He writes on War On The Rocks, under the title "The Shadow Wars of the 21st Century," that war is morphing. He explained how on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: David Barno , DoD , In Depth

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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Army focuses energy investments on soldier power

The Army says the alternative and renewable energy industry should not look to the military as a giant source of investment capital for new technologies. But there are a few exceptions to that rule.

Tags: DoD , Green government , industry , Richard Kidd , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:02am EDT
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Lynn Dugle, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

The Army plans to say goodbye to more than 130,000 soldiers this year. To help troops move on with their lives the service is partnering with private employers who can provide job training. A new program will train some to enter the automotive industry. One of the partners is Raytheon. Lynn Dugle is president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new program.

Tags: Lynn Dugle , Raytheon , intelligence

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 10:18pm EDT
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