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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tags: DoD , ausa 2011 , Raymond Odierno , John McHugh , DoD budget , budget , sequestration , supercommittee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT

Reverse reviews: Soldiers rating their bosses?

Oct. 1 was the deadline for Army Officers to have completed at least one 360-degree evaluation, which includes reviews from superiors and subordinates, Army Times reports.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:32am EDT

Army, Navy construction amps up as contracts awarded

More than a dozen construction companies won spots on a multiple-award Army construction contract, worth $499 million. The also awarded an $11 million contract to restore and modernize a building in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , military construction , Contracting , Acquisition , Navy , DoD

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 12:40pm EDT

Stolen laptop contains data of 42,000 military family members

A laptop computer containing names and personally identifiable information for slightly more than 42,000 Fort Belvoir Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons was stolen from a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command employee Nov. 28.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , WebEx , cisco , cybersecurity , tech , Technology

Friday - 12/18/2009, 09:02am EST

FCS - R.I.P.

It's done. Not only is the $87 billion manned ground vehicle segment, but the entire Army Future Combat System modernization program is finished. The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer Ashton Carter say modernization will continue, but the fate of the players is still under consideration. That means, SAIC and Boeing will have to wait and see what their roles will be. Stop work orders will be issued shortly and conversations with the contractors about termination fees will begin and then it's back to the drawing board.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Ashton Carter , SAIC

Monday - 05/18/2009, 08:06pm EDT


October 21st, 2009

Like other Federal organizations, the Army buys a lot of information technology. They've encouraged buyers to use the Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions web site (CHESS). Now they're changing the rules.

Tags: Technology , Meeting Mission Goals , Chess

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 08:19pm EDT

Ft. Hood court proceedings grow complicated

The attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused of going on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood said Monday he wants his client's mental evaluation delayed citing a potential conflict of interest with the exam panel. A three-member board of military mental health professionals will determine whether Maj. Nidal Hasan is competent to stand trial which left 13 dead and dozens wounded last year Hasan's attorney John Galligan says one panel member taught at the medical school Hasan attended

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Ft. Hood ,

Tuesday - 01/26/2010, 12:37pm EST

A Part of the Army is Moving

The Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters is moving from Virginia from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama. The move is expected to be complete by August 2011. About 75 soldiers and More than 200 civilians are scheduled to make the switch. Army Contracting Command provides global contracting support to combatant commanders, while Headquarters, Expeditionary Contracting Command plans and executes contracting support for Army service.

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Contracting Command , Expeeditionary Contracting Command

Thursday - 01/07/2010, 08:19pm EST
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