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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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Army issues 'worst-case' scenarios for reductions

Army bases and surrounding communities across the country would lose up to 80 percent of their military and civilian workforces if maximum cuts in both budget and force size go into effect at the end of the decade, according to worst-case scenario projections.

Tags: DoD , budget

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 04:51pm EDT

WIN-T creator receiving recognition

One of the creators of a new mobile communications network for the Army is earning some lofty recognition. The system's technical name is the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, Increment Two, or WIN-T. Some soldiers call it their digital guardian angel. It's offers brigades in Afghanistan a digital network that can move voice, video and data in almost any environment. Patrick Degroodt is Deputy Product Manager for the WIN-T program and now a finalist for a Service to America medal in the National Security and International Affairs category.

Tags: WIN-T , mobile , GDIT Enterprise Center , GDIT , Patrick DeGroodt

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 04:51pm EDT

Army issues new policy to gain better control over enterprise apps

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army's CIO/G6, said the service now is requiring all enterprise software titles to be modernized, virtualized and migrated to an approved data center.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Robert Ferrell , cybersecurity , Joint Information Environment , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 07:57am EDT
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Who are the Green Berets?

The Green Berets are an Army Special Operations Force tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism. Key components of their training are language and cultural skills to work with foreign troops. Other duties include combat search and rescue (CSAR), counter-narcotics, counter-proliferation, hostage rescue, humanitarian assistance, and peacekeeping to name a few

Tags: Green Berets , Army Special Operations Force ,

Friday - 06/20/2014, 09:44am EDT

Army captain sentenced for kidnapping, assault

An Army officer was convicted of violating three military laws including abusive sexual contact, kidnapping and assault.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford , DoD

Friday - 06/20/2014, 03:30am EDT

Investigation begins into Bergdahl kidnapping

The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on or about June 30, 2009. The Army has appointed as the investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, an Army officer with Afghanistan combat experience. The Army says the primary function of its investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain the facts. With that being said, the Army's top priority remains Sgt. Bergdahl's health and reintegration.

Tags: Bowe Bergdahl , investigation , kidnapping , Afghanistan , Kenneth Dahl

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:57am EDT

Frank Hoffman, Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

The debate to change the Army's force structure is switching focus from "should they do it" to "how." One strategy is a Commission on the Structure of the Army. Frank Hoffman, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, tells In Depth with Francis Rose a commission would be a big step backwards in the effort to make the Army more affordable.

Tags: Frank Hoffman , National Defense University , DoD , In Depth

Friday - 05/30/2014, 05:17pm EDT
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