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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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DISA using cloud to further cyber defenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency created a Defense-wide directory of email addresses in support of their enterprise email system. But the real value in the listing of every military and civilian employee, contractor and retiree email address may be in securing information in a new way through the use of access based identity management. NIST is testing how to best use secure identity cards in the cloud.

Tags: technology , Alfred Rivera , DISA , Donna Dodson , NIST , cloud computing , enterprise email , identity management , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , cybersecurity , DoD , information sharing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:21am EST
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Army updates policy on flying unmanned aircraft in U.S.

The Army uses the drones for warfighter training and unspecified "domestic operations" in civilian airspace.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 01/20/2012, 09:41am EST

VanRoekel helping Congress grasp benefits of cloud

The federal CIO said he's not concerned that the administration's cloud initiative will fall victim to the same types of roadblocks lawmakers set out for e-government seven years ago. VanRoekel said members of Congress need data on the value cloud computing brings. He also said vendor management organizations and mobile computing are among his short term priorities.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , GSA , mobile , Federal Mobility Strategy , Congress , acquisition , contracting , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:05pm EST
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What will military force of 2020 look like?

Col. Kevin Felix, the chief of the Future Warfare Division at the Army Capabilites Integration Center, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent seminar examining the future force and the virtual training available for troops at home.

Tags: DoD , Army Capabilities Integration Center , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:09pm EST
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