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Army focuses energy investments on soldier power

The Army says the alternative and renewable energy industry should not look to the military as a giant source of investment capital for new technologies. But there are a few exceptions to that rule.

Tags: DoD , Green government , industry , Richard Kidd , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:02am EDT
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Lynn Dugle, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

The Army plans to say goodbye to more than 130,000 soldiers this year. To help troops move on with their lives the service is partnering with private employers who can provide job training. A new program will train some to enter the automotive industry. One of the partners is Raytheon. Lynn Dugle is president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the new program.

Tags: Lynn Dugle , Raytheon , intelligence

Tuesday - 07/29/2014, 10:18pm EDT
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Military suicides rise

Suicides among active-duty military rose this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials indicate more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents obtained by The Associated Press show there were 161 confirmed or suspected suicides as of July 14, compared with 154 during the same time frame in 2013. The increase was among the Air Force and Navy, while soldiers and Marine suicides went down.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , suicides , DoD , Air Force , Navy , Marine Corps

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:49am EDT

Army intelligence system DCGS-A pulled from key test

Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network, DCGS-A, from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

Tags: DoD , DCGS-A , information sharing , John Campbell , Ray Odierno

Monday - 07/21/2014, 08:18pm EDT

What's next for Bergdahl?

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has a desk job. This ends the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner back to active duty soldier. This opens the door to an Army investigation into his disappearance and his 5 years in captivity. It's not clear when Bergdahl will face Army investigators, whose finding will determine whether he has to face charges or any other disciplinary action.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Bowe Bergdahl

Monday - 07/14/2014, 11:06pm EDT

Army Corps of Engineers looks to private sector to hasten waterway improvements

Congress has approved $8 billion for 26 inland waterway improvement projects. But, many of those projects won't be completed for another 50 to 60 years. The Army Corps of Engineers is looking to speed up the process through public private partnerships.

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , DoD , House , public-private partnerships , Jim Hannon

Monday - 07/14/2014, 06:20pm EDT

Former Army employee charged with theft of military goods

A former civilian employee at Sierra Army Depot faces a two-count charge for conspiracy and theft of military equipment.

Tags: DoD , theft , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:49am EDT

With budget cuts looming, officials struggle to make case to maintain large Army

Among ten topics the Army's new undersecretary says he's pondering: the service's seeming inability to convince policymakers of the need to keep a standing active duty force of about the size the nation has today, even during budget cuts.

Tags: DoD , budget , sequestration , Brad Carson , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:00am EDT
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