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Army picks Android

The Army has picked the Google android as the operating system they want to put in the hands of troops on the ground.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Android , Google , iPhone ,

Monday - 04/25/2011, 11:40am EDT

Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Jim Moran , Gerry Connolly , Mark Center , inspector general , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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Army awards $2.5 billion operations contracts

The Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command awarded 36 contracts under its OPTARSS II program. The program provides DoD with operational planning, training and more.

Tags: contracting , OPTARSS II , small business , Army Forces Command , DoD , CGI

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 06:44pm EDT

Army's BRAC traffic plan flawed

A new report finds the Pentagon used faulty data when it decided to relocate 6,400 Department of Defense workers from Crystal City to Alexandria's Mark Center as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Tags: BRAC , defense , DoD , Mark Center , Jim Moran , inspector general , traffic , newsstand , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Arlington Cemetery , management , John McHugh , Kathryn Condon , Karl Schneider , Patrick Hallinan , Mike Coffman , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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Army transition plan in the works

After a decade at war, the Army must transform itself to better face the challenges of the future, the general taking the helm of America's ground force said Monday, telling soldiers he will lay out a plan for the future in two months.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , DoD Report , transition plan

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:40am EDT

How to keep altitude sickness down to a minimum

The DoD is funding research to combat the effects of altitude sickness in warzones. Research Physiologist, Dr. Stephen Muza, explains why.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , DoD Report , Dr. Stephen Muza , Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 09:40am EDT
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DoD crowdsources combat vehicle designs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on the Experimental Crowd-derived Combat-support Vehicle.

Tags: DoD Update , crowdsourcing , Nathan Wiedenman , DARPA , Experimental Crowd-derived Combat-support Vehicle , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:06pm EDT
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Army to recruit cyber contractors

With cybersecuirty professionals in short supply, the Army is reaching out to contractors for help.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , cybersecurity professionals , hiring , ATS Corp , contracting , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:02pm EDT

Northrop & Raytheon make two for OPTARSS-II

Both Raytheon and Northrop claim part of an Army Forces Command contract to support military operational and training needs.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , contracting , Raytheon , Northrop Grumman , OPTARSS-TWO

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 10:35am EDT
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