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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

Cloud, cloud, everywhere there’s cloud

Wow. So much news about cloud, so little time. Good thing we have this blog, right? Federal News Radio was busy covering news about cloud computing this week. We’ve gathered all of those stories here for easy access. Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout The Army will begin migrating employees to its new cloud-based [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , email as a service , Google , Interior , Microsoft , USDA

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 04:45pm EST

Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout

The Army is nearly finished with the testing phase of its new DISA-hosted enterprise e-mail service and plans to begin migrating users into the cloud in mid-February.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , Enterprise , e-mail , DISA , Mike Krieger , Rhett Hernandez , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:21pm EST
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