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From Wellesley to Wendy's: How Janet Hill became the 'General'

Janet Hill, principal at Hill Family Advisors, sits down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss the importance of diversity in American corporations and her famous Wellesley classmate - Hillary Clinton.

Tags: Janet Hill , Hill Family Advisors , Women of Washington , Hillary Clinton , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , Wendy

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 10:09am EDT

GAO: Length of DoD withdrawal from Afghanistan to surpass Iraq

The Department of Defense expects a longer and possibly a more costly withdrawal of Army and Marine Corps equipment from Afghanistan than in Iraq, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Tuesday.

Tags: Jory Heckman , Afghanistan , DoD , GAO , Iraq , Marine Corps

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 12:05pm EDT

Lt. Col. Sean Kern, National Defense University

The Army is the latest federal organization to lay out a career path for its cybersecurity leaders. Career Field 17 will offer soldiers that career path. Advocates of professionalizing the cyber workforce believe that would feed talent pipelines with the people agencies need to succeed. Lt. Col. Sean Kern is cyberspace operations officer, and a graduate student at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the main cyber problem right now is a people problem.

Tags: Sean Kern , National Defense University , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces, not ‘exquisite stovepipes'

The leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says his job is not merely to build the cyber workforce, but to integrate that up-and-coming capability with the Army's existing signals and intelligence disciplines.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , technology , Internet , workforce , Cyber Center of Excellence , Fort Gordon , Stephen Fogarty , cyber corps , intelligence , DISA , management , budget

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Cyber operations is about the only area of the DoD budget that hasn't been subject to cuts. But the new leader of the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence says that doesn't mean the Army can grow its newest military discipline in isolation. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Federal Drive , In Depth , Jared Serbu , management , budget , technology , cybersecurity , DoD , Cyber Center of Excellence

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:20pm EDT
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Army sergeant pleads guilty to stealing 1M gallons of fuel

While deployed in Afghanistan, Christopher Ciampa allegedly stole more than one million gallons of fuel for resale on Afghanistan's black market.

Tags: DoD , Christopher Ciampa , Justice Department , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:21am EDT

Col. Paul Reese, Center for Army Lessons Learned

The Center for Army Lessons Learned is calling for soldiers who want to serve a yearlong tour in a hot spot such as Afghanistan, Kuwait or Africa. As an Embedded Liaison Officer, they would report back on what they observed. Colonel Paul Reese, director of the Center for Army Lessons Learned, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the Army is calling a great opportunity.

Tags: DoD , Embedded Liaison Officer , Paul Reese , Federal Drive , Center for Army Lessons Learned , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 09:20am EDT
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Ken Sandler, Sustainability and Green Building Advisor, GSA

The Army needs big solutions if it wants to generate as much energy as it consumes by 2020. It's using the Fort Carson Army base in Colorado Springs as a testing ground for the Net-Zero Energy Initiative. The General Services Administration identifies four ideas that could help Fort Carson reach big energy breakthroughs. It's also partnering with the Army and Energy Department to measure Fort Carson's progress so far. Ken Sandler is the sustainability and green building advisor within the Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings at GSA. He told In Depth with Francis Rose what Fort Carson has done so far.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , Francis Rose , Fort Carson , GSA , Energy Department , Ken Sandler , green energy , Net-Zero Energy Initiative

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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Marco Conners, Chief of the Army Games for Training Program, National Simulation Center

The Army is experimenting with a new type of interactive software to train its young leaders. It's called the Emergent Leader Immersive Training Environment software (ELITE). The training tool teaches soldiers to deal with a range of problems including disagreements with their platoon sergeant, driving under the influence and sexual harassment. Marco Conners is chief of the Army Games at the National Simulation Center. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Marco Conners , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 10:30am EDT
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Army opens Ranger school to women

The Army is opening the door for women to go to Ranger school, in one of the first steps toward allowing women to begin moving into more grueling combat jobs.

Tags: DoD , Ray Odierno , workforce

Saturday - 09/20/2014, 09:40am EDT
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