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Memorial Day salute

More than summer road trips and barbecues, Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey and a former soldier with 30 years of service reflect.

Tags: Mike Causey , Memorial Day , Arlington National Cemetery , military ,

Monday - 05/25/2015, 03:00am EDT

Nora Bensahel, School of International Service, American University

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has nominated senior officers to lead the Army and Navy. He recommends Adm. John Richardson to be the next chief of Naval operations, and Gen. Mark Milley to be the Army's next chief of staff. Both now face Senate confirmation. What sorts of challenges will they face atop these military branches? Nora Bensahel, a distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some answers.

Tags: Nora Bensahel , American University , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD , Ashton Carter , Navy , John Richardson , Mark Milley

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 08:54am EDT

Sisson: No higher calling than serving the American people

Women of Washington hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black talk to Barbara Sisson, assistant chief of the Army Reserve.

Tags: Barbara Sisson , Women of Washington , Army Reserve , DoD , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 12:48pm EDT

Fort Knox becomes first U.S. base to generate its own electric supply

The base made famous for its large gold vault is the first in the country to operate independently from the civilian power grid, thanks to generous supplies of natural gas directly beneath it. But officials say they wouldn't have achieved the milestone without previous steps to invest in geothermal energy and other conservation measures.

Tags: DoD , Fort Knox , R.J. Dyrdek , Green government , Continuity of operations , Utility energy service contract , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:41am EDT

Col. Joseph Dupont, Project Manager, Electronic Warfare, U.S. Army

The Army's electronic warfare capabilities have been an important tool during the war in Iraq. They've taken a big evolutionary step with the new Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool. It's designed to give soldiers more options in dealing with improvised explosive devices, and it won't necessarily destroy local infrastructure when deployed. Col. Joseph Dupont, the Project Manager of the Electronic Warfare office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the tool.

Tags: Joseph Dupont , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Electronic Warfare

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 09:39am EDT

A Conversation with Brigadier General John G. Ferrari

What are the U.S. Army's key strategic and operational objectives? How is the Army restructuring its aviation portfolio? How is the Army using analytics to inform decision-making and resource allocation? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Brigadier General John Ferrari, Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the U.S. Army's deputy chief of staff.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , DoD , John Ferrari

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 08:56am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is creating a new commodity technology shared service provider to serve the Pentagon and other locations in the Washington, D.C. area. DoD will issue a memo in the coming weeks to merge the Army's IT agency and other IT service providers into the Defense Information System Agency. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller has exclusive details of this new shared services set up. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review them.

Tags: Jason Miller , commodity technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Shared services , Inside the Reporters Notebook , DoD

Monday - 04/13/2015, 09:54am EDT

Army deploying warfighting version of in-flight Wi-Fi

Within weeks, the Army says it will deploy systems that, for the first time, will give commanders access to the systems they need for mission command and planning, while they and their troops are airborne.

Tags: DoD , Technology , PEO-C3T , Dan Hughes , Jared Serbu , mobility

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 12:55pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next month, the Army will start fielding equipment that gives its commanders access to the networks they need to plan missions while they're airborne and en route to a battle. It's part of a broader Army push for a seamless mission command process, regardless of where the commander happens to be. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the story

Tags: DoD , networks , Jared Serbu , In Depth , Federal Drive , mission command

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 10:25am EDT
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