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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it's taking the DoD directive to trim its headquarters staff extremely seriously. And that's not just because it will save money. The service's number two civilian sees it as an opportunity to flatten what he calls a "sclerotic" bureaucracy, which does a poor job of responding to changing circumstances and urgent needs. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:47pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Even if Congress finally finds a way around sequestration, the drawdown plan the Army has already laid out would take it down to a size of 450,000 soliders within the next five years. Officials said they won't be able to shed 40,000 personnel just through attrition. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the Army is expected to involuntarily separate at least 14,000 more soldiers, and thousands more if the budget caps stay in effect.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , budget , sequestration , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:53pm EDT
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Doug Wiltsie, PEO, Enterprise Information Systems, Army

Two priorities shape the way the United States Army will drive its business: Warfighting and enterprise information environment mission areas. Those priorities are more important in an Army where human power, and budget, is getting smaller. Doug Wiltsie is program executive officer for Enterprise Information Systems for the Army. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Doug laid out three priorities for 2015 and he says the first one is uninterrupted capability delivery.

Tags: Doug Witsie , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:14pm EDT
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Cyber, ERPs top Army PEO-EIS' priority list

In our latest online chat, Doug Wiltsie, head of the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, discusses budget pressures, the move to agile development, acquisition innovation and cyber, among other topics.

Tags: Doug Wiltsie , DoD , online chat , Enterprise Information Systems , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , Technology , acquisition , innovation , e-learning

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 01:00pm EDT

Retired generals, defense insiders named to panel on Army's future

At the end of last year, Congress ordered up a new commission to study the Army's future. We now know who will serve on that eight-member study panel.

Tags: DoD , Larry Ellis , Kathleen Hicks , Tom Lamont , Jack Stultz , Bob Hale , James Thurman , Ray Chandler , Carter Ham , Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:12am EDT

Jesse Holler, Quantitative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

When the Obama administration released its 2016 budget request last month, it left some areas sort of blank. Case in point: The IT spending details for the Navy and Army, two of the biggest technology spenders in the government. Bloomberg Government analysts raided the IT dashboard this month to find some of the missing data. Bloomberg quantitative analyst Jesse Holler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with a clearer picture of Army and Navy IT plans.

Tags: Jesse Holler , Bloomberg Government , Navy , information technology , DoD , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/23/2015, 09:23am EDT
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Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Reserve

As one of the military's highest-ranking women and its first openly gay general, Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, has a busy speaking calendar, especially around this time of year. It's women's history month. Smith is the deputy chief of staff of the Army Reserve, which prides itself on having women in 95 percent of its occupations. Federal News Radio Reporter Emily Kopp asked Smith whether she thought the Army Reserve was more welcoming to women than other parts of the military.

Tags: Tammy Smith , DoD

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:50pm EDT
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Dr. Wendy Dean, Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program Management Office, U.S. Army

You might remember Charla Nash. She's the woman who was horribly disfigured when attacked by a friend's pet chimpanzee back in 2009. The Pentagon has been closely watching her long recovery. More than watching, actually. The Army has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars of Nash's medical bills. The hope is Nash's ordeal can help the military learn to care for disfigured soldiers returning from war. Dr. Wendy Dean, a medical advisor in the Army's Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program Management Office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the effort and what the military hopes to learn.

Tags: Wendy Dean , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Charla Nash , chimpanzee , DoD , disfigured soldiers , Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Program

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:41am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Army is moving hundreds of millions of dollars to the OASIS professional services government-wide contract. The Army and the General Services Administration signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with new incentives to use OASIS. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the new agreement.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , GSA , OASIS , Contracting

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 10:38am EDT
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