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For DoD, open architectures turn from a nice idea to a budget imperative

The Pentagon has professed for years that that open architectures were a great idea. Shrinking budgets might make them the default option.

Tags: DoD , Navy , acquisition , Open Systems Architecture , Michael Williamson , William Bray , David Dunaway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:03am EST
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Larry Youngner, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Office of Special Counsel recently found the Army had discriminated against transgender civilian employee Tamara Lusardi. Lusardi, a quality assurance specialist, faced what OSC described as "frequent" and "pervasive" harassment on a daily basis. The Army didn't admit to prohibited personnel practices, but it did agree to start diversity and sensitivity training. Larry Youngner is a partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the implications of the case.

Tags: Larry Youngner , Tom Temin , Office of Special Counsel , transgender , Tully Rinckey , personnel

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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Army changing its energy culture through better data

By the end of next year, the Army will install advanced electric meters at most of its large buildings, giving the service much more detailed data on how it uses energy than it's ever seen before.

Tags: management , Energy , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick , David Halverson , green government , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:58am EDT
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Army evolves its network integration process

The Army's network integration exercises will emphasize more lab testing and less integration during the NIE itself. Future NIEs will be biased toward programs of record, not off-the-shelf technologies.

Tags: DoD , technology , MODESTA , Noah Weston , Network Integration Evaluation , Dan Hughes , Modeling and simulation , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Bennie Adkins, Medal of Honor Recipient

The Army brought its top brass to Washington this week for its annual Association of the U.S. Army Expo. Among the dignitaries, an unusual recipient of the Medal of Honor. It's typically given to service members within three years of their heroics in battle. In the case of 80 year old retired Special Forces member Bennie Adkins, it took nearly five decades. Adkins tells Emily Kopp how he learned he would receive the nation's highest military award.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Bennie Adkins , Medal of Honor , AUSA , Special Forces ,

Friday - 10/17/2014, 08:06am EDT
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Army sergeant admits to stealing military equipment

Jorge Solorzano Jr, a supply sergeant at the U.S. Army Reserve Armory in West Palm, Florida, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $21,000 in military equipment.

Tags: Crime of the Week , DoD , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:52pm EDT

Religious services as a commodity?

Is the Army really conducting a reverse auction for Catholic priest services?

Tags: FedBizopps.gov , workforce , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 05:55pm EDT

As the IT, acquisition world turns: Army gets new deputy CIO

The churn among federal CIOs and others in the IT community has been uncommonly high over the last year.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Jose Arrieta , DHS , Treasury , Mike Krieger , Gary Wang , Andrew Hunter , CSIS , people , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Rapid acquisition , Bob Griffin , Reggie Brothers

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:13pm EDT

Odierno: Global strategy helps Army balance readiness, threat response

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says new Army Operating Concept stresses flexibility and sustainability to combat a wide variety of enemies across a wide swath of domains.

Tags: Ray Odierno , AUSA conference , Federal Drive , DoD , readiness , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 12:56pm EDT
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Army looking past push-ups, math scores to fill its future ranks

For now, push-ups and math scores are the main methods the Army uses to screen potential recruits. But officials say they are studying measures that take a "whole person" approach identifying future soldiers.

Tags: DoD , recruiting , workforce , Jared Serbu , James McConville , Allen Batschelet

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 07:20am EDT
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