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Army to resume moving email to the cloud March 17

Deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the Secretary of the Army certified the program as technically and financially sound.

Tags: DoD , technology , Cloud computing , Mike Krieger , Email-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/17/2012, 08:19pm EST

Panetta calls troop cuts in Europe 'necessary'

Two Germany-based Army brigades will be brought home in 2014. By 2017, the number of U.S. service members in Europe will drop from about 80,000 now to 70,000.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Leon Panetta ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 09:45am EST

Army systems giving clearer picture of force readiness

The Enterprise Management Decision Support pulls data from 18 different databases to help senior leaders understand the state of divisions, brigades or battalions. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon said the system helped cut down the time it takes to collect this data by 90 percent.
February 16, 2012(Encore presentation April 12, 2012)

Tags: technology , Bobby Saxon , Enterprise Management Decision Support , data management , Jason Miller , Force management , Ask the CIO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:51pm EST
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Army on track to auditablity and oversight

Jim Watkins, the Army's director of accountability and audit readiness, says the Army wants to demonstrate to taxpayers that they're good stewards of the resources that taxpayers have provided.

Tags: Jim Watkins , budget , Federal Drive , Government Management Reform Act , DoD

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 11:53am EST
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Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , Fort Bliss , green government , Contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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DoD converts 17K civilian jobs under insourcing initiative

The finds of those 17,000 jobs, the Army brought the most contractor positions back to federal employees, 42 percent.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , GAO , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 09:39am EST

US Army: Brigadier general has died in Afghanistan

A 49-year-old brigadier general died Friday in Afghanistan of apparent natural causes, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. soldier to die there, the military said Saturday.

Tags: Terence Hildner , DoD , Afghanistan , Associated Press

Saturday - 02/04/2012, 04:17pm EST

In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Tags: DoD , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Keith Thurgood , Jack Stultz , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , workforce , National Defense Authorization Act , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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Air Force cuts personnel to meet revised mission

The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army's service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , strategic guidance , Budget Control Act , Air Force , BRAC , workforce , end strength , Norton Schwartz , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:25am EST
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Army praised for management turnaround at Arlington cemetery

The investigative agency that originally detailed huge management problems at Arlington National Cemetery a year and a half ago says there's been a dramatic improvement. The challenge now is maintaining the momentum.

Tags: DoD , Arlington Cemetery , Congress , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Peter Vangjel , Army Inspector General , GAO , Brian Lepore , Army Information Technology Agency , Kathryn Condon , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:42am EST
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