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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army's been working for the past several years on a more "comprehensive" approach to fitness instead of one that measures how many pushups a soldier can do or how quickly she can run a mile. But when it comes to the overall health of the force, the Army's surgeon general says her biggest concern is how much sleep soldiers are getting each night. It's not enough. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu writes about it in this week's edition of inside the reporter's notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD , sleep deprived

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 08:31am EST
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Army to soldiers: get some sleep; DoD energy use falls to lowest level on record

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, the Army wants its soldiers to have healthy exercise, nutrition and sleep routines and DoD energy use falls to lowest level on record. Also in this edition...

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , Jared Serbu , DoD , green government , technology

Monday - 02/09/2015, 03:37am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army's been working for the past several years on a more "comprehensive" approach to fitness, instead of one that measures how many pushups a soldier can do or how quickly he can run a mile. But when it comes to the overall health of the force, the Army's surgeon general says her biggest concern is how much sleep they're getting. It's not enough. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu writes about it in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth

Friday - 02/06/2015, 05:33pm EST
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For Army, upgraded IT networks might mean fewer deployed soldiers

The Army is revisiting its approach to mission command and leaning on improved IT networks as one way to make its forces more flexible.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Joint Information Environment , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Robert Ferrell , Doug Wiltsie , Dan Hughes , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/06/2015, 04:09am EST

Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

The Army's budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

Tags: DoD , budget , pay and benefits , BRAC , Congress , OCO , BCA , sequestration , Thomas Horlander , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 06:00pm EST

Ray Chandler, Sergeant Major of the Army

Friday is the last day of service for Sergeant Major of the Army Ray Chandler. He will retire as the top enlisted man in the Army after nearly 34 years of service. He's the 14th Sergeant Major, and his main job is advisor to Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared what thoughts are top-of-mind for him as he prepares to wind down his service.

Tags: Ray Chandler , DoD , Sergeant Major of the Army , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 04:12pm EST
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Dr. Donald Reago, Director, Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate, CERDEC, U.S. Army

Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future soldiers enhanced situational awareness. Soldiers of 2025 and beyond may wear sensors to help detect and prevent threats like dehydration or elevated blood pressure. Dr. Donald Reago is the director of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the possibilities.

Tags: Donald Reago , CERDEC , Fort Belvoir , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 09:22am EST
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Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The new year will bring new contracting initiatives throughout government. A big case in point: The Army's forthcoming Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services, or RS3. It's one of several big, multiple-award contracts that will drive consolidation of professional services. Many more service contracts are likely to flow through vehicles like RS3 and the Navy's SeaPort E. Kevin Brancato, Senior Defense Analyst at Bloomberg Government, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to provide a broader outlook on RS3 and defense contracting in 2015.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Bloomberg Government , RS3 , Navy , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , contracting

Friday - 01/02/2015, 10:23am EST
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