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Walter Reed trains Iraqi physical therapists

Sharing knowledge is key and both parties are learning a lot from each other's knowledge and experience.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Walter Reed , physical therapists , Iraqi army , management

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 08:40am EST

Army to cut 30% in overseas spending

Overall, the Pentagon's request for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is $118 billion, a $42 billion reduction from its 2011 request.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , pentagon , FY 2012 budget , budget

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 10:40am EST

Have you jumped on the USA Express?

Cordell Hall, program manager and music director for USA EXPRESS, joins host Derrick Dortch for an in-depth look at the Army's touring show band.
February 11, 2011

Tags: USA Express , Cordell Hall , DoD , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , pay and benefits

Friday - 02/11/2011, 02:18pm EST
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Report finds uncivil fatality rates in civil affairs command

Although a mere fraction of the troops are dedicated to Civil Affairs, they have been deployed without proper training and equipment to hostile territory to carry out heroic efforts against difficult odds and they are killed far out of proportion to their numbers, a Center for Public Integrity investigation found. We get details from the Center's Barbara Slavin.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command , Center for Public Integrity , Barbara Slavin

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 10:08am EST
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DCAA tightens audit scopes, sees big returns

DCAA has added 500 employees over the last two years but is conducting fewer, though higher quality, audits each year. Director Patrick Fitzgerald explains the thinking behind a new framework.

Tags: Federal Drive , DCAA , contracting , management , Patrick Fitzgerald , Defense Contract Audit Agency , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 09:40am EST
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Medal of Honor recipient to end Army career

Medal of Honor recipient and Iowa native Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta will end his Army career in June and move to Colorado to pursue his education, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , MOH , Sal Giunta

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 08:40am EST

Army marches e-mail to the cloud

The Army has announced that it will start moving individual e-mail accounts to a cloud-based enterprise e-mail service by the middle of this month.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , cloud computing , technology

Monday - 02/07/2011, 09:40am EST

Army puts brakes on insourcing

A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.

Tags: DoD , management , contracting , insourcing , John McHugh , Robert Gates , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:18pm EST
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Virtual reality shows real promise for PTSD

Virtual reality applications are being designed and implemented across various points in the military deployment cycle to prevent, identify and treat combat-related PTSD. We learn more from research pioneer Dr. Albert "Skip" Rizzo.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , PTSD , technology , Albert “Skip” Rizzo , virtual reality , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 09:40am EST
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Army looks to replace the M-16

For the first time in almost 50 years, the U.S. Army wants to replace the standard rifle shouldered by hundreds of thousands of frontline troops around the world.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , M-16

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 08:40am EST
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